Kerry Cummins Blank
Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), LMT
Intuitive Healing Arts
Kerry is a licensed Massage Therapist certified in Asian Bodywork Therapies through NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She is also an Intuitive Energy Healer and educator with 24 years of experience.
Her specialties are Shiatsu and CranioSacral Therapy. She also offers Chi Nei Tsang, Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Cupping Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing, Marconics Light Body Work and therapeutic aromatherapy. Kerry is owner of Catalina Aromatherapy, offering educational and fun hands on aromatherapy workshops and events at local venues including Tucson Botanical Gardens and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. She also facilitates retreats on mindfulness and self healing practices.
A native of Maryland, Kerry moved to Tucson in 2014 after experiencing the beauty of the Sonoran desert and the Catalina Mountains.
Kerry's background in the salon and day spa industry began in 1989 when she started working as a shampoo assistant at a salon & spa called "Stars." She soon became a licensed Cosmetologist offering hair care and skin care services. A few years later she had an auto accident which left her with residual pain. A friend recommended a visit to her massage therapist, which relieved the pain and led Kerry down the path of her calling. While in massage school she began her studies of Reiki energy healing, aromatherapy and herbs.
In 2003, Kerry became co-owner of Spa on The Avenue, a large upscale salon and day spa in Maryland. There she enjoyed developing specialty services for the spa menu featuring many handmade herbal infusions and aromatic scrubs. In the spa she trained the staff in performing specialty spa services and Vichy shower body treatments. Outside of the spa she also taught classes on Reiki, hot stone massage and crystal healing as well as a "Spa Therapies" module she developed for the local community college's Massage Therapy program.
Through the years, Kerry has been fascinated by and fortunate to be able to study indigenous and energy based healing arts from around the world. While the foundation she works from is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and Taoism, she has also studied some philosophy and healing practices from Indian Ayurveda, Thailand and the Q'ero Paqos (mystic shamans) of the high Andes of Peru.
She looks for the common threads running through all traditions for deeper understanding. Some of her favorites studies are those of the elements in different cultures - how they manifest through us, and practices to bring them into balance. Kerry is a forever student of the power of the mind and practices meditation, hypnotherapy and other methods of developing consciousness.
Licenses & Associations
AZ Licensed Massage Therapist MT #20107
AZ Licensed Cosmetologist #11402109
Diplomate Asian Bodywork Therapies (ABT) through National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Cert #100039
Professional member Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Baltimore School of Massage, Professional Massage Therapy program / 1998 / 500 hrs
Baltimore School of Massage Shiatsu and Asian Bodywork program / 2006 / 795 hrs
Robert's Institute of Cosmetology / 1991 / 1500 hrs
Selected Advanced Studies
CranioSacral Therapy I & II through Upledger Institute / 2007 / 72 hrs
Traditional Thai Massage / Thai Institute of Healing Arts / 2009 / 40 hrs
Thai Herbal Massage / Thai Institute of Healing Arts / 2009 / 8 hrs
Chi Nei Tsang / ASIS Massage Education / 2017 / 21 hrs
Certified Aromatherapist & Advanced Aromatic Studies / Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, Aromahead, NY Institute of Aromatic Studies / 1998 through 2016 / >400 hrs
Usui & Karuna Reiki Master / 1998 through 2003 / >100 hrs
Marconics Level IV Practitioner / 2019