Linda Diane Feldt
Linda Diane Feldt, RPP, NCTMB, Holistic Health Practitioner and Herbalist
This Holistic Health practice includes a private practice, teaching, and writing. Since 1981, Linda Diane has provided an integrated approach to holistic health care in Ann Arbor. The modalities used include Cranialsacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Herbology. In addition she has offered free monthly classes on herbs since 1994, and teaches classes on a variety of other subjects including at local high schools and the University of Michigan. Moon Field Press is a publishing company that produces books and DVDs. Her most recent publication is a cookbook "Spinach and Beyond: Loving Life and Dark Green Leafy Vegetables". She also provides a web site with articles, class materials, and resources on holistic health and healing.
Sustainable Business Practices
Linda Diane Feldt is a holistic health practitioner whose business is out of her home. Combining home and office saves energy by eliminating commuting as well as using one space. Clients can easily walk, bike, use public transportation or drive. Saving energy and protecting the environment is integral to her work, as seen by the impressive environmentally friendly steps she has taken. She installed a tankless water heater which has saved 50% off of hot water bills. Pavers were installed, replacing concrete walkways for better ground water management. A metal roof made from recycled material was recently installed and will be fully recyclable when it is replaced, and will last 2-4 times as long as a conventional roof. The reflective metal also reduces the need for air conditioning. Office space is heavily insulated to save on heating and cooling, cloth sheets are used instead of disposable ones, and non-toxic products are used exclusively. She also recycles all office paper, reuses file folders, and buys recycled products when available including printing promotional materials on recycled paper. Fluorescent lights are used for some lighting, in the bathroom she replaced a conventional toilet with a low flow toilet, and in the summer the water from the basement dehumidifier is used for washing office sheets. For each of the three books she has published, she has planted trees. Referring clients and students to articles and information on her web site saves on paper and not having a lot of printed material that may not be used.