Effie J. Spurlin, L.M.B.T., North Carolina #501 is a Licensed Massage and Body Therapist, CranioSacral (CST), SomatoEmotional (SER), Pediatric CranioSacral therapist, Lymphatic Drainage therapist, Breast Health Coach and Teacher Assistant with the Upledger Institute.  Member of The International Association of Healthcare Practitioners. Certified Face Reflexologist, Certified Temprana Specialist, Certified Tibetan Neck-Scalp Therapist, a member of NC Reflexology Association and The International Institute of Facial Reflexology, Barcelona Spain. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Louisville, KY and worked as a Pulmonary Function Technician and Certified Respiratory Therapist.

She has been a Licensed Massage and Body Worker, L.M.B.T., in Charlotte, NC since 1999 where she has incorporated alternative healing techniques of CST, SER, Internal Mouth work, Lymphatic Drainage, Breast Health Education with Thermography, Cancer massage, Medi-Cupping, Face Reflexology, Reiki, Temprana

Therapy, Japanese Cosmo Face-Lift, Tibetan Neck and Scalp Therapy and Therapeutic Massage into her practice.

Her practice serves as an adjunct to Medical, Chiropractic and Dental care, Physical, Speech, Vision and Occupational Therapies. As her experience expands, she has developed a passion in several very specialized areas.

Effie works with clients to release restrictions in the neck, shoulders, mouth. and Central Nervous System . Using her expertise in internal mouth work, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflex therapy and massage she assists in the release  of pain and restrictions in the mouth, neck and shoulders, Temporomandibular Joint, (TMJ), Headache and Clenching (Bite) Disorders,  Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) and assist in reducing snoring.  Effie treats children and adults of all ages.

Effie J. Spurlin partners with Gaye Walden with Holistic Breast Health to give women a more comprehensive breast exam, empowering them to be aware of how their breasts feel so they can be alerted if there are any changes. Effie does Lymphatic Drainage, Breast Exams, Breast Massage, Medi-Cupping and teaches women how to to care of themselves. She assist women to be proactive toward better breast health: literally getting into better touch with her breasts.

With Lymphatic Drainage she helps with pre and post surgeries: Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Beast Augmentations and other surgeries.

She  teaches parents and caregivers the basic skills in Reflexology and Temprana Therapy. The skills are designed to address learning disabilities, autism, concentration issues, brain injuries/dysfunctions and  to assist the parent to be proactive in maintaining their child’s health. These skills are designed to assist in re-programing the brain back to its natural state.

Her education in the healing practices started many years ago as she grew into a more conscious awareness of her own healing journey. She is grateful to be able to offer her clients an opportunity to be “heard”…. and to assist them in their journey to health.


Susanne Boatwright-Young L.M.B.T., RN