Kim Engle- Owner,LMT, Reiki Master, Doula
Growing up, Kim never imagined being a therapist. Actually, when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be a tree. Her parents believe in natural healing, so, growing up Kim did get massage and chiropractic. Kim went to college to be a teacher but after a few years she came to the conclusion that college wasn't for her. Kim's still not sure what drew her to massage, but, after her first day of massage school she realized she had found her passion. Her passion is healing and facilitating the well being and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Kim uses her intuition to guide her through each session. Every client is different so no session will be the same. Through Kim’s technique of massage therapy and reiki, physical stresses of the body and mind are relieved. This allows the body to naturally begin the process of healing. Kim has discovered through her experience that when you commit to getting massage therapy on a regular basis you will feel healthier, happier, and revitalized. She invites you to experience and enjoy the difference.
Kim is a nationally certified & licensed massage therapist. She graduated from the Core Institute of Massage Therapy in 2001. She is certified in pregnancy and infant massage which is now one of her specialties as well as being a Doula. Kim is proud of having the privilege to provide and help women have a positive birthing experience. Kim was trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy™ in 2006. For a complete healing experience, Kim can balance the flow of energy using Teiki and Meditation.
Pure Harmony is Kim's first baby. She also has twins Landry and Neysah. Owning Pure Harmony has made it possible for Kim to work part time. The other days Kim gets to play with her smart, funny and adorable kids. The best of both worlds! Kim feels truly blessed and thankful to have a balanced and happy life.
Kim was featured in The Dunedin Moms Group. Here’s her story
I was doing massage at a chiropractic office one day when I realize I wanted more for my massage career and for my life. It was an exciting realization but it made me really nervous and scared at the same time. I never thought I’d want to own my own business . Until this day I was content working for someone else.
Being able to help people on my own terms was really important to me. If a client needed more time than what was scheduled, i wanted to be able to do that. If a pregnant client wanted to talk about her birth plan after her massage, i wanted to give her that option. I wanted to be able to fully support and care for my clients and not have them feel rushed and not cared for.
At first I rented a room at a holistic wellness center, where I stayed for five years. I loved being my own boss, making my own schedule and having freedom to take a vacation. Renting a room helped ease me into running my own business.
Fast forward to 2010. The holistic wellness center was no longer a fit for me. I decided to rent a room a another massage establishment in Dunedin. It was a beautiful location and my clients loved coming there. Two months after I signed the lease the owner informed me that she could no longer pay rent at the studio and will be closing in two weeks. That’s when I started freaking out! Where am I going to go what am I going to do? Should I go to peoples homes, should I have them come to my house, should I open my own place?
I started driving around through Dunedin looking at different places for rent. Nothing is really giving me a good vibe. I saw the for rent sign outside of where Pure Harmony is now. It was called Lillys a cigar bar. My husband and I decided to go inside the cigar bar and have a drink. It was dark and dingy and I was wondering how I could make this space beautiful serene. Something told me to go for it, do it everything will be OK. So two weeks later I signed the lease and got my keys. That day i came to the space, walked in a literally cried. It was so ugly inside, it stunk like cigars and the ceiling was black( until then i hadn’t seen the location in daylight. The cigar bar was always dark.
My amazing talented husband reassured me that we can make Pure Harmony everything I wanted to be. So I put on my big girl pants and we started the renovation process. It took us 6 months and on August 14, 2010 we had our open house! I haven’t looked back since. I feel so blessed and humbled to be able to live my passion every day. Little did I know a few years later Pure Harmony would give me the opportunity to work part time and stay home with my sweet twins part time. The best of both worlds...so balanced and happy.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had my struggles and doubts along the way but i wouldn’t change any of it.
3 fun facts
1- I Love tatoos and cant wait to get more
2- If i could be a wet nurse i would add it to my list of services. I’d love to nurse all the babies all day!
3- Doing this project has been really hard and empowering at the same time
Jackie Petrou LMT
Jackie is originally from Ohio and moved to Florida as a young girl and grew up in Clearwater. She moved to Southern California in 1997 so that she could study and grow in the field of healing arts. Jackie was happy to move back to Florida in 2011 so that she could once again be near her mom, sister and extended family. Jackie now happily resides in Dunedin with her son and husband.
Jackie has always had a passion for many aspects of the healing arts. She became interested in spirituality and metaphysics a few years prior to attending school for massage therapy in 2000. Jackie received her Reiki I certification the same year she enrolled the National Institute of Technology in Long Beach, CA . She then went on to receive her Reiki II certification in 2002 and continued working with her love of energy healing and body work. She then received her Reiki III Level Master/teacher certification in 2009.
Living in Southern California for 15 years helped Jackie gain vast knowledge in the healing art of massage and bodywork. She worked as a massage therapist for some of the most innovative and prestigious medical spas and Chiropractic offices in California, always keeping her mind open to learning new things from her peers and mentors in the field. She gained 10 years of knowledge working with Chiropractors, medical doctors and acupuncturists. Jackie became highly skilled in the art of therapeutic, deep tissue and nueromuscular/myofascial techniques as many of her patients were dealing with chronic pain and severe injuries. Working in medical spas also gave her the expertise in executing many different types of spa treatments. She also had a passion for aromatherapy prior to attending massage school. She continued to educate herself over the years, learning about the vast healing attributes of nature through essential oils. All of these healing modalities added a new level of passion and care to Jackie’s work. She takes every opportunity to incorporate these modalities into her massage work for an amazing added benefit to her clients.
In addition to her many years of work with massage and Reiki, Jackie began teaching as a massage therapy instructor at Everest University soon after returning home to Florida. She found her 3 years of teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience. Jackie especially loved connecting with her students and sharing her knowledge & experience in the field, as well as helping them to gain confidence in their abilities to help people reduce stress and heal their bodies. Teaching was an amazing way for Jackie to give back to those who shared her passion for healing the body with massage.
Jackie is always happy to assist her clients using various massage techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, reflexology, aromatherapy, reiki, hot stone, and shiatsu massage. Jackie is continuously striving to learn techniques that will further benefit her clients. She is currently studying both craniosacral therapy and Tui Na (acupressure and Qigong massage) while integrating both into sessions with her clients when the need arises. Jackie brings 17 years of experience, knowledge and passion to all of her amazing clients and she takes great care to customize each session to meet the individual needs of each client.