At Boketto we feel it is important to relax and treat yourself to various methods of restoration. Whether it's acupuncture, massage or both, the art and science of healing addresses the body through mind, body and spirit.
A form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture supports the smooth flow of "Qi" in the entire body through the insertion of needles along various meridians. By releasing holding patterns, acupuncture restores the body and helps with both mental and physical disharmonies.
Touch is an important aspect to healing, especially through massage. Whether it is Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage, facilitating movement through soft tissue work is another way to restore the body back into balance.
NUTRITION + HERB SUPPORT
Proper nutrition is one of the four major pillars of health. No matter what treatment or modality is used, guidance in nutrition can help mitigate inflammation, balance the gut and stabilize hormones.
Jelena Nikolajevic, LAc, MSTOM, studied acupuncture and herb theory at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC. While in school, she had extensive training in both eastern and western medicine that covered subjects like pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, geriatrics, urology and gynecology. She studied under some of the best practitioners in and out of school where knowledge in Japanese acupuncture, shiatsu, tui na, and sports medicine was enhanced. She worked internships at the NYU Center for Joint Disease and St Vincent's Hospital. Before pursuing academics in acupuncture, Jelena studied history with a minor in art and eastern philosophy. Her passion for sports, health and preventive medicine led her on the path to Chinese medicine.
Areas of specialty include orthopedics, anxiety, stress, digestive disorders, insomnia, migrane headaches, menstrual disorders, low immune system, genitourinary disorders, asthma and night sweating. In her practice she incorporated trigger point release therapy, tui na, applied kinesiology and muscle testing, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Traditional Chinese herbal medicine and standard process supplements.
Since graduating in 2011 from Lotus School of Integrated Professions, I've worked with all types of clients with issues ranging from rotator cuff injuries to prenatal and postnatal to plantar fascia pain, marathon training to recovering from knee or hip surgery. I love working with clients that have specific issues they need focused attention on and make a plan so they continue on the road to recovery.
In 2014, I took Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains Fascial Release Series: Intrinsic Muscles of the Pelvis. This class has changed me as a therapist and my approach when working on hips, low back and muscles connecting to the pelvis. It has also deepened my interest in the connection between the emotional, physical and how massage can help process emotions through the body.
In 2015 I took Claire Marie Miller; Nurturing the Mother where I got to work closer with women and sharpen my skills in prenatal, postnatal and labor massage. I am deeply passionate to work with moms and mothers to be!
My clients prefer my heavy, consistent pressure and my intuitive approach to treat chronic pain, injury, stress, depression or sluggish circulation. Massage helps us reconnect mind and body which can be empowering to the client and I'm lucky to be witness to this reconnect.
I am a certified Massage Therapist based in Richmond Virginia. Having graduated from The Institute of Massage Therapies, I am also certified by Virginia's Board of Nursing. I specialize in a combination of Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage adding subtle energy work as needed. After becoming a mother in the summer of 2016, I have a passion for prenatal massage and the importance of perinatal care. I have worked in both clinical and spa settings with a wide range of clients and client needs. For the last three years I have worked in conjunction with physical therapists to facilitate the healing process prior to and post surgery. If you are recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or simply want to relax, I will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. My hope is to create an environment where my clients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
A native of New Jersey, I lived in Brooklyn, NY for seven years before moving to Richmond. I previously studied ballet and modern dance and have a certificate of study from The Alvin Ailey School. My body awareness is a result of my experience as a dancer and a yoga student, and I use this to help guide me in my practice.
I look forward to working with you!
Kelly Sherman L.Ac., CHN received her Master of Acupuncture studying Classical Chinese Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine while concurrently completing her certification as a Holistic Nutritionist at the Wellspring School of Healing Arts, both located in Portland, OR. Now, as a Licensed Acupuncturist in Richmond, VA and founder of Wax and Wane Wellness her passion is helping patients to integrate the wisdom of the traditional healing arts into today’s fast paced lifestyle and modern approach to healthcare. Kelly’s style of acupuncture incorporates gentle needling with combinations of body work, tuning forks, moxibustion, aromatherapy, and glass fire cupping, along with nutrition and supplementation therapy depending on your needs. Together you will not only address your areas of concern at their root cause, you’ll build a personal playbook for how to maintain balance and flow moving forward in a comprehensive and sustainable way. Areas of specialty include stress management, anxiety/depression, fatigue, chronic pain, food sensitivities, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual irregularities.
Learn more about Kelly and access her schedule here.