Joy became a licensed massage therapist is 2007. She obtained her certification in Massage and Asian Bodywork from Eastwind School of Holistic Healing in Iowa City, IA in 2007. Joy worked in a salon/spa setting for 2 years in Naperville, IL before moving to Des Moines in June 2009 and opening her own practice. For 5 years, Joy served clients in the Des Moines area inside Complete Wellness Chiropractic, working closely with Dr. Angie Monthei, DC. In June 2014, she moved her practice to the Okoboji area, working inside Ingwersen Family Chiropractic in Milford, Iowa.
Joy took her first Reiki class in 2000 and has been loving and using Reiki ever since. Wanting to find a way to help others with Reiki prompted her to attend massage school, as Reiki and massage naturally complement each other and are easily integrated into one seamless treatment. Joy took Reiki 2 in 2002 in Lombard, Illinois, Reiki 3 in 2008 from one of her teachers at her massage school, and became a Reiki teacher in 2011.
Joy obtained her certification as an Angel Decoding Practitioner in 2014, trained to facilitate angelic wisdom for others. She appreciates seeing others and their gifts "through the eyes of angels" and helping others awaken to their own powers of intuition.
Joy also became a Soul Collage Facilitator in 2014, trained in sharing this unique and fun way to uncover our own inner guidance and wisdom.
Previously, Joy obtained her master degree in psychology and worked as a psychotherapist, working with foster children and families in Chicago, IL.