JHSM has its' roots in Esalen Style massage, blended with subtle energy work (Reiki) and a unique group of Hands-on techniques focusing on the
Language of the Body, Touch.
With a background in Psychology, Keersha began her study of massage in 1978 and worked for the New School of Massage in Sebastopol, CA.
As a bodyworker, Keersha focused offering massage as part of 11-15 day intensive psychological growth workshops. As a Staff Member in the STAR Foundation, she recognized the value of team effort in integrating bodywork with psychological/emotional work, and continues to develop ways to bring comfort and safety to inner work. The process of holding space and creating safety for individuals healing traumas has influenced the classes and trainings she offers at JUPITER HOLLOW SCHOOL She has developed an approach to massage therapy that gives Graduates invaluable experience in areas not usually covered in massage classes but valuable in working with clients recovering from physical/or emotional traumas.
Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA 1974
Under graduate Studies in Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
Graduate of Massage Therapy Program 1978 New School of Massage, Sebastopol CA
Co-authored script for video presentation of “Feeling Good through Massage, The Edgar Cayce Way” for the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) Virginia Beach, VA.(1987)
1978 - 1988 Private Physical Therapy Practice (Partnership), Glen Ellen, CA.
1979 - Founder and Director, Jupiter Hollow School of Massage, Glen Ellen, CA.
Workshop Leader from 1980 - 1988 for the Edgar Cayce Foundation including workshops at Asilomar, Ca. and the A.R.E. Clinic Symposium in Phoenix, AZ
1995 - 2005 Staff Member, STAR Foundation, a non-profit Public Benefit Corporation. Personal Growth Workshops, Geyserville, CA.
1979-2018 Teacher and Director, Jupiter Hollow School