“I have studied natural healing all my life, and both of my grandmothers assisted with birthing and dying in the Pittsburgh community where I grew up. Little did I know as a child that witnessing this was my early training as a healer. Unfortunately, my health suffered greatly due to amalgam fillings and root canals in my teeth. Thankfully, I was guided to colonics and gentle, routine cleansing that I practice on a monthly basis to keep myself strong and healthy as I age.
When I met my husband, Michael J. Shea, Ph.D., I had just finished my first series of colon hydrotherapy treatments (colonics). As we sat at dinner on our first date, I was amazed to discover that he was both a Florida licensed massage and colon hydrotherapist. I began to travel and study with him in 1990 after we were married. It became clear to me that my real estate career was ending as I was entering into my practice of helping people heal themselves. Michael supported me and I earned my Florida license in 1992 since we live in the only state that has a regulated licensed for massage and colonics. In 1994, I began teaching, and I have trained professionals in 35 countries."
Michael J. Shea, Ph.D., Curriculum Developer, provides updates to our student handbook with current scientific research findings. One of his gifts is reading complex scientific literature and distilling it into a language anyone can understand. You deserve the best, and that is what we provide. Explore his website HERE for more details about his specialty in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with a focus on the cardiovascular system.
Shanez Gunatilaka, Certified Instructor with International School for Colon Hydrotherapy.
Shanez is a long-time student of Alternative Health. She trained with Cathy Shea in 1996 and again in 2002. She is certified in Swiss Biological Medicine, and her interest in Alternative Medicine helped clear up some of her health issues. She had taken steps to start training in the alternative health field while still working in the IT industry in the UK and decided to make a complete change once she became a permanent resident of the USA. Shanez ran her own Natural Health Practice in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, USA, for approximately 5 years before returning to Sri Lanka at the end of 2005 and since 2008 has had her private practice in Colombo, helping the people of her country achieve better health.