Mississippi license #2645
Born and raised in Washington State, Megan Runkel is a recent transplant to the Mississippi Gulf Coast From Bellingham, WA. She is fascinated by the human body and feels very fortunate to be able to work with people to create healing and ease in their lives.
Megan started her bodywork journey in 2007 at Heartwood Institute, a unique 1,035 hour program set in the remote hills of Northern California, learning the basics and so much more; depth and presence was paired with anatomy and technique. In 2010 Megan completed the Advanced Certification in Orthopedic Massage where she learned more about how to work with fascia (connective tissue) in full body patterns and how that relates to injuries. In 2012 she started to dive deeper into study of Cranial Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Insitute. Specialized classes in the brain, the immune system, the internal organs, and somato-emotional release have deepened her presence and anatomical knowledge to be able to work with more complicated conditions by knowing detailed anatomy and structural connections.
Megan has become a Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute after exams in essay, multiple choice and lengthy hands-on form. The in depth requirements for this certification set her apart as outstanding in this field.
Megan regularly attends continuing education trainings, at least twice a year, and is a Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute. Helping others learn has greatly deepened her knowledge and ability to be more succinct in explaining how this type of healing works. The more she learns the better she is able to help her clients and meet them where they are at.
When she is not working, Megan can be found outside enjoying nature, hiking, biking, doing yoga, traveling the world, and exploring her new home with her partner, Dustin, and their trusty sidekick, Mila.