ALYIAH DOUGHTY, DOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), LMT #494
Alyiah began as a massage therapist in Juneau, Alaska in 1983. She moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1984 to attend Dr. Jay Scherer’s Academy of Natural Healing (now Santa Fe School of Massage). From 1986-1989 she attended The International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe. During that time she also took her first trainings in Craniosacral Therapy. She became a Diplomat in Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 1988, and a New Mexico Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in 1990.
Wanting to work more deeply with the whole person utilizing acupuncture, she attended a series of Five-Element Acupuncture trainings in 2005-06 with David Ford. She completed a 3 year certification program in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from the Santa Fe School of Massage in 2018. She also studied Ayurvedic Nutrition and Self-Care with Amadea Morningstar in 2010-12.
Alyiah understands true health has many components. It’s essential to nurture loving, compassionate and insightful relationships with ones’ body, mind, emotions, heart, soul, and spirit. Compassionate, life-honoring relationships with friends, family, the ecosystem and all life are equally important for whole health. Everything is interconnected.
Alyiah has practiced meditation for many years and tai chi since the early 1980s. She is deeply intuitive and possesses strong kinesthetic awareness. She has a gift of seeing the big picture, as well as fine details. The energy she provides and environment she works in are intentionally nurturing. She enjoys working with one client at a time so they can receive her full attention.