‘’Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung
Mihaela Siragusa (Ela), is a holistic multi-dimensional health practitioner who has developed specialties in acupuncture, yoga therapy and acumassa therapy.
The strong desire to be healthy, happy AND to help others live healthier, happier lives, turned into my profession a few decades ago.
This desire kicked into full gear when I became a professional athlete. To play volleyball at my very best, I focused on a regimen of staying pain and injury-free, eating and sleeping well, staying positive, and benefiting from a clear mind. Soon, my teammates were asking for advice and guidance. My passion to continue to help myself and others, led me to the study of Sport Massage and Kinesiology. As a result, I became the go-to specialist in massage therapy and kinesiology.
After moving to the United States, my knowledge and skills were elevated by earning a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas) and becoming a Certified Yoga Therapist. By adding these necessary tools, I became better equipped to guide myself and my clients down a path of wellness and fulfillment.
My interest for learning, the passion to be better every day have formed the holistic and strategic approach that I now offer my clients. We team up to lessen pain and stress with acupuncture treatment and bodywork.
Concurrently, I empower my clients through an integrated daily yoga practice of postures, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. It is my goal to assist clients to experience the peace and joy of a balanced body, mind and emotions, and to live life to the fullest.
If my approach whets your appetite to explore ways of improving and maintaining your health, come and meet me. Together, we can start a journey of lessening pain and stress.
EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE
I am uniquely able to provide therapeutic treatment, wellness yoga training and physical enhancement to professional or casual athletes, as well as non-athletic individuals, through my in-depth knowledge of multiple disciplines. My resume includes the following certifications, diplomas, and degrees:
Certified Meditation Teacher (2021)
Certified Yoga Therapist (2018)
Education Provider for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Alliance (2017)
Certified Weight Trainer (2017)
Certified Wellness Coach (2015)
Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance (2010)
Master of Oriental Medicine, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (2002)
Shiatsu Diploma, Ohashiatsu Institute (2000)
National Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (1996)
Sport Massage & Rehabilitation Diploma, National Sport Institute (1992)
Master’s Degree in Engineering (1990)
Kinesiology Diploma, National Sport Institute (1983)
I am always learning, growing and adding disciplines in order to offer the best care.
KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS
I would recommend Ela to everyone, she's been amazing and all of the practices she teaches are so beneficial and life changing.
"Ela has a positive effect on my total health through massage therapy, acupuncture, and as a yoga professional and educator. She has helped put me
in touch with my body."
After each class I felt relaxed and grounded again. I loved the yoga classes, great sessions with a gentle, caring and wonderful teacher.
Ela made us feel secure in what we were able to do and not to feel badly if there was something that was difficult for us. I always felt relaxed and renewed by the end of each class.
Ela has been my saving grace! She has helped me through physical issues stemming from a recent knee injury. Ela is someone who truly cares for me and my well-being,"
In the time I have worked with Ela, I have found her to be infinitely patient and kind. She readily adapts her practice to my individual needs and restrictions.
“People need to be very gentle with themselves when they look at their behaviors and accuse themselves.” - Dr. Gabor Mate