Susan Popiel, RN, CST
Susan is a Registered Nurse who graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill. She has always considered herself to be a holistic nurse and recognizes the interrelated influences of our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual states. This expanded view of healthcare resulted in the establishment of Popiel Holistic Therapy.
Susan has been a nurse in NC and SC providing hospital, outpatient, school and home health care. In an interim, she followed a passion for aviation which led to an additional career as a flight instructor, corporate and regional airline pilot. After having achieved these goals, she realized the cumulative impact that work and lifestyle stressors where having on her health and wellbeing. This awareness guided her to return to healthcare with a focus on natural healing modalities to manage pain, injury, stress and disease symptoms. Since 2007, Susan has practiced as a provider of natural healthcare. She completed certifications in Craniosacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, and Clinical and Process Acupressure. She has also received training in guided imagery, journaling, and the healing power of prayer and meditation. These tools support her both personally and professionally.
When not in the office, Susan enjoys spending time with family and friends including hiking, biking, surfing, scuba diving, and traveling to new places. She enjoys finding the freshest, most healthy foods around, and the restaurants that make similar choices. She is learning to play the Native American flute.