Carrie Ognibene, HHP
Proprietor of Healing Arts Centre since 2001
Carrie Ognibene is a Holistic Health Practitioner and has been practicing massage therapy since 1996. She is a certified and licensed as a Holistic Health Practitioner of Therapeutic Massage and Oriental Bodywork, Esthetician and Aroma therapist.
Carrie’s specialty is integrating western and eastern techniques by combining deep tissue massage and oriental bodywork. This infusion of eclectic bodywork encompasses body, mind and spirit into a holistic healing massage. In addition, Carrie’s experience in athletic sports gives her the knowledge and personal experience in therapeutic sports massage. Not to mention, her gift is giving a healing and nurturing Aromatherapy massage that will leave you in bliss of relaxation.
I was raised in San Clemente, California and have always been involved with team sports, being athletic and having a healthy lifestyle.
I graduated from the University of San Diego in 1993 with a BBA (Business Administration). As a business major, possessing strong work ethics and an independent spirit my intention was to have my own business.
Looking for a better lifestyle, I moved to Mammoth Lakes, California in the spring of 1995. Amazed at the amount of out door activities, sunshine, space, mountain clean air and water I was in heaven and decided to stay. I wanted to continue my active and healthy lifestyle into a career or business and decided to attend massage school in 1996 at Muller College of Holistic Studies.
I studied and attained my Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) certification at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, CA., with well over 1500 hours of academic studies in western massage therapy and Oriental bodywork. By 2001 I became the new proprietor of the Healing Arts Centre to pursue my dreams of creating a holistic and integrative health centre in the most beautiful place on earth.
To understand and be more knowledgeable about our skin (the largest organ of the body) I decided to start taking Dermalogica skin care classes and to attend esthetician school. I graduated from the International Academy of Style 2003 and became licensed in the state of California from the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
My education in integrative bodywork & massage therapy / facials & skin care continue every year. My passion is with active bodywork where I am continuing my studies in Orthopedic bodywork and Myofascial release. My mission is to provide holistic and integrative health care to the Eastern Sierra. If I can change someone's world by facilitating healing (Mind, Body & spirit) then I have accomplished my goal.