About Cecelia and AKIT
I first learned about the power of massage through my own personal experience. I was formerly a manufacturing engineer, and a nationally competitive martial artist. I turned to massage and alternative medicine because I had cancer. I knew that managing my stress and following a path of natural healing was the answer for me. Additionally, I knew that recovery as an athlete was important for my performance.
In 2002 I committed to a complete lifestyle change. Under the care and instruction of Dr. Mary Myers, N.D.,M.T. I completed a 580 hour massage therapy certification, in Uniontown, PA, and began to work with day spas in the city of Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2004 I opened my first private practice, and was ranked by my clients on CitySearch.com as the highest ranking day spa in Pittsburgh for two years running. I loved my community!
In 2005 I visited Maui, and my family on O’ahu. On O’ahu I felt so at home, so at the end of 2006 I closed my spa, and moved to O’ahu.
At the time when I completed my massage certification in Pennsylvania there was no official required licensing, so my 580 hours wouldn’t transfer to the State of Hawaii. In 2008 I completed 600 hours with Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua, HI. I ranked in the top 5% on my Hawaii State Board exam, and have been practicing in Hawaii ever since.
From my very first massage to now I’ve studied and become proficient in as many modalities as possible. Being a former engineer, and coming from a family of engineers, my brain loves efficiency and design of systems. All things about the body and natural healing became my pre/occupation (pun intended :) My areas of expertise include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai, Sports, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Origin/Insertion Therapy, Pre/Post Natal, Infant & Child, Gerontology, Lymphatic Drainage, Chair, Hot Stone, Advanced Traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi and Applied Kinesiology.
In June of 2014 I completed the 100-Hour Course, a 200 hour apprenticeship, and began specializing exclusively in Applied Kinesiology. I have since integrated it with a unique fusion of complementary modalities creating AKIT Method . This patent pending protocol addresses the root cause of pain and dysfunction in the body on a neurological level, thus alleviating symptoms. AKIT Method is for everyone, however I primarily work with professional and competitive athletes, military service men and women, and those with physical trauma and surgical recovery needs to improve quality of life.
I look forward to being of service, and helping you achieve your best health and performance possible.
My clients include:
Competitive CrossFit Athletes & Coaches
Competitive Champion Power Lifters, Olympic Lifters & Coaches
Nationally Competitive BodyBuilders & Coaches
Pro Rugby Players
Olympic Volleyball Players
U.S. Federal Marshalls
Active Duty & Reserve Military Personnel - All Branches
Doctors & Dentists
Amputees & Post Surgical Clients
Attorneys & Other Professionals
“The body heals itself in a sure, sensible, practical, reasonable, observable, predictable manner. The healer within can be approached from the healer without.” -
— Dr. George Goodheart - Founder of Applied Kinesiology