Our Approach

Sacred Winds uses a multifaceted bodywork approach using Body Memory Recall and John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release as the primary modalities.

By using BMR/MFR as the primary approaches to restore homeostasis or normal balanced-functioning, we provide a personalized, caring, and affordable treatment plan that can be done here at the Lakewood office or in the comfort of our client's home.

This treatment plan allows our patients to return to a life of new possibilities as their pain will now be manageable or gone completely- depending on how they respond to treatment.

Our Mission

The mission of Sacred Winds Center for Healing
is to provide each patient/client with the most
advanced treatment and care to restore
wholeness and balance for complete mind-body

Nice to Meet You


Robert Smith


"My story begins back in 1988 when I attended school at the Connecticut Center For Massage Therapy.  I knew I needed to attend massage school because I was called to work with people as a minister is called to serve. I didn’t know what I would be doing...I just knew I had to do it.

I first thought I would work with athletes because I was highly involved with weight training and promoting good nutrition, so I thought that would be a natural fit.  I graduated in December of 1989 thinking 'here I go.'  I was already working in Connecticut with two chiropractors and both they and their patients loved the work I did. It wasn’t full body massage, but instead was utilizing deep tissue manipulation and what was called Athletic Massage at the time.

I moved back to NY and set up a practice.  I still felt something was missing- athletes weren’t getting any bodywork because they, at that time, didn’t see the value in it.  There was a pattern of clients showing up at my practice and these were people who were in pain, either acute from some fairly recent injury or with a chronic condition of several years. I had success in treating most afflictions that showed up with what I knew.  However, I had this strong feeling that something was missing.  Not too long after, I received a brochure in the mail regarding John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars. I knew as soon as I attended the class and saw the immediate change in patients being demonstrated on, that I was in the right place. I proceeded to take all of the classes and repeated many of them to understand the content on a deeper level.  I became an Assistant Instructor for many of the classes, too. After about 16 years of that, I discovered that I wanted to do more. A friend of mine had decided to take his training and create a different approach using his experiences, as many of us therapist do, and decided to teach them- thus creating the Body Memory Recall approach by Jonathon Tripodi.  I decided to take all of the classes and become certified and a teaching assistant. I really loved doing the Sedona Journey, which I’ll talk more about later.

After all of these experiences, you have a therapist that has been practicing 29+ yrs who has had all sorts of chronic pain issues myself, starting off with severe lower back pain. It was through this process of taking classes and receiving a  lot of treatment that has allowed me to become the successful therapist that I am today.

I would be honored to serve you on your journey and know that each of us has our own journey to complete. Sometimes, it can be helpful to have a tour guide while navigating bodywork and the release from chronic or acute pain. I can confidently say that I would love to be the 'tour guide' for you."


  • New York State Licensed Massage Therapist
  • BMR I ~ Intro to Body Memory Sept 2007 Cape Cod, MA
  • BMR II ~ Twists & Turns Sept 2007 Cape Cod, MA
  • BMR IV ~ Subtle Energy Barriers Oct 2010 Sedona, AZ
  • BMR ~ The New Sedona Journey Oct 2008
  • BMR ~ The Sedona Vision Trek May 2010
  • Licensed to practice Massage and Bodywork in New York, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Registered Jin Shin Do Acupressurist
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Certified Spiritual Healer, Church of the Living Spirit
  • Completion of the following Seminars: Paul St. John's Neuro-Muscular Techniques: TMJ Dysfunction, Hands, Feet and Eyes.
  • Myofascial Release I, II, III, including Advanced Theory; Practice and Clinical Applications of Myofascial Release Techniques; Unwinding; Advanced Unwinding; Proficiency Assessment; Osseous Integration
  • Myofascial Rebounding
  • Myofascial Release Clinical Training I (Now called Skill Enhancement)
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy Level I Workshop
  • Myofascial/Osseous Integration of Cervical/Thoracic Regions.
  • Reiki I, II and III
  • Intro to Bach Flower Essences
  • Assisted Instructor: BMR I & II
  • MFR Peds • MFR I (2x) • MFR III
  • Assistant Instructor Pediatric MFR: MFR 1 (3x) • MFR III (3x)
  • Acutonics (Sound Therapy with a Tuning Fork): Level I & II
  • Event participation in the Connecticut Chapter, American Massage Therapy Association Connecticut Spirit Triathlon
  • Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour
  • Boston Marathon Sports Massage Team
  • Formal Education: Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy, Newington CT. Received Diploma in Massage Therapy
  • SUNY College at Fredonia, NY B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work
  • SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY Majored in Human Services
  • Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY A.S. Human Services

Next Steps...

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