Leah Rifqa Savage - M.Ac / M.Div / AOBTA
Specializing in the connection between the mind, body, and spirit, Leah has been studying and practicing the art of health and wellness for 25 years. A lifelong learner, she has relentlessly studied and mastered a wide variety of complementary healing methods.
With an innate ability to sense energy or 'Qi', Leah facilitates the process of harnessing the universal life force within each person leading to the restoration and repair of the body, reducing illness recovery time and increasing overall energy, vitality, and wellbeing.
Leah has a unique ability to empathize with each person who comes to her for healing. Very supportive and attentive, Leah has healed deeply from an antibiotic resistant super bacteria and understands healing from both an emotional as well as energetic perspective. She provides a safe harbor of love and healing for all of her clients.
By understanding the deep root cause of disease, Leah works to bring the body back into harmony and healing, teaching healing exercises and educating her clients to achieve optimal wellbeing. Her clients remark that Leah is a natural teacher - she excels at client education, showing each client how to maximize the therapeutic healing value of their sessions.
Leah loves and is deeply rewarded by her work, especially her time with couples, families and children. She Loves Art, Music, Animals and Speaks "Parrot". In her free time, Leah can often be found in nature or with family.
Leah's Sufi name 'Rifqa' means
Love, Mercy, Compassion
Leah was diagnosed with a rare and often fatal antibiotic resistant super-bacteria in 1990, at the age of 19. When conventional therapies failed to heal, Leah dedicated her life to the study of various forms of health care practices. Ultimately, Leah made a full recovery and attributes her success to Oriental Medicine, Qi Gong, and a deep spiritual partnership.
During the time of her illness, Leah met and became assistant and student to the late Dr. Jing N. Wu, internationally recognized Acupuncturist based in Washington, DC. It was here that Leah received her initial training in Acupuncture, spending four years in apprenticeship training. Leah completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and Fine Art, a combination that assists her in synthesizing the science, art, and nature inherent in healing.
While studying in DC, Leah had a wonderful opportunity to assist NIH-The National Institutes of Health - with studies regarding the efficacy of Acupuncture for stroke patients. As primary editor for English translations of acupuncture manuscripts for a college in Beijing, China, Leah learned many useful and less known Acupuncture techniques.
Leah has continued her education and experience in ever expanding ways, see below for her experience and qualifications.
Leah's Experience & Qualifications
As a Certified Oriental Bodywork Therapist since 1996, AOBTA, Leah has training in Jin Shin Do Acupressure with Iona Teeguarden, M.A. and completed her Acupressure certification from The Oriental Arts Center with Jon Fraser.
Leah is trained in Oriental Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Muscular Therapy and Sotai. Leah has over three thousand hours of combined study at both a four year program at the New England School of Acupuncture (where she earned a second Masters Degree in Chinese Acupuncture), as well as the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture where she learned healing through Emotional Balancing, Five Element Diagnosis, Oriental Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Sotai, Shinkiko Acupuncture without needles, finger needle technique, Cupping and Press Needle, Gua Sha, and both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture without needles.
Leah has performed Extensive Acupuncture Internships at hospitals around the Boston Area. She has treated patients at Boston Medical Center, Roxbury Community Center, Malden Hospital,Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Winchester Hospital-and Lynn Community Elder Care Center.
Currently working at the Tam Center for Healing, since 2009, Leah studies with renowned healer, Acupuncturist, Qi Gong and Tai Chi Master, Tom Tam in Boston, MA where she became a certified 'Tong Ren Therapist'. Leah practices and studies Tai Chi and Qi Gong healing.
Leah is a Reiki Master, Pan Gu Mystical Qi Gong Instructor, and was trained in Therapeutic Touch.
Leah has taken seminars at the Muscular Therapy Institute where she learned both Swedish Massage as well as Muscular Therapy Massage.
As a CranioSacral Therapist since 1998, Leah works with the subtle rhythms of her clients bodies, helping to establish a deep 'still point' of relaxation, as well as to re-align the bodies tissues and organ rhythms. These gentle movements unlock stored physical and emotional tension, relieve pain, and create a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing, stimulating the immune system and improving health.
Training in Shadhilliyya Sufism with Shayk Muhammad Al Jamal, and Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, MD, DD, since 2004, Leah is a Master Sufi Healer and Teacher An-Naqib. Leah can help her clients, regardless of faith or belief, learn to heal from the ancient spiritual practice/art of developing an ability to open to the 'lights' of the 'divine' love within one's heart. This transformative way of healing develops an intimate relationship with one's Divinity. Sufism is a very powerful and fascinating form of complete healing of the mind, body and spirit...as well as creating a vast reserve of underlying peace and tranquility.
Leah studied Divinity and Ministry/Counseling/Healing for four years, and in 2009 received her Master's Degree in Divinity from The University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism. Leah is also an Interfaith Minister ordained by Rabbi Frank of the Peoples Church in Miami, Florida.
Combining studies at Boston University in Social Work, with studies as a InterFaith Non- Denominational Minister as well as ongoing study of Non-Violent Communication, Leah works successfully with couples and families to strengthen and re-create their relationships. Opening their hearts to deeper love and understanding, building trust and compassion and finding a balance and harmony...an evolving peace at home.
Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Leah can help her clients to manage stress, pain, and recover from trauma.
Buddhist Psychology is a powerful tool that aids in achieving deep and lasting inner peace and freedom. With 15 years of insight, Mindfulness, and Vipassana meditation training, Leah has studied at the Cambridge Insight and Meditation Center, as well as with Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Leah is a trained Hypnotherapist since 1997. She works with her clients to create positive mental imagery that can have a profound impact on the regulation of hormones, as well as other biological functions. These Techniques powerfully assist the body in many forms of healing including post and pre-surgery prep, Hypnobirthing, Pain Management, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Stress Reduction and Relaxation, among others.
A Personal Message from Leah
Hello! Welcome to Complementary Healing For Everyone!
If you are visiting this site today...there is a good chance you are seeking something more in your life… Perhaps an increase in creating more Brilliance...transforming 'Dis-ease' into Vibrant Health and Wellbeing, or Learning how to Thrive and Heal a Chronic Illness. Perhaps you are a caregiver looking for support, knowledge and next steps for healing your loved one...or you are in need of greater Vitality and Wellness, deeper Sleep, less Stress, more Energy... greater experiences of Joy, Creativity, Wonder, a desire for embracing Trust and Conquering Fear...opening to more Love and Peace in your Life, Marriage, Family... to Adventure or to manifest your Deeper Spiritual Purpose and Destiny…
Maybe you don't know quite what you are needing or yearning for...but there is a deep desire for something more... something intangible, something as of yet unimaginable and waiting to be born.
Embracing a new Journey in Wellness can be a fun, poignant, hopeful and often exciting...a powerful step in manifesting your life's dream.
I hear you, I can help you and I relate through my own direct experience.
I feel so blessed to have the opportunity each day to aid and inspire people along their unique healing journey! It is an honor and incredible joy to co-create such beautiful relationships with my clients. Each day I wake up with a sense of purpose and happiness knowing that my knowledge and experience can help another person’s life be more magical and enlivened than they had previously imagined!
Working in the Health and Wellness industry has been a phenomenal experience providing a rich life journey into many paradigms leading to personal knowledge, discovery, wisdom and healing.
These enriching opportunities are made even more so by the degree to which they can be directly applied to helping facilitate the deep healing of individuals, children, couples, and, yes, even animals!
Working with Mind-Body-Spirit Therapies, the style of Healing I offer immediately reduces stress, enhances motivation, increases energy and vitality-- unleashing creativity and ingenuity and helping heal the body in an unexpectedly deep way-- touching the heart of the illness and facilitating a multi-layered approach to healing.
Manifesting your optimal potential for a vital and rich life. You will feel enriched, enlivened, and empowered. An investment in yourself lasts forever!