About FreeDom

FreeDom Danielle Flowers

(LMT, NCBTMB, Herbalist) Owner

I have been a practicing professional for almost 15 years, but was drawn to the Healing Arts as far back as my early childhood. I distinctly remember my mother took me to a book fair when I was four years old; I picked out two books: One was about yoga and the other was about massage. During college I continued to gravitate toward these subjects. After taking several independent studies on Alternative Health and Healing, I realized that these disciplines were my calling in life. Even after more than a decade of working with clients using various healing techniques, I don’t think of what I do as a job; it is an extension of who I am. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Being present with clients through their healing is a profound experience and, quite frankly, a huge honor.
My formal education consists of certification as a Holistic Health Practioner from The Heartwood Institute in Northern California, member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and with mentors during my travels to many magical places around the world. But this work provides endless opportunities to gain new knowledge and experience. I strive to learn something new every day which can be incorporated into the treatment room. I specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy and treating acute/chronic pain. I also offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Thermotherapy, Aromatherapy, Pre & Post Natal Massage, Thai Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, and Reiki. Through my own observations and research, I have formulated my technique around approaching each individual’s body uniquely, customizing to their specific issues while working with their body energy in a collaborative effort to create and shape my healing practice.
Since 2005, I have devoted countless hours to the study of Herbal Medicine. I am fascinated by the Earth’s ability to provide what we need to heal. It is amazing that our ancestors discovered natural protocols to heal various ailments and that modern science is beginning to acknowledge and legitimize those ancient techniques. These medicinal plants are our allies and they are gifts to be utilized. I began my herbal practices with the intention of using herbs in my home. I read many books on the subject and decided to further my education. I participated in formal training with Susun Weed who is an American Herbalist, author, and Director of the Wise Woman Center. More recently I engaged in two years of intensive training with David Winston (RH, AHG) renowned Herbalist and Ethnobotanist, at The Center for Herbal Studies in a successful effort to earn accreditation as a Clinical Herbalist. In my herbal practice, I work with many different types of ailments from headaches, muscle pain, easing the discomforts of anxiety and stress, arthritic pain, and digestive issues, etc. Herbs are invaluable assets to our bodies as they heal through various conditions.
Whether you could benefit from massage, adding an herbal regimen, or you would like to explore both avenues with me, I look forward to working with you and taking part in your healing process.

Testimonials

FreeDom is amazingly good at what she does, which in my case is figuring out what’s wrong with my neck and shoulders and working out the problems. She’s amazingly strong and her massages are precisely calibrated at for whatever intensity I can handle. I work long hours at a computer, and I would hardly be able to sit up straight and function without her intervention. I highly, highly recommend her for anyone who needs a therapeutic massage for any reason.”  ~Dave H.

FreeDom is a magician. She has a calming presence and a true healer’s hands. I have recommended her to many friends who’ve been amazed by her expert knowledge and her ability to relieve tension (and chronic pain) in a single session. After you see FreeDom, you don’t walk, you float out of her office.”  ~Mariska V.

FreeDom is the most competent, best Massage Therapist I’ve ever had! I’ve had massages most of my life, for various reasons. I have never felt as good as I have in the past few years since working with FreeDom. She is so attentive and listens to your individual needs. When you are in pain and have no other way to relieve tension, she gets rid of it, there is no way to explain how amazing it is. Plus it’s all natural. If your condition changes, then so does her treatment. She is sensitive and does the job that needs to be done. I would never want to attempt to find another Massage Therapist. Her deep tissue and trigger point findings is like nothing else. I would recommend FreeDom to all my friends, and have.”  ~Janet F.

As a masters athlete FreeDom has been instrumental in improving my recovery from racing and training efforts. Her expertise and skill have also helped reduce pain and stiffness on occasions when I have sustained injuries. I would highly recommend her.”  ~Brad F.

“I am very impressed how FreeDom runs an extremely professional, finely tuned, immaculate business. First of all the massage by any massage therapist employed there is just perfect. They are all so pleasant and accommodating. I am always called or emailed to remind me of my massage and all is performed in a very timely fashion. I would (and have) highly recommend this business to others. It is an asset to our Emmaus Community.”  ~Pam P.

“Through my entire life, I have seen approximately 20 massage therapists.  Freedom is 7 times better than the very best of them.  She has amazing skills, she identifies and focuses on all of the trouble spots and heals my body.  Thank you FreeDom!!”  ~Chris T.

“I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia.  The quality of my voice is effected by elevated muscle tension. After a massage session with FreeDom, during which she concentrates on my neck, throat, and shoulders, the quality of my voice improves.”   ~Linda

FreeDom’s Herbal Testimonials

“I was suffering from chronic low back and hip pain. I had been to 3 different doctors, but they said nothing was wrong with me. I was in such pain at times that if I rolled over in my sleep, it would wake me up in agony. I have known FreeDom for several years and have been going to her regularly for massage therapy which was the only thing that was really making any difference in my pain. She works wonders with her knowledge, skill, and intuition so I became curious what her herbal consultations were like. I spoke with my Dr. who supported my interest in pursuing herbs for pain management. We had an initial consultation and then she recommended an herbal formula that was specific to the type of pain I had been having. I could not believe how well it worked! I am now, after 4 years,  pain free!I am so happy with the results. Since I have been working with FreeDom, I have been able to work out, sleep and sit at my desk at work pain free. I am very grateful to FreeDom for caring about me and for following up with me and continuing to make sure that I am doing okay. I would highly recommend her for herbal healing and massage therapy. She is the best therapist I have ever been too! Thanks so much FreeDom!”  ~Leslea

“I had heard through the grapevine that FreeDom, besides being an excellent Massage Therapist, was now a Clinical Herbalist . I asked for a private consultation to talk with FreeDom about my personal issues with health, diet, energy and sleep problems.  She had me keep a food journal which was helpful to both of us…for me seeing where I lacked important nutrition and for FreeDom in helping to give me better options in my diet and lifestyle. She was able to tailor a tonic specifically for me. I am so pleased with the results. I find my demeanor  is calmer, my energy level more balanced and even my sleep has improved.  FreeDom really listens and understands the process needed to benefit me. I would highly recommend her herbal knowledge/tonics to anyone.”  ~Pam

“FreeDom had a very comprehensive “review” of my health, eating habits and issues: sleeplessness, lack of energy, tense. She used this information to formulate a tonic for me.  I’ve taken it religiously for many months and feel so rejuvenated. When I don’t take it I feel the difference. It helps me more than anything else I have taken and I am so grateful for her knowledge and caring.”  ~Anonymous

“FreeDom listened intently and found just the right tincture to help me with symptoms of inflamed joints from chronic Lyme Disease. I feel great for the first time in a long time. The inflammation has reduced greatly and I do not have pain on a daily basis anymore. She is wonderful at what she does and I highly recommend her services!”  ~Deana

“My 1.5 year old daughter was screaming before bed every night and then waking up multiple times screaming again. At first we thought she was getting a tooth, but after weeks of this behavior, and not wanting to give her Advil every night, we decided it must be something else. My doctor kept recommending sleep training and no other solutions. Since she wouldn’t even lay down unless I was lying next to her, that solution didn’t work for us at all. I told Freedom about our situation at my massage appointment and she mentioned an herbal formula she has used for similar situations. It’s an all-natural, alcohol-free formula that helps soothe and calm. We give our daughter a small dropper before bed, which she looks forward to taking, and we haven’t had any of the crying fits since. It’s a lifesaver! FreeDom really took the time to cater to our family’s needs and help us all get sleep! She is caring and present with her clients and I am grateful that I have found her!”  ~Stephanie

“As a young working mother of two, my time often goes towards taking care of my children and husband. For many years I battled with injuries from gymnastics as well as anxiety issues. I started going to FreeDom for massages about 2 years ago and immediately felt a difference in my physical and mental well-being. Not only did I feel better throughout the week, but the hour that I had to myself was just as therapeutic. As a promoter of natural remedies for physical and mental issues, I wanted to eliminate my use of psychotropic medication for anxiety. I decided to also start going to FreeDom for Reiki sessions and an Herbal consultation. Not only did FreeDom help create a formula for my anxiety that could be used without interacting with my prescription drugs, she also addressed my fatigue. I feel absolutely wonderful since I started using the herbs FreeDom created for me, and now  my doctor and I are currently in the process of weaning me off of my medication. I cannot thank FreeDom enough for all of her help, and will always be grateful for her time and dedication she gave to me and my needs. I will forever be a client at The Sanctuary For Healing Therapies!”  ~Carolyn