Becca Wingebach, LMT
After eight years as a stay at home mom I decided to put my degree in Political Science to good use and become a massage therapist. I graduated from The Universal College of Healing Arts in 2015 and opened Sandhills Horizon Massage that summer. To keep life interesting in the epically beautiful but incredibly isolated Sandhills of Nebraska, I followed my growing fascination with plant medicine, and began Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbalism home study program shortly after graduating massage school. I completed this program in 2017.
My independent studies were supplemented by a year of monthly classes lead by Registered Herbalist Kate Boddman, AHG which I completed in 2017. I have an intense fascination with the human body and an inclination for consuming and retaining information that some could find arcane, intricately detailed, and boring. This makes memorizing herbal actions, energetics, and organ affinities a true delight.
In my wilder moments I revel in blending the flavors and qualities of plants into mouth-pleasing odes to wellness, otherwise known as herbal teas. When the jars of herbs started overflowing all the cabinets, closets, and spare corners of my kitchen, pantry, and laundry room I began rehabbing a historic building in the peaceful village of Mullen, Nebraska to house my apothecary and my massage practice. This was a massive undertaking as my beloved building will soon be 100 years-old. The space is now sanctuary-like for my-tea sipping massage clients.
I am constantly working to expand my massage skills and received specialized training in Japan Sen Herbal Thai Massage in 2019. I am currently enrolled in the Herbal Academy's Advanced Herbal Course and teach classes locally geared towards making herbalism accessible to everyone. Because I have a deep aversion to down-time, I have acquired a wholesale food producers permit from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture which allows me to bring my herbal tea enterprise to the masses. I believe blending bodywork and herbalism creates benefits that surpass either modality alone.