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Synthia Andrews CV

Work Experience

1981 to present

Owner: Body Sounding Therapies/Andrews Healing Arts Clinic, LLC

A thriving private practice combining technical training with intuition and clinical experience. Focus is on the underlying structural, metabolic, energetic, emotional and spiritual components of health.


1991 to 2005

Faculty: Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

Instructor of core curriculum and advanced studies including teaching in the Medical Massage Certification program in conjunction with Hartford Hospital. Courses included Research Skills & Critical Evaluation and Oncology Massage.


1994 to 2002

Founder and Co-director at The Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health. Inc.

The SCWH continues as one of the first integrated health services on the Connecticut shoreline. It is a community wellness resource of Complementary and Alternative Medicine practitioners.


1995 to Present

Continuing Education Provider for Massage Therapists

Courses include Energy Awareness/ Jin Shin Do® BodyMind Acupressure®/ Emotional Processing and Bodywork/ Reiki I, II & III


1999 to 2015

Founder and member of the Board of Directors; Foundations of Life, Inc.

FOL was a registered, non-profit research organization investigating scientific understanding of subtle energy and consciousness.


2002 to 2010

Faculty member at the Kripalu Yoga Institute in the Massage & Bodywork Program developing and teaching a course in pathology for massage therapists called Dynamics of Health and Healing.




Derrick et al, The Application of Therapeutic Massage to Low Back Pain, Techniques in Orthopedics, 2003. Contributing author.


Andrews, Synthia. Dempsi, Bobbi. Acupressure and Reflexology for Dummies, Wiley Press, 2007.

Andrews, Synthia. Andrews, Colin. Complete Idiots Guide to the Akashic Record, Penguin Press, 2010.


Andrews, Synthia. The Path of Energy: Awaken your Personal Power and Expand your Consciousness Career Press- New Page Books, 2011.

Andrews, Synthia. The Path of Emotion: Turn your Emotion into Energy and Empower your Life, Career Press-New Page Books, 2013.

Andrews, Colin. Andrews, Synthia. On The Edge of Reality, (Career Press-New Page Books, 2013)


Andrews, Synthia. Self-hypnosis, Idiot’s Guides. (Alpha Books, 2014)

Andrews, Synthia. The Path of Presence: Eight Energy-Based Practices to Ignite your Purpose (Career Press- New Page Books, 2016)

Andrews, Synthia. Subtle Energy Work: Meditative Exercises for Healing, Self-Care, and Inner Balance: The Essential Handbook,  Career Press- New Page Books, 2022.

Trainings and Certifications

Swedish Massage, Michael Loomis, 1981


BA in Ecology & Political Science,
University of Connecticut, 1986

Massage Therapy

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, 1991

Personal Totem Pole Process

Margaret Vassington, 1991


Reiki I, II & III

March-September, 1992


Clinical Hypnotherapy

Beginner- Advanced

Hypnotherapy Guild, 1994

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®

JSD Foundation

Certification, 1994

Teacher Training, 1996

Myofascial Release I
MFR Seminars, May 1995

Myofascial Unwinding

MFR Seminars, May 1995

Myofascial Release II

MFR Seminars, May 1995

Myofascial Enhanced Skill  Clinical Seminar

MFR Seminars Dec.1995

Pediatric Myofascial

MFR Seminars, Sept. 1997


Sound Healing

Biosonics, October, 1999


Medical Massage Certification

Hartford Hospital/CCMT

March, 2000

Medical Massage for Cancer Patients

Sloan-KetteringOctober, 2000


Visceral Manipulation I-a

Upledger Institute, March 2001

Visceral Listening

Upledger Institute, August, 2001

Visceral Manipulation I-b

Upledger Institute, October 2001

Visceral Manipulation II
Upledger Institute, October 2001

Practical Visceral Manipulation Integration

Upledger Institute, November 2002

Advanced Visceral Manipulation

Upledger Institute, February 2003

Visceral Manipulation Cadaver Dissection

Upledger Institute, June 2004


Craniosacral Therapy I

Upledger Institute, March 2004


Skenar Therapy

Life Energies,

Level I, Dec 2000

Level II, October 2001

Color Breathwork Method

Pat Berry, May 2001


Neurofascial Release

Dr. Steven Myles Davidson, May, 2004

Naturopathic Medical Degree

University of Bridgeport, 2008


Lymphatic Drainage level 1
Upledger Institute, 2013

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