Celeste Washington #MA73987
I was born and raised in beautiful Key West , FL. I moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2007 to pursue Massage Therapy and graduate from Southeastern School of Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, founded by Kyle Wright, LBMT in the same year. I have always had an interest in health and wellness, which led me at the age of 18 to start a career in administrative hospital work that would span the next 16 years. My experience in healthcare ignited my fascination with the body's ability to heal and balance from within. I believe with massage, one can find healing and balance physically, mentally and spiritually, given the proper tools provided in nature.
In 2015, I received DONA doula training and DONA certification. In 2017, I received my level Reiki I and Reiki II certification. My areas of interest and study include pregnancy and childbirth, aromatherapy and herbal/ayurvedic wellness.
Christine Yastrzemski is the Owner of A Way of Life Acupuncture, PLLC. She is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated in 2006 from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, Florida after completing a 4-yr training program (with over 3,500 hours) to receive her Master degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is licensed in the State of Florida by the Department of Health, License number AP2255. Prior to returning to school for acupuncture, Christine received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Christine has extensive training in acupuncture, Eastern and Western herbs, tai chi / chi kung, aromatherapy, cupping, moxabustion, tui na, nutritional counseling, meditation / relaxation techniques and other modalities. She is highly trained in the latest methods out of China, as well as various ancient methods, integrating both into her practice. She has experience and training in various styles of acupuncture and specializes in sports injuries and cancer therapy. She has extensive training in acute/chronic pain, sports injuries, pain management and side effects of cancer treatments. She is the only licensed acupuncturist in the area who is certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to perform acupuncture on patients undergoing cancer treatment. Each treatment utilizes the various styles, giving the patient a personalized, tailored and effective treatment that works best for them.
She has worked with every type of patient/clients from athletes to the stay-at-home mothers, all who received relief from the benefits of acupuncture, and her personalized treatments. She is passionate about alternative medicine and hopes to encourage others to try alternative medicine and incorporating a more natural approach into their normal healthcare routine.
Christine is a Board Certified Diplomate with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida. She has been certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Acupuncture for Cancer Patients and Advanced Acupuncture for Cancer Patients.
She is an active member at Celebration Church here in Jacksonville, Florida and a member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA).
For over 10 yrs, Christine taught a weekly "Tai Chi for Movement Disorders" class at UF Health Jacksonville for the Neuroscience Department. She recently found another instructor to take over the class so she can continue to focus on her practice. The class is held every Wednesday from 10am to 11am and is free to attendees.
** Now offering: LED Light Therapy and Massage Therapy **
** LOCATED NEAR MAYO CLINIC **