Taking 14 medications
On long-term disability with the inability to work, function or even do simple household tasks.
Chronic infections like flu / cold / bronchitis
Severe symptoms of Crohn's disease
Poly Arthritis with severe joint pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Muscular Pain
Candida Albicans Infection
Loss of Libido
Working full-time as a
Licensed Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy Instructor
offering continuing education courses to other licensed therapists in the US.
NCBTMB Massage CE Approved Provider
Living pain-free & feeling vibrant and ALIVE!
Five doctors misdiagnosed me.
I was told I should drink milk of magnesia.
I was told it was in my head.
I was told I was probably just pregnant.
I was told to take medication after medication with no improvement.
I was still struggling at the age of 38 and getting worse each day.
One morning at 3:00 AM I awoke with heart palpitations which I was told was probably anxiety.
At that time I was on 14 medications.
I refused to believe anxiety & heart palpitations were normal. I set an emergency appointment with one of my many doctors the next day.
He told me I was having a health crisis and had "serotonin syndrome." I was having a pre-seizure & he was the Dr. who had prescribed the last four medications to help me cope with the pain with which I was suffering.
I stopped all meds immediately to save my life. I fired that doctor and I never looked back...
I went to see a nutritionist who suggested a gluten-free diet with a candida albicans cleanse.
That visit was the beginning of my transformed life.
I did my own research and with the help of my former partner, Debbie reading through so many new research studies we discovered there are so many foods (not just gluten) which are extremely inflammatory. Deb was helpful, focused & motivated to find help for me and for herself (she suffered from fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions). To this day, I am so thankful for her obsession & ultimate dedication with finding help and discovering a new way to live.
I was introduced to J.J.Virgin's, Virgin Diet plan and it set me on a new path to help others find their joy for life and live pain-free as I have.
I became a certified Health & Wellness Coach in 2017. I have always been a bodyworker and it is my true passion (to help others heal and live pain-free). Although I no longer offer coaching services I believe a diet of food and nutrition with less inflammatory factors is key for our overall health.
Ivy, who has lost 142 lbs
by changing her diet
and balancing her body naturally
through a simple elimination diet.
Although Ivy no longer offers one-on-one wellness coaching, she can guide you in the right direction. Ivy can help you get connected with a professional coach in your area.
To reduce inflammation and
promote over-all health it is sometimes vital to make changes to your diet. Sometimes big changes are needed; at times small changes can make a huge and lasting difference in
your over-all inflammation.
"My own journey in regaining health after suffering from chronic pain and disability has given me insight into the many challenges we all face.
This life experience enables me to bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding in helping you on your journey to recovering from auto-immune disorders, chronic pain, Crohn's, colitis, chronic lyme disease, RA and more."
"The Nasty Nine" foods to AVOID to reduce inflammation:
GPS SEAD CO=
((( An Acronym to help you remember the Nasty 9 )))
Oils (expleller pressed)
There is no charge for any referral.
Please call for guidance;
Ivy is happy to help.
Please contact Ivy@echohealingga.com
ECHO was a simple facebook page in 2014 after some great weight loss results and a few recipes were seen and shared with friends on social media.
Ivy has lost a total of 142 lbs. since 2010. Most of of the weight loss and regaining of energy and vitality has been since being introduced to
The Virgin Diet & eliminating sugar intake when starting the ECHO diet in 2014.
Ivy was the Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1996 from Gwinnett College in Atlanta, GA. Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and GA State Licensed since 2006. Certified as a Health Coach since 2017 she helps others relieve pain just as she has.
At this time, Ivy is accepting appointments with established & new clients for bodywork at LaVida Massage Center in Johns Creek, GA.
She is focusing on caregiving for her sweet but very old parents & building her new career path as a Continuing Education provider for NCBTMB nationally.
Nearly 24 years of extensive experience allows Ivy to guide you through injuries and acute pain as well as assess if your pain is of an acute nature or shows signs of chronic inflammation.
Profound and repeated success in alleviating acute pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel symptoms & foot and ankle pain is proven with Ivy's techniques.
"My clients success stories reflect my ability to help you improve your health, range of motion & live pain-free."
~ Ivy Iverson, LMT
Not all massage therapists are created or educated equally.
Ivy's work is considered gentle & firm but not painful, and often times immediately effective.
Ivy has been a proud therapist with LaVida Massage Centers for more than 6 years. Ivy currently has a limited schedule at Lavida Johns Creek (the #1 Lavida center in the US). If Ivy is unavailable for an appointment she can recommend other talented therapists on their staff within the metro- ATL area.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis Ivy has permanently closed her private practice in order to better focus on her teaching career.