Ian  Thomas BA, LMT

Ian Thomas


Ian graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College with a degree in Biology in 2004. Focused on finding out what he believed society needed most, he first studied Ecology, because the environmental sustainability is an important issue. Recognizing that it is difficult for a person to value the environment when one's own health or that of a family member is failing, Ian took a job as a technician in a Genetics lab that could support our understanding of how genes are turned on and off, which has implications in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. When he learned that Massage Therapy can support the body's immune system to reduce cancer, heart disease and diabetes, without the use of toxic chemicals used in research, he became a Massage Therapist in 2007.

Introduced to Restorative Practices and Nonviolent Communication, Ian believed that teaching in a way that listens to the feelings and needs of the students could create a framework that reduces stress on the body, allowing the immune system to function more effectively and create an overall, more peaceful and informed society. He tutored science and math at Delaware County Community College for a year with positive student reviews and took education classes at West Chester University. Ian became disillusioned with the restrictions imposed within a classroom and desired to focus on supporting more connected and empathic human beings rather than the teaching of Biology.

Ian became introduced to Supreme Science Qigong and became trained up to a Level 3 instructor. The answer had changed to what society needed most: releasing a consciousness of disconnection and otherness and embracing a consciousness of connection and unity that allows for peaceful interactions and cooperation needed for solving any problem that may arise. When we are connected to our energetic essence beyond our physical form, we can more deeply recognize our connection to all living beings.

Entering CranioSacral Therapy gave Ian an opportunity to utilize the skills of Nonviolent Communication, energetic presence of Qigong and focus on supporting the healing processes of the body and mind. It introduced him to Healing From the Core, which was designed to teach therapeutic presence to CranioSacral Therapists and supports releasing unhealthy emotional charges, bringing us into greater connection with ourselves and others. Another gift of CranioSacral Therapy is that it brought Rachel Benbow on his path, who is the founder of The Roots of Health, where he now works.

The Roots of Health

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Contact Information

3540 N. Progress Ave. Suite 106
Harrisburg, PA 17110
United States

tel. 610.368.5915 (day)


Hours of operation / Fees

Mon - Wed

10:00am - 8:00pm

CranioSacral Therapy

60 min: $85

90 min: $125

Relaxation Massage

30 min: $50

60 min: $75

90 min: $115

Targeted Therapeutic Massage

30 min: $60

60 min: $85

90 min: $125



CranioSacral Therapy

CST1: 10 Step Protocol, fascial diaphram releases, still point induction, cranial bone releases

CST2: intra oral cranial bone releases (maxilla, vomer, palatines), energy cyst releases

SomatoEmotional Release

SER1: avenue of expression releases, therapeutic imagery and dialogue, vectors

SER2: completion of biological process

Advanced CranioSacral Classes

SERTIP (Mastering the Inner Physician): enhancing skills of therapeutic imagery and dialogue

TBS1 (The Brain Speaks): supporting the needs of individual structures of the brain

CSIR (CranioSacral Immune Response): supporting the needs of the cells, structures and organs of the immune system

Healing from the Core

AEDA1 (Advanced Energy Dynamics 1): connecting with energetic presence through felt senses, sensing our own energetic presence as well as how we perceive others, hands on energetic techniques to support the healthy flow of energy in the body while grounding to discharge frozen energy

AEDA2 (Advanced Energy Dynamics 2): holding presence for another at a physical distance, supporting energetic releases and deeper knowing initiated by dreams

HFEP (Expanding Present Moment Consciousness): breathing techniques and sounds to support healing, cutting unhealthy energetic cords

HFTR (Trauma Recovery to Ecstacy: Healing Nervous System): releasing frozen areas of trauma while allowing the body to integrate and go at it's own pace as it shivers, shakes, soothes and settles in cycles

HFRR (Release and Renewal): understanding the lodges of a Native American medicine wheel

Professional Associations / Memberships

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

American Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

International Association of Healthcare Educators Medallion Membership (IAHE)

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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