Hi, my name is Marina Lando. I am Reiki Master and Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, Published Author of the Dynamic Healing, a Practitioner’s Guide to Reiki Applications (with Valerie Remhoff, BA) and the founder of Harmony Life. I am approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
I am a professional member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Alternative Therapy Association.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about making people well.
I was first introduced to natural healing by my grandmother Stanislava at about the age of 7. My grandmother would take me to a forest or a meadow and show me what to collect, how to find plants, how they smelled and felt, and how to use them. The family cupboard always smelled of dried flowers, and Linden tea is still my first choice for a fever.
When I had any pain, my grandmother would put her hand over my body and the heat of her hands would soothe away the discomfort. Nobody called it Reiki, Medical Qi Gong or any other exotic name. I just knew: my grandma was magic and I wanted to be like her.
At the age of 9, I discovered the Children’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry, and read it cover to cover, all 500 pages. I was amazed by the possibilities of mixing together chemicals and making drugs to cure diseases. At the same time it was a disappointment. It seemed that in many situations plants that my grandmother gathered every year provided just as much healing opportunity without as much hassle. So I decided not to become a chemist or a pharmacist, but to marry a chemist (just in case). It proved to be helpful because in 2014 me with the help from my husband Alex created essential oils line Almar (Alex + Marina).
Circumstances lead me to earn Masters Degrees in both Computer Science and Economics. Later I learned Reiki, Ayurveda and Aromatherapy professionally. I started my healing practice in 2007 and expanded into the full service holistic center Harmony Life (HarmonyLifeCary.com) in 2011. I continue to study and expand my knowledge as there is always so much more to learn.
I am writing my second book. It will include Reiki protocols I did not include in Dynamic Healing and those I developed after the book was published . It is about releasing blockages with the help of Reiki, aromatherapy and meditation. I plan to include plenty of case studies.
I live in Cary, North Carolina with my husband and son. I am a black belt martial artist and an avid knitter.
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