Patricia A. Walton

Patricia A. Walton, LMT, CMI, CVST, is a nationally certified and licensed Massage Therapist and an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has a B.A. from Columbia College, Chicago, IL. She studied at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy.

She has been trained in therapeutic massage, Thai yoga, Acupressure, aromatherapy, hot stone, and hospice and palmers method of seated massage, which she practices in the corporate community. She is also a Reiki Master, Meditation Instructor, Spiritual Director, and a Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist.

Vibrational Sound Massage is a remarkable restorative treatment utilizing Zen Therapeutic Sing Bowls that are placed directly on a fully clothed body or near the body’s energy field. A gentle technique is used to produce a strong vibration from the bowl in unison with soothing tones to induce a deep relaxation, a sense of well-being and a blissful meditative state. The Zen bowls’ harmonic overtones and powerful vibrations can affect our bodily systems, specifically muscular, nervous and immune. VSM is considered to be one of the gentlest and most non-invasive forms of massage. VSM is deeply rooted in the ancient Himalayan healing art of sound and vibration.

Patricia also holds monthly Vibrational Sound Baths at Claret Center. Vibrational Sound Baths explore the deep relaxation and rejuvenating qualities of crystal & metal sing bowls and other vibrational instruments. Let the vibrational waves wash over you as you expand your awareness to receive the sound, not only through your ears but with every cell of your body. This restorative session will give you a sense of well-being. The immune system is at its best when relaxed. This will be an opportunity to recover from stress, release tension and stop the mind’s chatter. The session is done laying down so bring your yoga mats, blankets, and small pillows to make yourself comfortable during this meditation/relaxation experience. It can also be experienced in a seated chair.

In 1995, Patricia’s experience as an on-site therapist in the corporate community inspired the birth of her private practice, Walton’s Urban Retreat; the place where she developed her eclectic style of merging energy and body work therapies to provide a balanced and holistic approach to wellness.