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The Reiki Center of Venice has been teaching continuing education courses to state and national massage therapists, holistic nurses and national athletic trainers for more than a decade. More than 7,000 people have attended classes, certifications or workshops from owner, Francine Milford, LMT, CTN.   


Francine Milford is a state and nationally licensed massage therapist, personal trainer and Reiki Master. She has been in the health field for more than 30 years, having received six certifications in the Fitness Industry and authoring more than  50 books and manuals. She graduated from Siena Heights University with a BS in Massage Therapy in 2015.


Francine has also trademarked such intellectual property as H2O Workout® book, training and course series, Tuning Fork Therapy® certifications, books and tuning forks, Vibrational Reiki® certifications, books and training, and Aroma~Care® books and training. I have since sold the H2O workout® and Tuning Fork Therapy® businesses so I no longer sell those books or videos through my website.


Francine and the Reiki Center of Venice received professional status from the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) for herself and for the Aromatherapy Courses that she offers. Francine was a member of the advisory board on alternative medicine at Everglades University in Sarasota for three years before she opened her own school of massage therapy.


She has finished a 900 hour course on alternative medicine and has been approved by the American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA), the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) where she is a Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN).



Educational Experience

I have been teaching classes/workshop for more than 10 years. With six certifications in the fitness industry, I have created and led specific classes for more than 10 years in gyms such as the YMCA, Fitness America, and Lifestyle. I have also created and led fitness classes for specific groups of people on private premises. 


2020-2022Certified by ANCB as a Certified Traditional Naturopath


2015-BS in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University


2013-Silver Sneakers Instructor


2011-Owned and Operated the Reiki Center of Venice, School of Massage Therapy and Body work.


2008-Presently CE provider for the National Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for Reiki certifications, in addition to dozens of other courses since 2002. Provider Number: #310466-00


2008-CEU provider for the National Athletic Trainers Association (BOC) for Reiki certifications (since 2002). Provider Number: #P2614



2008-CEU provider for the State of Florida for massage therapists



2008-CEU provider for the State of Florida Training Association


2008-Florida Licensed Massage Therapist. MA52718



2008-National Licensed Massage Therapist (NCBTMB)-550571-08


2008-AFAA Personal Trainer Cert since 2000



2010-State College of Florida-AA in Liberal Arts 


2005-Davis & Elkins College AS in Business


2008-E.T.P.S. Therapy certification


2002-Member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, (ANMA). Finished 900 hour course in alternative medicine.



2000-Naturopathic Doctor (ND) Certification


2000-CEU provider for the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) for Reiki certifications. #118.


2001 to present-Member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners (AADP)



2009-2011-Newspaper Correspondent, North Port Sun Herald


                  Previously a newspaper columnist and community news reporter for Herald Tribune and Englewood Review (for Venice).



1997-Master level of Usui Reiki certification


2001-Master/Teacher level of the Lightarian Reiki Master certification I have attended and attained more than 40 workshops to earn 40 Reiki certifications in Huna Reiki, Komyo Reiki, Karuna Ki Reiki, Kava Reiki, Lotus Petal Reiki, Moon Reiki, Ma’heo’o Reiki, Money Reiki, Tera Mai Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Shamballa Reiki, Kabbalah Reiki,  Elemental Reiki, Isis Seichim Reiki, Imara Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Violet Flame Reiki, MaitriViHara, Tara Reiki, Hexa Reiki, Blue Star, Celtic Reiki, Ahara, Dolphin Trilogy Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Telepathic Reiki, Stone Reiki, Yule Reiki, Aura Reiki Empowerment, Divine Reiki, Divine Protection Reiki, Reiki Dolphin Sekhem-Seichim, Sacred Flames Reiki, Spirit Reiki, Tantra Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Dragon Reiki, Gendai Ho Reiki, White Dove Reiki, Medicine Buddha Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, Lavender Flame Reiki, Ama Deus Reiki, Green Tara Seichim Reiki, Kormanu Reiki, and Usui Tibetan Reiki.   I have also attained another 70 certifications in a variety of Energy Work modalities. 



Professional Experience

Francine Milford, BS, CTN and LMT (FL State licensed massage therapist).


Owner of the Reiki Center of Venice, School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork-now just called the Reiki Center of Venice.


Creator and trademark holder for the series of natural healing systems called, Tuning Fork Therapy®. Creator and trademark holder for the series on Aromatherapy called, Aroma~Care™, and Creator and trademark holder for the series of books and training on water aerobics called H2O Workouts®.


Certified Personal Trainer since 2000. Reiki Master since 1997. 


Authored more than 50 books, 6 of the books are on Reiki topics *Usui Reiki Level One Manual, *Usui Reiki Level Two Manual, *Usui Reiki Master Level, *Reiki, a Mother’s Journey to Health and Healing, *Vibrational Reiki® Level One, *Vibrational Reiki® Level Two,*Vibrational Reiki® Master Level, Advanced Reiki Practices I, Chakra Reiki Healing Levels 1 and 2, and Hunab Ku Reiki. 


I have also authored additional books on health and fitness topics.


I have been in private practice from 1998 to present, privately teaching Reiki to more than 5,000 students over the last two decades.  In 2002, I started to professionally teach an Aromatherapy class at the Manatee Community College for their Adult Learning Summer Program, among other programs in different years


In 2010, Francine had her Aromatherapy courses approved for 250 hours’ worth of instruction by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). I am a level 2 NAHA approved school.



Freelance Writer

I am also a freelance writer and was employed as the Community News Reporter and Art Columnist at the Venice Herald Tribune-a subsidiary of the New York Times. During my time there, I have had more than 1,000 articles and photographs published.

I have also written several articles for such national magazines as The Quilter, Fate, Radius, and county magazine, Child Connections.

Francine has also written community articles and taken photographs for the North Port Sun Herald until 2011 and the Venice Review.



Books authored by Francine Milford

To date, I have published 50+ books, ebooks and booklets.

The Tuning Fork Therapy® Level One manual had been translated and published in Solvenia, Hong Kong and Japan.



Listed below are some of the book titles that are available from this author from the publisher at www.lulu.com/Francine

Hand Therapy for Computer Users

Usui Reiki, Level One-Three Manuals

Reiki: A Mother's Journey to Health and Healing

Tuning Fork Therapy®, Levels One-Eight Manual

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Cat's Chakras

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Dog's Chakras

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Dog's Acupoints

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Arthritis

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Headaches

Tuning Fork Therapy® using tuning forks on Fibromyalgia

Tuning Fork Therapy® How to use tuning forks to lower Blood Pressure

Tuning Fork Therapy® using the Planetary Tuning Forks

Tuning Fork Therapy® and Color Therapy

Tuning Fork Therapy® and Crystal Healing

Tuning Fork Therapy® Accessing your Energy Body

The Tuning Fork

Hunab Ku Reiki

Hunab Ku Healing

Vibrational Reiki® Levels 1-3

Makko Ho, six exercises for total body health and vitality

Do~In, a form of self-massage 

The Basics of Sprouting

Aroma~Care, a series of books about using Essential Oils 

Copper Wands, a series of books about making and using a copper wand

Copper: Uses through magic and medicine

Iridology Level One

Plus an assortment of e-books, exercise books, and photographs.




Please note that I have sold the Tuning Fork Therapy® business to Clare Sham so I will no longer be selling these books and videos.

I have also sold off the H2O® workouts business so I will not be selling any of these books or videos.

I have also sold off more than 200 certifications that I had offered in the past.




     I have been truly blessed in this lifetime. It hasn't been an easy road to travel by any means but it has been mine and I have been grateful for the lessons that I have learned along the way and the amazing opportunities that have been offered to me. I heard someone say on the television just yesterday that if there was something that you really wanted to do, you would have done it already. This couldn't hold more truth to it as I look back over the years.

     As I have begun checking off items on my Bucket List, I can honestly say that I have lived a full and complete life. I have loved and been loved. I have made a differnece in the lives of those around me, my life mattered. I am deeply honored to have touched so many beautiful spirits in this lifetime.

Love and Light, Always



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