DSC_0071Erica R. Hodgson, LMT

I received my BA from the University of Iowa in the 1990’s.  After deciding to stay at home and raise my three children until they entered grade school, I felt called to do something that would be in the health care industry.  I looked into several programs, but when I saw the ad to become a massage therapist, it resonated with me.  I earned my degree in Massage Therapy in 2009.  From the moment that I started working on clients, I knew there was more to my journey.  Each client came in with different issues, different backgrounds and I felt I needed to know about the whole body….how each part of our lives affects the person who we are.  From the food we eat, to the lifestyles we live, our individuality shows with how we are affected.  I did training in Florida at the Cathy Shea School for International Colon Hydrotherapy and got way more than I bargained for.  Two of my classmates had gone to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and suggested I look into their program.  These ladies saw my passion for good health, nutrition and integrating the body, mind and spirit together.

I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.