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Tammy L. Tomich-Gandee
LMT, EMFT, CLT, JFB MFR Practitioner
I first became interested in John F Barnes’ technique while working in the equine industry in the Midwest. There was much talk and wonderment around a new way of treating lameness and gait disturbance. My curiosity grew as I continued to hear about the positive outcomes John’s Myofascial work was having with horses.
Soon after my grandmother’s death, I spent some time hiking and reflecting in mountains and canyons of Arizona. When I returned home I discussed with my family(husband and four children) my want to be an adult learning and go back to school. With the loving support of my family, friends, and staff at Kenosha Gateway Technical College I earned an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences by completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program and graduating.
After graduation and becoming licensed in the state of Illinois, I began working for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in the Oncology Rehabilitation Department. During my employment with CTCA, I was continually empowered to further my educational interest. It was during this time I became certified in Tai Chi Fundamentals training, Leduc Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Manual Lymphatic Bandaging, Total Control Instruction with the Women’s Health Foundation, Clinical Instruction for Gateway PTA Students, STAR Provider with Oncology Rehab Partners, and John F Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) theory, practice, and application.
Most recently, I have accepted and have begun teaching “Overview of Myofascial Release” as an adjunct instructor with Phoenix College. I am hopeful with the support of technological advancements the growth in fascial research will further cultivate our healthcare community in recognizing the importance in myofascial treatment. I am excited to play a role in this ever-evolving discipline.
I have attended and completed the following JFB Myofascial Release Seminars & Workshops; Myofascial Release I, Myofascial Release II, Myofascial Unwinding, Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial
Release, Cervical- Thoracic Myofascial Release, Subtle Energy Therapy Level I, and Mark Barnes’ (John’s son) Equine Myofascial Release 1.
In 2010 I was gifted the opportunity to meet John F Barnes and begin the training I had been interested in from decades before. My love for this style of healing continues to deepen as I witness the beautiful outcomes that can be achieved through JFB MFR theory, practice, and application.
Candace Jordan, LAc
Candace Jordan has returned to Verrado after completing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. The course material included Chinese Herbs, Eastern and Western Nutrition, Orthopedics, Japanese Meridian therapy, OB-GYN, Cupping, Gua Sha, and TCM acupuncture. She started her studies in eastern medicine in 2000 by graduating from Jin Shin Do acupressure course. She then went on to graduate from Ashmead College of Massage Therapy in 2004. She has taken four levels of Acutonics and she loves the use of vibrational therapy with acupuncture. Candace also is a yoga instructor with 18 years of teaching experience. She has experience in treating complex cases and looks forward to facilitating healing with her patients.
Brad Stone, LMT, FST L2
My path through life has been one of great variety! I was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma. I loved my life there. I went to the University of Oklahoma for my bachelor’s degree. After finishing college, I moved out to Prescott, Arizona for a job opportunity to work with a nonprofit that was based out of Kenya working with a tribe called the Maasai. I did this for a while, and then moved to Phoenix and got into various other fields.
My entire life I’ve always found myself gravitating towards hobbies and professions where I could do my best to help and care for others in need, whatever way that might be. I’ve found that all of my careers have been a service to other people. I started learning about massage therapy and all the different methods used to help people in their own way. I decided to take classes to get my massage therapy license and I loved every minute of it. I took every class that I was able to and tried to learn as much as I could. After school, I’ve enjoyed continuing to learn and do work in this field.
I later took an intensive course and became certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy. I was lucky to take this course with the creator of the therapy, Ann Frederick. I fell in love with this modality and have been amazed by the instant and long-term results it can achieve. I love working with new clients to show them how great this can be and what it can do for them!
I’m so excited to continue my journey practicing Fascial Stretch Therapy at 906 Wellness. I’m looking forward to collaborating and growing with all of the amazing people who are involved here.
CEO of EO
My adventure with essential oils began in 2014 when I was seeking some alternative solutions for one of my horses, and I didn’t like the effects modern medicine was having on my body. Too many side effects! I also discovered that I didn’t want to keep exposing my body to the toxins that are prevalent in our society – from our skin and body care products to the food we eat. Have you ever read the labels? It’s frightening! Since that time, essential oils have been a part of my family (including critters) and we have been tremendously blessed by their healing benefits. My immune system has been boosted to the point that I rarely get sick, I have come off anti-depressants after 13 years, and no longer need or use any over the counter medications. I find it very empowering to be my own wellness advocate and am passionate about helping others do the same.
I have lead a double life in my career choices. I have been a dance teacher and choreographer for 30 years and have been involved in the horse industry for many years as well. Now I enjoy educating others on alternative health care! My hobbies include gardening, trail riding and camping with my horse, reading, and traveling. Below is my experience with horses and dogs.
Pam has a degree in Equestrian Studies from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. During college she competed in barrel racing while on the rodeo team and showed in both English hunt seat and Western pleasure. She also studied Dressage with a former member of the German Dressage team. Pam has taught riding lessons at Teen Ranch Canada for many summers. She worked for the International Arabian Horse Association in Denver as an Owner Service Rep. Pam is a Level 2 Riding Instructor in both Western and English with the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (involved in the Trail Riding Program), and the Lake County Mounted Posse. Pam uses natural horsemanship when training, teaches private lessons, and continues to attend workshops and clinics to improve her riding. She owns 1 QH mares – Delight the Stars. In
addition, Pam has been lovingly caring for and boarding dogs in her home since March 2013 and follows Cesar Millan’s training methods and is CPR/First Aid Certified for dogs and cats.