Meet the Heal Thyself & Company Staff

Barbara Humphrey, CMT, CKTI

Barbara has been practicing since 1995 and is the owner of Heal Thyself & Co. After 20 years as a professional musician, Ms. Humphrey graduated as a certified massage therapist from the Health Enrichment School of Therapeutic Massage, specializing in neck and shoulder work. Barbara originally started the company out of her home, but when her second daughter came along in 2004, she decided to expand to her present location in Broad Ripple. Barbara’s post-graduate studies include:

  • Postural correction through Structural Integration
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Repetitive Use Injury Therapy
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Neural Manipulation
  • Strain-Counterstrain (Positional Release)
  • Micro current Therapy with Cold Laser
  • Esoteric Healing
  • Z-Health (a neuro-based rehab therapy)

Ms. Humphrey is the only certified Kinesio Taping instructor in Indiana since 2005. She has spoken in front of numerous state licensing boards on behalf of massage therapists, she has trained athletic trainers for the Colts NFL football team, and has been the keynote speaker for the National Athletic Trainers Convention.

Barbara’s latest efforts include authoring her book: The Illuminated Art of Modern Medical Massage for the 21st Century. The companioning workshop and book have a release date of early 2017. In it she explains her pyramid of wholeness starting with Biomechanics as the base, Neurology, then peaking with Conscious Self Awareness. She explains that so many of us react out of learned conditioning from our parents, our culture and society. We are so distracted with our stress filled lives that we are not fully present in the moment and able to use our Free Will to engage. Instead we react from our Ego Self (subconscious), whose sole responsibility is survival. It does this through PREDICTION, which is based on what we have been taught to believe, our personal experiences (emotional perceptions), and the input from our 5 senses (physical perceptions). What happens when the different information coming in doesn’t match or there has been a kink in the neuro pathways either from disease or disuse making it harder to predict? Our inner “Threat Bucket” gets full, so the brain sends out an action signal called PAIN. By increasing the quality of input to the brain, we can decrease the amount of threat to the subconscious ego and allow our higher conscious self to drive the bus, so to speak. Through specific movement, breathing, nutrition, visualization, and hands-on bodywork we all can become healthy, joyful, pain-free beings

Avery Nevitt, LMT

Avery became certified in massage therapy in 2009 in Southern Oregon. She has also studied the Kentro technique, which focuses on balanced ease of movement and posture in everyday life and she incorporates these awarenesses and tips into her sessions.

Avery specializes in:

  • Swedish massage
  • CranioSacral massage
  • deep tissue massage
  • sports massage
  • Thai /shiatsu massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology and lymphatic drainage massage

Avery is also a certified yoga instructor which she incorporated into her practice for those interested as well as aromatherapy. She enjoys helping others create and sustain a personalized, empowering, wellness plan for healing and lifestyle as well as create the space and comfort that facilitates deep relaxation and stress relief.

Avery has worked part time at Heal Thy Self since September of 2013. She is a proud mother of 2 boys and enjoys time gardening, hiking, music and celebrating life.

Scott Hansen, MA, CMT, CRC

Scott completed massage school in 1996 at Lame Frog School of Massage and Yoga. He also attended Ball State University; in 1992 he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and in 2012 a Masters in Counseling.

Scott specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage.  Scott’s goal is to bring the clients attention to postural distortions that could be causing pain and discomfort and then talk about what stretches and lifestyle modifications can be done to decrease the pain.

Scott uses a variety of techniques and modalities to meet the varying goals and needs of the client. As the treatments progress the techniques may change to facilitate the greatest change. (There is not a set routine).

Modalities used:

Deep tissue massage; Sport massage; Myofascial Release; Craniosacral; Trigger point therapy;  Facilitated Stretching: Esoteric Healing;

In addition to his work in massage therapy, Scott is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and is currently working with the Armed Forces Services Corporation. He is also the massage team coordinator for national VA/DAV sports clinics (NDVWSC, NVSSC); he started working with disabled veterans in 1998.  He has been a part of the HTS & Co. team since 2015.

Amy Becker, CMT

Amy attended Indiana Therapeutic Massage School, where she trained extensively in the foundations of massage therapy, including Swedish massage, deep-tissue therapy, relaxation modalities, Chinese and Hawaiian massage techniques, sports massage, prenatal massage, and rehabilitation for chronic pain and tissue disfunction. Amy’s postgraduate studies include craniosacral therapy, Thai massage, Reiki, mindfulness-based muscle therapy, native Hawaiian bodywork practices, positional release therapy, and Kinesio® Taping.

Amy specializes in:

  • comfortable therapeutic bodywork for relief of chronic pain
  • deep-tissue and relaxation massage for stress relief
  • myofascial rehabilitation
  • craniosacral therapy
  • structural alignment
  • energetic balancing

Amy believes in gain without pain. Her unique approach addresses chronic dysfunction by removing pain, retraining the body in how to move freely and rest comfortably. Her techniques are attuned to the needs of physical laborers, office workers, athletes, and those who are more sensitive to pain, such as pregnant women, mature individuals, and sufferers of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, and physical or emotional injuries. Her clients experience remarkable levels of relief, even when other therapies have fallen short. Her practice is culturally sensitive and welcoming to all.

Shirley Larner

Shirley joined the Heal Thyself & Co team in February 2015 as the Office Manager. She can be reached  by calling 317-253-8361 or by email at frontdesk@healthyselfandco.com.