My name is Rev. J. Maya Ravensong-Lawrence. I am a Licensed massage therapist, an ordained Priestess of the Old Gods (1997), a shamanic practioner, an artist, a Reiki master, an author, educator, ritual facilitator, death doula, and have been an aromatherapist since 1991.
I graduated from Universal College of Healing arts in 2010 as a massage therapist and worked in their clinic for a few years before moving on to a chiropractic office for a couple years.
In 2014 I published a book BodyArt Therapy on the modality I developed of the same name. I also teach this modality as continuing education for LMTs.
In September 2015 I graduated with my Associates Degree in Applied Science: Massage and subsequently opened Serenity Massage & Energywork Day Spa in October 31 in the same year. I had remodeled part of my home to have 2 rooms and a small lobby. I was very happy there.
In 2016 I was honored to be one the LMT's for the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Trials in Omaha.
While I have been an aromatherapist since the 90's I finally received my Master Clinical Aromatherapist certification in 2018.
Helping people cross over has also played an important role in my life and in 2019 I received my Death Doula certification from INELDA.
In March of 2020 we moved our little business into a small commercial space. We did well there.
18 months later we decided that space was too small for our growing business. So, in January of 2022 we signed a new lease, started construction on the new space and reopened in February of 2022 in our luxurious, spacious new spa clinic that has multiple rooms (including a couple massage room), large retail area and lobby, and is big enough for classes for continuing education workshops, and online seminars.
In April of 2021 we received our certification from the state of Iowa as a licensed Hemp Retailer and Dispensary. We are SO excited for the wellness services and products this avenue opens up for our clients.
Check out the continuing education classes: Classes section to find out more.