Fiacco Healing Arts Founder & Director
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Instructor
It seems most often that my life produces two meaningful questions of who am I and what am I doing here? I wanted to share with you what I have learned so far. I am spirit temporarily disguised as human, here to remember and share who I am, to learn as much as possible and most importantly to practice loving unconditionally.
I moved to Burlington in 1997 to attend the University Of Vermont and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a minor in French. In 2003 I joined AmeriCorps as an affordable housing provider and then worked as an engineer and builder until deciding to transition into providing services in the healing arts. This decision was informed by my training and practice in Yoga, massage therapy and martial arts and through self-discovery in a multitude of other healing arts & practices.
I have practiced Yoga and martial arts since 1999, becoming instructors in each in 2009 and 2006 respectively: 200-hour Yoga Certified Instructor from the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts & 1st degree black belt instructor-ship certificate through the Moo Gong Do (Korean self-defense) Martial Arts Society. Both of these experiences have given me years of experience teaching diverse communities of different age groups and people with disabilities.
I have been a practicing massage therapist since June of 2011, when I received a 690-hour Swedish massage therapy certification from Touchstone Healing Arts in Burlington, Vermont. In March of 2014, I joined the Epic Wellness team, offering on-site massage services to Vermont businesses.
This newest development grew organically from my process with new clients. Each new bodywork client is required to complete thorough intake paperwork and a consultation with me before any Energywork or Massage is performed. This is a major distinguishing factor of my business that has allowed me to meet my client’s needs by first addressing what those needs are. As these needs change, so does the conversation and approach if necessary. Life coaching develops a deeper client/practitioner relationship though cultivating mindfulness and setting meaningful intensions.
Peace, Love & Light-Joseph!!