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Venice Sullivan, Ph.D., CNMT
Venice Sullivan is the founder, and Director of Care, at the HOPE Wellness Institute. She has been a medical massage therapist for over 30 years, specializing in pain relief, and clients who have experienced pain for long term and have tried multiple types of therapies with little or no relief . Her clients have ranged in age from newborn to 104 years old. She says there is nothing more special than working with babies. It is her joy to have been able to successfully assist in pregnancy with numerous couples struggling with infertility.
Venice is a perpetual student, and is always looking for ways to improve her skills to assist clients to a deeper level of healing. She trained with Paul St. John in St John Neuromuscular Therapy, now Neurosomatic Educators and has studied with the Four Winds Society, Inner Access 101, BioLight Technologies and Cereset. She was an assistant instructor with St John Neuromuscular Therapy over 10 years, and was an instructor at the Massage Therapy Institute for Neuromuscular Therapy for another 10 years.
Venice loves to share all her knowledge with the therapists at the HOPE Wellness Institute, increasing their skills for your benefit. She is currently focusing her time working with depression and cognitive brain issues. Her passion lies with the Veterans, and increasing their level of care and healing.
Venice’s driving force is unraveling the mystery of pain, dysfunction and often the depression that accompanies it. She excels when someone has been in pain for an extended period of time and has been unable to find resolution for it. This has been the drive of her training, to help find more answers in order to deliver better care to you. Her belief is there is no one therapy that is right for everyone, or that any therapy is right all the time. We must work with the whole person, not the parts. This is theory behind the programs that we provide. Rather than using band-aids to fix the pieces lets provide care through a variety of programs to address the whole.
As Director of care, Venice enjoys working with the team insuring the best care for each client that we work with.
Pain Free! I have been receiving message therapy from Venice for over 2 years
and her targeted work and expertise has greatly improved the Quality of
my life both physically and mentally. As a cancer survivor I have gone
from chronic muscular and nerve pain to being pain free with a positive
mental outlook. She is a master at recognizing and treating very
specific pain points on your body. Venice has truly given me HOPE for a
pain free and healthy future. I am grateful to be her client.
I can walk! Amazing! Before going in I couldn't even walk my back was so bad. After one session I was able to walk & continue my therapy with no pain.
Sleep! Hope wellness is an amazing institute that provides so many health care needs under one roof. When you walk in you are pleasantly greeted by Rosie that immediately makes you feel welcome.
6 months later I was brace-free, living life! The Hope Wellness Institute is a rare find. I had a thoracic condition that I believed I would need surgery for. I went to dozens of doctors over the course of 2 or 3 years, and even the so-called experts on my condition gave me advice that only made me more hopeless and in physically worse health. On a whim, I found this place after a friend recommended Neuromuscular massage therapy. I started seeing Venice and she told me "Yep, I can fix you." I didn't believe her at first (for the first month at least). But I soon started to see some real results. I previously would not have taken any establishment that toted "medical massage" very seriously. But this is a very powerful treatment modality that should not be ignored. Especially by those people that find themselves slipping between the cracks of our medical system. I walked into Hope Wellness Institute in a back brace, and 6 months later I was brace-free, living life and running for exercise again. Highly recommended.
Why work with Hope Wellness Institute?
I haven't felt this good in years! I have gotten some amazing results from the Brain Balance treatment from Venice. Two years ago, I had a major head trauma, and I've had trouble sleeping ever since. I'm now going through a divorce. I thought I had it all under control, but I was fooling myself. After just four sessions, I'm feeling so much better. I feel like my brain is balanced within myself, I'm much more relaxed, and my sleep habits are back to normal. I haven't felt this good in years. My daughter tells me I have more spring to my walk and I'm always smiling, just like I used to do. It's hard to describe how much better I feel after the treatment. Thank you, Venice, for bringing this technology to Sacramento.
By far the best massage and wellness office I have ever been to! From the moment you walk in, you feel welcomed and relaxed. Rosie who is the front desk person, always ensures you are fully taken care of and takes the time to have genuine conversations. Jessica Layton is the massage therapist I have been seeing for a little over a year now and I can’t express enough gratitude for all she has done for me. Not only do you feel nice and relaxed during the massage, but the amazing post massage feeling actually lasts! She really knows what she’s doing so don’t hesitate and book an appointment! The owner Venice Sullivan really has done outstanding work in creating this healing space and absolutely has the best staff. Whoever you book your appointment with, you are in good hands and you won’t regret it.
Your body will thank you! Jessica is a wonderful massage therapist. She listens to what my complaint is or what body part is in pain. She checks for structural alignment or should I say looks for what's out of alignment. She uses different modalities to help provide relief and realignment. That almost sounds like a front-end alignment on car tires. But if car tires are out of alignment, the car doesn't run smooth and tires wear out quicker. Do yourself a huge favor and book an appointment with Jessica. Your body will thank you.
Jessica always does an amazing job, she is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very skilled.
This place makes me feel human again. You never realize how much lasting pain can mess with your head, your brain really. Venice makes a difference in my life. More than she even knows. I highly, deeply, and truly recommend Hope Wellness and everything they do.