Hi, my name is Sandra Stetler and I love helping people get back to being pain free and active.
Ever since I was a child, I think I was gifted with “healing hands”. My dad told me that when I grew up, I would make a great doctor! I was always interested in the body and the way things worked. I started reading the family Medical Encyclopedias when I was only about 9 years old and it just grew from there. I started out going to nursing school, but then diverted to massage school where I truly found my passion.
After graduating from massage school in 1993, I began practice on a part time basis. I specialized in therapeutic massage and really enjoyed helping people but found myself frustrated that many of my clients returned time after time with the same problems.
I took many continuing education classes in my effort to improve my techniques and hopefully find answers that would provide more satisfying long term results. Finally I found John Barnes Myofascial Release techniques and more recently Dr. Stephen Kaufman’s Trigger Point Pain Neutralization techniques. As many of my clients have commented: “That’s amazing!”.
I find it incredibly gratifying to finally be able to offer answers and relief to many who have exhausted all other options and have nearly given up hope of finding relief from their chronic pain.
I still enjoy giving (as well as receiving!) a great therapeutic massage with all of the many benefits it offers, but I am thrilled to have other tools in my belt that I can use when I see clients with more serious pain issues. As Dr. Kaufman is fond of saying “When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!”.
My interests, when I am not doing massage, include travel, theater, art (particularly stained glass), reading and music. I also love collecting quotes and jokes.
My major “escape from reality” and current passion is producing/directing the new Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire, a 501c3 non-profit providing “edutainment” for families, at risk, disadvantaged, and disabled youth and an opportunity for Door County residents and visitors to participate in a fun and educational learning experience.
I recently lost Bill, my incredible husband of 25 years, to “atypical” Alzheimer’s disease (caused from a blow to the head) but am blessed to be surrounded with a loving and supportive group of family and friends.
I enjoy living in beautiful Door County and providing massage, reflexology, raindrop therapy, myofascial release and pain neutralization services to my year around clients, tourists and visitors, as well as those lucky “snow birds” who fly away south in the winter.