Emily Walter is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and founder of Inner Source. Emily’s interest in holistic health was sparked in 1995 after reading “Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin. She immediately began talking with midwives and was offered an apprenticeship with a homebirth midwife in New Mexico.
After apprenticing for a year, she went on to further her midwifery studies at Maternidad La Luz, a birth center and Midwifery School situated on the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. Graduating in 1999, and successfully completing the national exam offered by the North American Registry of Midwives, Emily attended numerous births and served as a Post-Partum Doula for rural, low-income families.
Upon having her own daughter in 2004, Emily’s focus shifted to Massage Therapy. She completed the Massage Practitioner Program through Touchstone School of Healing Arts in 2008, and received advanced certification in Prenatal and Perinatal Massage through Body Therapy Associates. Her training specifically addressed the needs of pregnant women through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. She loves working with women during one of the most exciting events in life ~ just when they need it the most, as they care for themselves and their unborn child.
In keeping with her philosophy of holistic health as supporting body, mind and spirit, Emily has also pursued additional certifications in clinical nutrition, and wellness coaching. Emily received her Second Degree Usui Reiki certification in June, 2014, and is advancing her aromatherapy studies. She is driven by her trust in the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and a strong desire to encourage and support people on their paths toward wellness. Emily feels honored and blessed to be able to offer her services to others.
“After a long, crazy work week, my sessions with Emily help me feel whole again.” Heidi B.
“Emily brings both intention and intuition to her massage. It’s as if she’s ‘communicating’ with my body on a very subtle and energetic level, and it listens!” Daniel G.
“Not only do I feel better physically but I feel more emotionally clear as well.” Bryan C.
“I was immediately at ease and fully relaxed as soon as Emily began working. It was as if my body said “yaaay!”… Her intuitive movements and pressure matched my body’s need for release, and ease. It was and has been the most fluid combination of “good pain” and elation I’ve felt. I experienced heart palpitations as I felt the energy I have been holding release. Not only has my physical body benefited, but my energetic needs for release were highly met.” Stephanie R.
”I enjoy working with Emily. She is very attentive to the client’s needs and that is very much appreciated. I like that she goes the extra mile to provide whatever is necessary to help me get the most benefit.” Francine K.
“Over the past couple of days, I can easily say that I am in touch with my body in a way that I have not been for years. A soft, gentle awareness of every inch of me. Such a relief! And I hold myself in a new way… again, with ease- as though all of me has come back together in alignment- of body and soul.” Allison C.