Reverend Nina Joy Rizzo, is a Registered Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Integrated Energy Therapy and LMT has been in practice since 1989.
In 1989, Nina Joy landed at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, California after having been catapulted from a traumatic personal experience. In search of a way to address her trauma and pushed forward by a strong desire to find ways of healing, for herself and for others, she became committed to bodywork. Her initial training taught her the importance of shifting reactions, developing new perspectives and recalibrating emotions in order to heal.
Later, what she learned facilitated her understanding of sacred spaces for the continuation of her own healing and recovery, and for her clients who came in search of similar ways and with similar needs. That was just the beginning of her professional career. Since then, Nina has become a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy, and is currently in the teacher training program.
She is an Integrated Energy Therapist. She has completed the Upledger CranioSacral Curriculum and is soon to be a Certified CranioSacral Therapist. She is a Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation student, with completion of the core program and is continuing with this curriculum. Nina has found these modalities to be complementary to one another, providing a highly beneficial approach to assisting the body in a Safe, Gentle and Effective Manner — physically and emotionally.
Most recently, over the past 4 years, Nina has been working side by side with Luc J. Chabot, an Advanced Osteopathic Manual Therapist and “Hands-On” Medical Intuit. Their work together provides her as an apprentice, continued hands-on learning in greater depth, with each new patient she assists. Along with more than 1000 hours of study in various bodywork modalities and over 800 hours of Ortho-Bionomy studies, Nina Joy also has over 20 years of practical experience.
Nina Joy completes over 100 Continuing Education Hours on a yearly basis. Having come full-circle through her commitment to learning, Nina has become the antidote to pain, injury and life-long stress as an acutely sensitive practitioner who addresses all the ailments that derive from these conditions.
Luc J. Chabot Ph.D, has an extensive education in Hands-On Osteopathic Manual Therapies and is a “Hands-On Medical Intuit.” He has been in practice since 1983.
Originally from Canada, Luc J Chabot acquired his BSC from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1976. A year later he entered the pre-med program at McGill University Montreal, Canada. Having become disenchanted with the medical program he ended his studies at McGill after 3 and a half years. One year later, he entered a 2600 hour massage program through Blackpool England, London and Counties Society of Physiologists and began his own practice in 1983. He soon realized that massage was not a manual technology that he wanted to pursue as it wasn’t really very effective.
Within a year, he began training through the Upledger Institute and continued his training in the clinic which was overseen by Dr. Upledger and his colleagues. Concurrently, Dr. Chabot studied with Dr. Barral‘s Visceral Manipulation courses with Frank Lowen, then director of the Barral Visceral manipulation program in the United States.
His studies with Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral Therapy continued for 5 years, after which he began studies of “Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation” in Hartford, Connecticut in the Integrated Osteopathic Manual Therapy program, “An Integrated Systems, systems specific multi therapy approach, to rehabilitation.”