￼Marie (Malia) Murphy graduated from the Center for Transpersonal Body & Mind Studies with certification in Therapeutic Massage | Body Work | Body Mind Counseling.
She gained business knowledge, massage and spa treatment experience by working at the Engleside in Beach Haven, NJ the Ocean Place Resort & Spa (formerly the Hilton) in Long Branch, NJ and the Milagro Spa in Red Bank, NJ.
Malia has been living and teaching the holistic life style for over 35 years. One of her passions in life is to inspire and guide others to do what they love and reconnect with their true essence.
She has taught stress management to individuals and groups for nurses, executives, cancer survivors, teens and adults.
Malia is certified in Myofascial Realease Therapy (MFR) was an assistant teacher at the MFR seminars on the East Coast and Kauai and acquired over 250 Class hours in Somato Emotional Unwinding, Myofascial and Craniosacral techniques.
John F. Barnes, Physical Therapist, creator of Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) has been one of her mentors.
Malia is a Reiki Master, Ama Deus Practitioner, Emrei QiGong Healer, and Gestalt Therapist. Is also a certified Yoga Teacher from Let It Go Yoga Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Marie also has certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and Watsu (Shiatsu massage and stretching in the water).
Visionary Cranial Certification, Milne Institute - Level I & Level II.
Island Wellness Center was created by Malia on Long Beach Island, NJ in 1999.
In her 25 years of private practice, she combines her own unique intuitive gifts with aromatic chakra integration and bodywork to assist clients in accessing their own inner healer.
Jakki Gioia, LMT, SLC, BFA, Founder and CEO of Divine Creations Aromatherapy, author of Follow the Signs and Holistic Practitioner
Jakki Gioia is a “Life Relief Therapist” Her focus is on finding the source of pain and healing it.
In the holistic healing arts since 1995, Jakki has been trained in over a dozen modalities, holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Towson University, a National Certification in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a certification in Spiritual Life Coaching, an International Certification in Aromatherapy and is a Registered Jin Shin Do practitioner. She is also the founder and CEO of Divine Creations Aroma Therapy– a line of healing essential oil products– and makes custom “soul essences.”
As an injured dancer and owner of the former Body Logic Wellness Spa, Jakki uses her experience and knowledge of the body to teach others how to properly care for their bodies to alleviate stress and pain. She teaches dance fitness, self-acupressure, aromatherapy and stress management classes along with a program called Journey into Joy to help open intuition, release limitations and manifest your desires. Her self- helpbook, Follow the Signs, is a tool to get a deeper understanding of one’s life purpose and source of joy.songs are often inspirational and speak to your deepest emotions. Through classes, healing sessions and products, she helps others take a more proactive role in their spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. Her most recent offering is custom retreat planning.
To book a session or for information on her offerings: call 410-399-9737
email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.dc-aroma.com
Stacey Fuessinger, founder and owner of Just Bead It, started this fantabulous business in 1993. For over 20 years, her business has brought many smiles to kids and adults…giving them a new, and addicting, hobby! At first, it began as a “make your own” jewelry for kids. But as the years went by, it has progressed to more of a mature, yet still fun and kid-friendly place.
Stacey first opened Just Bead It, or JBI to others, in Surf City, NJ. YAY for the Jersey Shore! A beloved area to many, especially Stacey, she decided to live and start her business on Long Beach Island. From then on, many locals, travelers, vacationers…(pretty much everyone) realized that beading is not just plastic beads on string (as many non beaders would think), but it is more of an art. Just Bead It carries Czech Glass beads, Vintage Beads, Semi Precious Stones, Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Delicas, Super Duos, shell, charms and much, much more! The options are endless! It can be overwhelming at first, but once you learn the basics, it can be very relaxing and therapeutic.
After success in Surf City, Just Bead It expanded to the south end of Long Beach Island. After a few moves around the south end of LBI, our current location of our “purple store” is our year round home of Just Bead It-1305 Long Beach blvd., North Beach Haven.
Off Season Hours (Please call just to make sure we are here):
Surf City (LBI) 609.494.8177 : Fri., Sat., Sun., & Mon. at 11am
N. Beach Haven (LBI) 609.492.2323: Sat. & Sun at 11am. Weekdays by chance or appointment.
Beach House Retreats on Long Beach Island, NJ is looking for new retreat partners. We are close to NY, PA, CT, MD, and VA. I am starting a network of retreat leaders and would love for you to come to our open house to see the house and learn more.
Beach House Retreats has a lot of offer our retreat partners. We have a beautifully appointed beach house rental that sleeps 6 up to max- 20. We are 3rd from the Atlantic Ocean and the white sandy beaches of Long Beach Island. We have all the amenities of home and operate year round.
Our retreats are available from Sept.-June. I encourage all kinds of retreats, holistic, family, spiritual, artistic, sports, counseling, homeschool groups, business workshops, worktreats (people who work from home that would like a change of scenery). Additionally, we are always open for suggestions. Partnering in a retreat will help grow our respective businesses.
By combining venues you have a better draw to reach traditional and new clients. As an example, having a retreat with a Yoga Instructor, and Raw Diet Planner, and a Massage Therapist provides 3 ways to attract a prospective customer. Another group of retreat leaders could be an outdoor sports type weekend, Sup, Surfing and Kayak Tour.
Benefits for the retreat clients:
1. They learn about the other venues.
2. They now follow the other venues as well as the one that interested them.
3. They tell other potential clients about their experience (Grassroots Advertising).
4. They can sign up for the continuing education within your venue.
5. They can come to a retreat local and not have to stayover if they don’t want to.
Benefits for the retreat leaders:
1. You gain more followers
2. You build a support system with other teachers for back up when needed
3. You expand your offerings and make more money
4. You can offer a different retreat package to change things up in a few months with 2 other completely different classes: eg. Reike, Qigong, Acupuncture…
5. You can plan your workshops as continuing education with the same retreat leaders.
6. You can also have bike rentals, kayak rentals, sup rentals /lessons, surfing lessons, and other offerings if you like.
7. You can take advantage of your down time while someone teaches their workshop and enjoy the things listed above.
8. Retreat Leaders can have overnight guests and also invite locals to expand their groups.
Do you love to travel? Do you love to Geocache? Is there a place you have been wanting to go to fill that log? Are you just itching to say "Been there, Done that" at the next Mega Event? Let's do this! Check out my travel page for cruises and land travel and let's put a group trip together. Ask me how to get a free room.
Worldwide Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, and Bachelor/ette Getaways
If LBI is not working out for your destination let's look elsewhere! Consider a Wedding Cruise, they are very easy to do and wonderful for all ages with built in babysitting clubs. There are many All Inclusive Resorts that offer great perks for you and your guests as well to think about.
I will plan out your weekend to fit your needs. Boat? Kayak? Surf rod? CHECK!
LBI Weddings allow you to use your imagination to create and add your special touches to your day.
We are 3rd from the beach, just 30 steps! Come to LBI for a Wonderful Stay with your Friends and Family Year Round!
Great house for your group. Winter or Summer stays are welcomed!
Bayside and Back View of The Wed and Bed
First Floor Living Room, spacious seationg area, pop up table for extra dining or game night
Full Size Pullout Couch, Games, Rocking Chair to lull the babies off to sleep in
Kitchen Flows into Living room with Inviting Spacious Open Floor Plan
Hickory Kitchen Cabinets
Laundry Closet on First Floor
Downstairs -Third Bedroom with Queen Bed
Upstairs Living Room with Ocean Views, light up palm tree, popup table for game night
Upstairs- Living Room with Sun and Moon Decor, DVD movies rated G-R to watch, Games
Upstairs- Fourth Bedroom with King Bed and Queen Futon/Couch
Great Ocean Views from Beach House Retreats on LBI, NJ
Upstairs - Bathroom with Tub/Shower, Comfort Hieght Toliet, Closet
4th Floor Rooftop Deck Dining Table, Outdoor Living Room
4th Floor Rooftop Deck
Large dining table with umbrella
Mini Outdoor Living Room with umbrella if needed, Sailboat Buffet Table, extra stacking chairs
Beautiful Home - Beach House Retreats on LBI, NJ
Brrr Baby it's cold outside, but not inside with our radiant heated floors and gas firplace. Come for the holidays!
Oceanside/Back View of Beach House Retreats on LBI, NJ
Downstairs Living Room Flows into the Kitchen so the Cook is Not at Alone :)
42 inch Flat Scrren TV , Blue Tooth Sound Bar, DVD Player, Games, Gas Fireplace
1st First Floor Bathroom, Shower Stall with Bench Seat and Handicapped Rails on wall and in Shower, Comfort Hieght Toliet
Downstairs -First Bedroom with Full Size Bed
Downstairs - Second Bedroom with Queen Bed
2nd First Floor Bathroom with Shower Stall
Upstairs - Living Room with 60 inch TV, DVD, WII, Movies, Games
Upstairs - Fifth Bedroom with Queen Bed
The Queen Futon is set for a bed here in the King Bedroom.
Ocean Views, steps to the beach, King Bedroom with Queen futon for a family room if needed.
Upstairs- Sixth Bedroom with Single Top Bunk and Full Bottom Futon/Couch
Beach Gear here, Tables there, Grilling time is Anytime!
Back yard fun, begins here!
2 grills, outside shower, hose, cooler chests, folding chairs for outdoor concerts at the various island parks nightly
|First Floor||First Floor||Second Floor||Outdoors|
|Kitchen||Living Room 1||Living Room 2||4th Floor Rooftop Deck|
|table seats 19||full pullout couch*||full pullout couch*||hot tub|
|2 step stools||recliner||recliner||large dining table|
|cooking gear||pop up table||pop up table||outdoor living room|
|baking gear||42 inch flat screen TV||60 inch flat screen TV||pit couch w/ottoman|
|professional knife set||DVD player||DVD player||couch w/end table|
|crock pot||bluetooth bar||DVD G-R movies||2 chairs w/end table|
|ice cream maker||games||games||2 loungers w/end table|
|bread maker||cards/chips||cards||buffet table|
|smoothie maker||dice||puzzles||AMAZING VIEWS|
|coffee maker||puzzles||lighthouse string lights|
|blender||magazines||light up palm tree||Yard|
|toaster oven||LBI Travel Info||sun and moon décor||parking for 5-8 cars|
|electric griddle||gas fireplace||sun and moon challenge||clothesline|
|electric knife||large rocking chair||large dining table|
|electric can opener||beach bum Michael||shade umbrellas|
|partyware||mini outdoor living room|
|fancy glassware||Bathroom 1||Bathroom 3||2 gas grills|
|plastic glassware||standard toliet||comfort height toliet||cooler chests|
|snack baskets||mini sink||sink/cabinet||sailboat buffet table|
|cutting boards||shower stall||shower/tub||outdoor shower w/bench|
|storage containers||fogged glass enclosure||2 hoses|
|lobster pots||Bathroom 2||cleaning gear||2 kids picnic table sets|
|crab mallets/crackers||comfort height toliet||travel folding chairs|
|crab picks||shower stall w/bench||stacking chairs|
|aprons/kitchen towels||handicapped rails||gardens|
|double boilers||medicine cabinet|
|roasting pans||sink/cabinet||Beach Gear|
|cookie sheets||cleaning gear||beach chairs|
|mugs||3 Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms||umbrealla spike|
|sundea glasses||queen||king w/queen futon||umbrella drink table|
|shot glasses||queen||queen||sand toys|
|liquor mix set||full||single bunk w/full futon||beach toys|
|mixing bowls||full pullout in LR*||full pullout in LR*||balls/games|
|cook books||single cot*||tubes|
|pantry shelves||boogie board|
|steak knives||siene nets/buckets|
|pot holders/trivets||sand castle mold|