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Healing Works Inc. opened in 2000, and for over 24 years, we have consistently helped those who had difficulty restoring and improving health through traditional sources.

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Barbara L. Williams


BARBARA L. WILLIAMS is a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist who earned a Mastery of Healing Arts in 2003. Her bodywork practice includes massage therapy, shiatsu, myofascial release, unwinding, craniosacral therapy, energy work, visceral manipulation, reiki, and zero balancing.

She has studied with teachers of Toltec, Tibetan, North and South American traditions since 1994, including a
five-year apprenticeship with a Native American Healer. Her studies have taken her to the mountains and monasteries of Tibet, the pyramids of Mexico, and the ruins of Peru.

Barbara’s specialties include Energy Work and Shamanic Healing. She teaches introductory and advanced shamanic practices and hosts shamanic journey circles. Her continual studies and personal shamanic practice brings her clients to a deeper level of healing.

Rev. Kate Franta


REV. KATE FRANTA is a state-licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, who augmented her training with further study in Holistic Ministry, gracefully combining healing of the body with healing of the spirit. She started as a physical therapist and was immediately drawn to hands-on healing techniques such as massage and myofascial release. After completing her massage therapist training in 1999, she began studying shamanism and energy work, apprenticing with a Native American energy healer for two years. She then completed her doctorate in Holistic Ministry in 2005, which combined a study of world religions, ancient and modern spiritual practices, and the link between body, mind, and spirit. In 2022, she completed 4 units of comprehensive training in hospital chaplaincy through Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Kate’s massage and energy work practice offers myofascial release, lymph drainage therapy, craniosacral therapy, chakra balancing and other energy healings. Her ministry work includes offering ceremonies (weddings, memorials, coming-of-age), sacred counsel, shamanic healing, and grief counsel. She is also an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, teaming aromatherapy with any of the modalities as indicated for her clients.

Whether LDT for reducing edema in a client’s left arm after breast cancer treatment, or massage to treat a running injury, or soul retrieval for spiritual integration, Kate works with her clients for the best fit in treatment to get authentic, lasting results.

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