Misty Rhoads, PhD., LSH, CZB, Reiki Master

Senior Practitioner

Helping you achieve wellness

“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces; I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” -Marvin J. Ashton-

My Background

Misty Rhoads, Ph.D., LSH, CZB, Reiki Master has been involved in the health field for over eighteen years. Misty studied to become a Zero Balancing practitioner after the therapy helped her overcome a serious health issue and manage an autoimmune disorder. She is co-owner of Humble Rhoads to Wellness Center and is a full professor focusing on health promotion, research and statistics, and alternative and complementary therapies.

Misty has published articles and presented at numerous national, state, and local conferences over the past decade. She studied nursing, including advanced classes for a BSN, graduated from Eastern Illinois University with her B.S. in Community Health and M.A. in Human Services, and holds a Doctorate in Health Education from SIU Carbondale.

Misty is currently serving as the Executive Editor for the International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch, a student in the teacher training program for Zero Balancing, a member on the Zero Balancing Touch Foundation Research committee, and is conducting research with the ZBTF and NeuroSynchrony Institute in Austin, Texas. Her research is focused on wellness; balancing the body, mind, and spirit; transformative touch; and trauma release.

My Story

When first hired as an assistant professor my Chair asked me “What do you want to do in this life?” My response- “Open a wellness center and educate people.” Here I am almost twelve years later fulfilling that dream. Little did I know the healing journey I would have to take to reach this place in my life.

I have always had a passion for health and been blessed to make educating in the health field my profession. I have the privilege of being educated in Western medicine and teaching amazing subjects such as human sexuality, women’s health, research and statistics, and other exciting classes. Over the course of my years at the university I studied to become a Reiki Master and become more educated on Eastern philosophies.

Over five years ago, I found myself struggling with a disease where one medicine had the cost of $10,000.00 a month, grieving the loss of several loved ones, appearing to be at the pinnacle of my career, and depressed. By chance, I took a pottery class and the instructor mentioned I might want to have a Zero Balancing (ZB) session. At this point in my health journey I would have done anything to gain better health and have a more balanced life.

After my first ZB session I KNEW I had found yet another passion and part of my life’s work and I began studying to certify as a Zero Balancing practitioner. The years I have spent studying this modality transformed my life. The transformative touch community taught me to hold others AND MYSELF in the highest regard, to listen, to discover my self-worth, to love me, and to stand in my own power. By balancing my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions my body could begin the journey of healing and obtaining wholeness and wellness. While the inner work was difficult, and solely my responsibility, being with practitioners and teachers who worked without judgement was an invaluable gift.

Over this last year I have learned the art of surrender and acceptance. Change what you can and accept what you cannot. Value that you are unique. Speak your truth. Live your passions. Take the road less traveled and find something everyday for which you are grateful.

I would be honored to support you on your path to wellness.
Dr. Misty Rhoads

My Approach

My approach is to meet you where you are and connect. No judgement. Your body knows how to heal and find balance. Healing may mean better managing an autoimmune disorder, feeling less stressed, relaxing more, or receiving support during a difficult time. Healing may also mean finding yourself pain free, feeling more integrated, or being more structurally aligned. Health, healing, and wellness are different for each person. I listen, and with respect, work with you to reach the most optimal place for you at this time in your life.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Your Wellness Journey Today!