112 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-9257

Vickii Engel Thomas

Vickii Engel Thomas, MS, LMT

Specialties:

  • Massage Therapy

  • Integrative Bodywork

  • Conscious Living Coaching

  • Holistic Counseling for Self Care and Spiritual Growth

  • Meditation

  • Colorpuncture

  • EFT Meridian Tapping

  • Reiki & Chakra Energy Healing

  • Presentations and Workshops for Groups

Contact:     (410) 848-9257          vickii@centerfor-healingarts.com

 

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Author of “Creating Calm – 3 Powerful Models for Navigating the Rough Seas of Midlife“, 2016

 

 

 

“relaxed body…peaceful mind…”

Vickii 2015 Kohn photo 2 (Small)Vickii Engel Thomas, MS, LMT, has been a practicing massage therapist since 1987, specializing in the relationship between mind and body. She holds an undergraduate degree in  education from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree in counseling from McDaniel College.  Her certification in massage therapy was earned at the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC.

Vickii has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the last 30 years.  Her work with clients is strongly influenced by two advanced trainings which focused on the integration of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions with the physical body.  In 1998 she became certified in the Somatic Integrity Method of Healing created and taught by Dr. Suzanne Torrenzano.  In 2005 Vickii completed a two-year apprentship program in Conscious Living with Judith and Roger Roark.  These, along with many years of spiritual practice, make her work rich, clear, and inspiring for many.   In January 2015, she completed a 160 hour certification  in Peter Mandel’s Colorpuncture, the use of colored light to treat acupuncture points and zones on the skin.

In the fall of 2016, Vickii published her first book, “Creating Calm – 3 Powerful Models for Navigating the Rough Seas of Midlife”, which explores the essence of the midlife journey.  The three models – The Mobius Shift of Midlife, The Boat and the Breeze, and The Drama Triangle – are both conceptual and practical, offering readers a chance to step back and look at the big picture of midlife from a holistic perspective.  Vickii’s clients and students alike have found the book immensely helpful in understanding and creating a clear path forward in their own journey.  Copies can be purchased on Amazon in paperback or kindle formats.  Autographed copies are available for purchase at The Center.

Vickii facilitates meditation circles and occasional classes and offers presentations and wellnesss workshops on the art of selfcare, conscious living, meditation, breathwork, and body language for business and community groups.  Her current passion is EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, a tapping protocol

She is a co-founder and the owner of the Center.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is now known to many for its stress-relieving qualities.  Vickii’s approach creates a safe and calming experience so that you can settle, sink in, let go, and return to a more ease-filled partnership with your body.

Integrative Bodywork

Integrative Bodywork blends the process of counseling with the experience of bodywork, balancing your thoughts and emotions with care for your physical body and spiritual life.  It is a holistic approach based on the belief that what you think, feel and believe produce an absolute and immediate effect within your physical body.  Conversely, becoming aware of and working with the body can facilitate change in your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Each session integrates body-centered dialogue, movement, imagery, massage therapy, energy work, and breath work to help you reach your desired goal.

Integrative Bodywork is effective if you are dealing with stress, struggling in relationship, feeling stuck, experiencing difficult emotions, wanting to take better care of yourself, or searching for clarity and direction in life.

Vickii’s Integrative Bodywork creatively and respectively supports clients in learning through their body to be more conscious, healthy and alive.
Click here to read “The Essence of Bodywork”.

Counseling for Self Care and Spiritual Growth

Vickii’s approach to counseling is that of a fellow traveler on the road of life.  Inspired by many counseling theories, holistic models, and hundreds of hours of counseling herself, she offers her perspective  to help you to explore the beliefs that run your life and balance your patterns of thought and emotion with the stabilizing dimensions of body and spirit.  A patient of acupuncture for more than 30 years, she often incorporates a fresh perspective from Eastern traditions.  Vickii believes that we are all here to learn from each other and grow in our understanding of what it means to be human and fully alive.  Helping you to create a lifestyle of positive self care and healthy boundaries is the corner stone and bedrock of her work.

 

Appointment Hours

Monday through Friday
11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Appointments are available on one Saturday a month.

 

Appointment Fees

60-min. appointment…..$90
(10% discount for 5 pre-paid sessions….$405)

90-min. appointment…..$120
(10% discount for 5 pre-paid sessions…..$540)

120-min. appointment…..$160
(10% discount for 5 pre-paid sessions…$720)

Cash or checks are accepted, but not credit cards.

No tipping in this healthcare setting.

Fees noted are the full payment expected and accepted.

Services are not covered by health insurance plans, though a receipt is available upon request.

Payment is requested for any appointment missed, rescheduled, or cancelled with less than a 24-hour notice.  The fee charged is 1/2 of the full appointment fee.

 

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for 60-, 90-, or 120-minute sessions.  You may also purchase a certificate for a specific dollar amount which the recipient can apply towards a session of any length.

Health Intake Forms

Click here to download a PDF  of my health intake form.  Please print, complete, and bring to your first session.

 

Additional Professional Services

Mind / Body graduate courses written and taught through McDaniel College’s counseling program:

  • CED 518: The Body in Therapy
  • CED 535: Mind/Body Therapies
  • CED 566: Body Language

 

Workshops and Presentations for Your Group or Organization

Presentations, lecture series, workshops, and retreats on topics of stress & selfcare, conscious living, change & growth can be tailored for your group, staff, or organizaiton. Visit the Workshops & Presentations for Your Organization page for more information.  Please call or email Vickii directly if you have any questions.

 

Contact information for appointments:

(410) 848-9257         

vickii@centerfor-healingarts.com

 

 

 

What Clients Say About Working with Vickii

“Well…you’ve done it again. I just can’t believe how much better my back and sacrum feel today!  I’m so grateful that you were able to fit me in.  Now, if I take it easy today, I should be able to go back to work tomorrow.  I was worried I may need to postpone our vacation by a day so I could wrap up some work before we leave but I do believe you’ve saved the day yet again.  I’m so appreciative of your gift for healing, Vickii.  We are lucky to have you and the Center for the Healing Arts in our community! “

Patrick, 7/2016 

“This morning I had a thousand other things that I needed to get done but then I realized: I HAVE TO GET BACK ON MY BOAT!  I practiced some yoga. Thank you for reminding me that it’s OK to get back on my boat. I feel like a new woman!”

Jen,  10/2016