At Boketto, we feel it is important to relax and indulge in various methods of restoration. By incorporating holistic modalities and rituals including acupuncture, massage and lymphatic facial treatments, the art and science of healing addresses wellbeing through mind, body and spirit.
ACUPUNCTURE + CHINESE MEDICINE
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.
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.
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 and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
Kelly Sherman, L.Ac., CHN has a passion for helping patients integrate the wisdom of the traditional healing arts and holistic philosophies into today’s fast paced lifestyle and modern approach to physical and mental healthcare. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Arvigo® Practitioner, and Astro-Empowerer. Kelly 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. Her 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. Through Arvigo® Therapy, as learned through the Arvigo® Institute, she weaves the wisdom of traditional Maya medicine alongside Classical Chinese medicine to facilitate powerful shifts with intentional engagement and hands-on realignment of the organs and energy systems housed in the abdomen and pelvic bowl. As a clinician, areas of specialty include stress management, anxiety/depression, insomnia, fatigue, chronic pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), and painful/irregular periods. Together you will not only address your areas of concern at their root cause, but build a personal playbook for how to maintain balance and flow moving forward in a comprehensive and sustainable way. As an Astrologer, Kelly offers natal chart readings and group workshops that expand self-awareness and encourage alignment with your most authentic self.
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.
Nicole LaCour, LMT, fell in love with massage as a teenager when she rode horses competitively. Massage not only helped her but also aided her horses performance to the highest degree. After realizing the endless benefits of massage, she decided that she wanted to go to school for massage therapy. Nicole went to school in Orlando, Florida and received her license in 2014. After massaging in Florida for a few years she decided to move to Richmond to be closer to family. In Richmond, she began working closely with physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists and began to see the beauty in how each profession approaches the body. Nicole has worked with many clients and tailors each session to their specific needs. Nicole blends many techniques and modalities, from deep tissue to myofascial release and Swedish, to best suit her clients.
Nicole is continuing her education and has applied for the School of Physical Therapy at VCU. There, she plans to earn a doctorate in Physical Therapy and continue to help people on their path to wellness.
Dionne DiBlasio is a certified Massage Therapist based in Richmond, Virginia. Having graduated from The Institute of Massage Therapies, she is also certified by Virginia's Board of Nursing. Dionne specializes in a combination of Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Dionne has worked in both clinical and spa settings with a wide range of clients and client needs. For the last four years, she has 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, Dionne will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Her hope is to create an environment where clients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
In addition to being a massage therapist, Dionne is a mother and pediatric cancer advocate. She previously studied ballet and modern dance at The Alvin Ailey School. Her body awareness as well as interest in bodywork is the result of her experience as a dancer and yoga student, using this to help guide her in her practice.