Nancy Shaw has been involved in the wellness industry as a bodyworker for over 20 years. She has studied many different disciplines of bodywork and yoga, both from Eastern and Western schools. Her background began in Shiatsu and then after working with many talented physical therapists and chiropractors she became passionate about problem solving therapies such as deep tissue, myofascial release and yoga therapeutics. In 1997 she co-founded I1n Touch Bodywork to meet the demand for skilled and experienced bodyworkers that work from a more “clinical” Western perspective as well as a “holistic” Eastern perspective. Nancy handpicks each bodyworker to allow for a variety of disciplines and styles and does further training with each of them. She and her company, In Touch Bodywork, receive referrals from a wide range of holistic professionals as well as many mainstream Western doctors. Nancy has always believed in looking at the whole health picture of her clients, she says “I have learned that diet and exercise plays an important part in inflammation of the muscles and body mechanics and in order to help my clients I have had to learn a lot about them.” She has worked with corporations as a health and wellness consultant bringing in experts to help her teach healthy eating and exercise habits and proper desk ergonomics. Also, Nancy consulted to train and hire staff for spas and hotels. Nancy continues to massage and teach yoga to a list of many leaders of business, fashion and entertainment while running her business and staying informed on the wellness industry. She lives in New York City with her 3-year-old son.