About the Practitioner

Julia Shelton, the practitioner behind A Touch of Tranquility, was always told that she had "magic fingers" even when she was a child and had considered therapeutic massage as something she might enjoy doing in the future.  After attending Hillsdale College in Michigan and earning her Bachelor's Degree in Biology,  Julia decided that therapeutic massage was indeed the career she wanted to pursue.  With this decision in mind, she attended Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, California, where she learned from some of the best therapists in the area, further developing and honing her natural gifts into a touch that her instructors said was truly remarkable.

During her high school years, Julia also became interested in essential plant oils and aromatherapy.  Her interest in them soon changed to a passion which grew throughout the years -- as did her collection of essential oils! -- until she decided to become certified in the art of aromatherapy and combine it with her massage practice.  Now, Julia offers the options of aromatherapy during a massage session as well as separate consultations to blend aromatherapeutic remedies for clients. Today, as an independent practitioner certified by the California Massage Therapy Council, Julia looks forward to giving you a touch of tranquility in your life.

“I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.”          -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings