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
Polyarthritis with severe joint pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Muscular Pain
Candida Albicans Infection
Loss of Libido
Working part-time as an LMT &
Massage Therapy Instructor
offering continuing education courses to other licensed therapists in the SE US.
ECHO has morphed into a teaching enterprise
and the acronym stands for
Effective Corrective Healing Observation
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 108 lbs since 2010.
Most of of the weight loss and regaining of energy and vitality has been seen since being introduced to The Virgin Diet & eliminating sugar intake when starting the ECHO diet in 2014.
JJ Virgin's work is HIGHLY recommended to decrease systemic inflammation!
Click below to find a link to JJ's books:
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 it was anxiety & that 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 discovered there are so many foods (not just gluten) which are extremely inflammatory.
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). I offer virtual coaching services based on the ECHO diet that I have used since 2014 . I believe a diet of food and nutrition with less inflammatory factors is key for our overall health.
For a Personal Coaching Session please email Ivy at
26 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.
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.
Profound and repeated success in alleviating acute pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel symptoms & foot and ankle pain are all proven with Ivy's techniques.
"My clients success stories reflect my ability to help others improve their overall health, joint 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 oftentimes immediately effective.
Ivy makes rare exceptions in her schedule for people in need of healing.
If you have tried other massage therapists and have had no relief and are struggling with your health and well-being and would like a private consultation with Ivy, please email her by clicking the email link below:
Leah “Ivy” Iverson, LMT is a seasoned body worker with more than 26 years
of experience. She is a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider
through NCBTMB. https://www.ncbtmb.org/
She has been a long time professional member of American Massage Therapy Association https://www.amtamassage.org/
Due to her own struggles with autoimmune conditions,
Ivy has educated herself on proper diet to avoid inflammation & has
lost a total of 108 Lbs. In addition to using bodywork to help others
recover and heal from injuries, Ivy has been certified as a
Health & Wellness Coach since 2017.
Ivy grew up in a home where alternative health options were appreciated more than western medicine. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class and has been certified in Neuromuscular Therapy from Gwinnett College in Atlanta, GA since 1996. Educated and mentored by Nancy Toner-Weinberger, publisher of the PERG
https://www.pergonline.com/ and rock star in our industry, for the past several years,
Ivy has been teaching Massage CE classes since 2019 and loves sharing her knowledge and experience with other LMT’s in the southeast and if not for COVID would have international retreats being performed ... eventually...
COMING SOON! Stay tuned!
Ivy’s bodywork techniques are unique and integrative, blending many modalities into one cohesive approach for clients that will change the way you work and provide healing on a deeper level for you and your clients.
She is a gluten-free enthusiast & a self-proclaimed foodie. Ivy lives with her partner, Farmer Mark, who grows organic produce in a beautiful urban environment near East Atlanta Village & Gresham park. Together they manage an Airbnb location near their home.
In her spare time, Ivy loves spending time with her healthy circle of friends and appreciates fine wine, good food and rich conversation filled with lots of laughter, nature-focused activities, yoga, dance & organic gardening. She is a dancer and a drummer. She plays Djembe and Surdo drums in drum circles and in Brazilian Batucada Drum Lines with Seed & Feed Stampede. She and Farmer Mark are members of the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable
(a volunteer marching band spreading joy through music).
Ivy is the National Support Group Facilitator for Vashti Initiative (an organization helping survivors of religious and spiritual abuse find escape, healing and hope). www.vashtiinitiative.org Ivy facilitates Zoom based support groups on the third Sunday of every month to help survivors who were raised in damaging faith based communities.
You can contact Ivy directly with any questions at anytime:
If you have questions or need guidance for nutrition and autoimmune coaching, please contact Ivy directly by clicking the button below.
If you have interest in any of Ivy's personal passions and volunteer activities, listed in this bio, please feel free to contact her by clicking the button below.