For her entire career, Lois Orth-Zitoli has been inspiring people in diverse life circumstances to attain and sustain optimal health. A dynamic public speaker, teacher, health coach and massage therapist, Lois is certified as a Holistic Health Coach by the Columbia University affiliated Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Lois’ strategies are deliberately different from traditional approaches. This approach is the direct result of her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories-combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. She graduated from the school in June of 2008 and started her health counseling practice, changing her business name to Full Circle Health. In the Fall of 2008, Lois began her study of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) with Aaron Mattes. This system of stretching is elegant in its´ simplicity, yet it is the one of the most comprehensive treatments for the body that Lois had ever experienced. She effectively combines her knowledge of orthopedic massage therapy and AIS with every client. Eager to teach and share this work with others, Lois now teaches Active Isolated Stretching classes to small groups at her office, as well as to corporations as part of a wellness program.
Lois has worked for over thirty years in orthopedic massage therapy, owning Massage Therapy Professionals, managing a team of 10 employees, and collaborating with physicians on accelerating patients’ healing process and lessening their pain. She has been a partner of LMG Associates LLP, through which she has traveled nationally teaching workshops on the clinical assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injury. She established Full Circle Health, Inc. as a result of being drawn to a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness. Her clients include the general public, athletes, corporations, hospitals, professional organizations, and educational institutes.
She and her family live in Chicago. In her spare time, Lois practices Pilates and Yoga, and is an avid swimmer and cyclist. An expert cook, Lois always has an abundance of good food and people at her table. For many of these meals, Lois is harvesting the abundance of fresh, organic produce from her garden. In the midst of a busy life, Lois turns to her garden and the pleasure of digging in the dirt to regain calmness and clarity. The focus of her life’s work has always been on healing and transformation through the physical exploration of the body. Holistic Health Coaching is yet another path on the road map to “Full Circle Health”.
For more information about my education, please go to www.integrativenutrition.com.
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