D Grace Guilfoyle

About Me

In 1997, I moved to Arizona not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. Recently, I had graduated from Brandeis University with a Biology degree with a concentration in Pre-Med. Having worked for several years for a travel company and dabbling a bit with the restaurant business, I had an idea of what I didn't want, but what was my passion, my calling, my purpose? At a 5K race in downtown Phoenix, I saw a massage school giving out complimentary short massages to the runners. I thought to myself, "Hey! I might be good at that." And the rest is history.

I finished my massage training with Southwest Institute for Healing Arts (SWIHA)  in 1999 and my passion for giving to others through healing therapeutic massage has only increased over the years. My time at SWIHA also exposed me to movement: Yoga, Thai Chi, and Chi Gong. When I moved to Apache Junction in 2001, I started attending yoga classes and was hooked. My self directed training has given me a broad foundation from which I draw my unique style of Hatha Yoga.

In my many hours of continuing education in Massage , I have received training in: Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Essential Oils, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, to name a few. I customize each massage to my clients needs and preferences. Also I utilize tools such as hot stones, cupping, gua sha and other fascia releasing tools.

In 2019, I completed the Crossfit Level 1 Certification which allows me to coach and instruct Crossfit group trainings. This added education assists me in assessment of movement.