Emily A. Francis is a 2020 Thought Leader on BestEverYou.com and the author of multiple books, including her latest, Whole Body Healing.
Emily has a Master of Science in Physical Education with a Concentration in Human Performance and a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness with a minor in nutrition. Both degrees are from Jacksonville State University where she was a collegiate cheerleader. After college she worked in corporate wellness. She soon became an aerobic director, kickboxing instructor, yoga instructor as well as began practicing tai chi, kung fu and other martial arts. She is trained under Universal Yoga in Sivananda yoga. Her teacher, Dattatreya was the senior desciple to Swami Vishnudevananda who brought yoga from India to North America and was the senior disciple to Swami Sivananda himself. Emily holds a gold medal in the US Open in Tai Chi Form as well.
Emily taught High School Health and PE and was the head of that department for a charter school before attending massage school. In 2004 Emily graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage in Clinical and Neuromuscular therapy. Immediately after she went on to study and complete the Dr. Vodder School International for Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy (graduating in 2005 and completing recertifications with the school every 3 years since). Additionally she is also certified in the Vodder’s kinesiotape training. Over the years since massage school Emily has taken courses in advanced TMJ dysfunction, MLD/CDT recertifications and has become a Certified Pediatric Therapist. Continuing education is extremely important to Emily and she tries to gather studies from far and wide.
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