In 1991, Marie (Malia) Murphy graduated from the Center for Transpersonal Body & Mind Studies with certification in Therapeutic Massage | Body Work | Body Mind Counseling.
She gained business knowledge, massage and spa treatment experience by working at the Engleside in Beach Haven, NJ the Ocean Place Resort & Spa (formerly the Hilton) in Long Branch, NJ and the Milagro Spa in Red Bank, NJ.
Malia has been living and teaching the holistic life style for over 35 years. One of her passions in life is to inspire and guide others to do what they love and reconnect with their true essence.
She has taught stress management to individuals and groups for nurses, executives, cancer survivors, teens and adults.
Malia is certified in Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) was an assistant teacher at the MFR seminars on the East Coast and Kauai and acquired over 250 Class hours in Somato Emotional Unwinding, Myofascial and Craniosacral techniques.
John F. Barnes, Physical Therapist, creator of Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) has been one of her mentors.
Malia is a Reiki Master, Ama Deus Practitioner, Emrei QiGong Healer, and Gestalt Therapist. Is also a certified Yoga Teacher from Let It Go Yoga Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Marie also has certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and Watsu (Shiatsu massage and stretching in the water).
Visionary Cranial Certification, Milne Institute - Level I, II & III.
Island Wellness Center was created by Malia on Long Beach Island (LBI), NJ in 1999.
In her 26 years of private practice, she combines her own unique intuitive gifts with aromatic chakra integration and bodywork to assist clients in accessing their own inner healer.
Marie (Malia) Murphy