Meet the Staff

Bender Healing’s staff  hold high ethical standards, are sensible and compassionate in their work.  Each brings a unique talent and they work together when a case requires. We network with other wellness professionals which we can refer you when necessary.  Our utmost concern is that you get what you need to progress on your journey.


We are a nonprofit organization and always looking for volunteers to assist from time to time.   If you wish to be part of the service team, please contact with your contact information and idea of how you would like to help.   We can use administrative as well as fundraiser/ grant maker volunteers.  We are also looking to expand our board so if you have a heart to serve community then please contact us.  The board is a  three year commitment meeting between two and four times a year to set direction and resolve issues.

Linda Bender

Linda is the founder of Bender Healing and is our spirit doctor and psychic surgeon.  Her PhD is in Metaphysics specializing in Holisitic Life Coaching from the University of Sedona, giving her the formal title of Rev. Dr. Linda Bender, MscD.  She worked in Corporate America for over 20 years as a business analyst and global project manager.  Linda is an accomplished teacher and lecturer.  She holds several business and spiritual degrees including MBA,  BS in Bible with Christian Leadership.

As a metaphysical doctor she brings 20 different energy spirit based tools to the work. She is a 9th generational Reiki Master practicing the Japanese Usui Reiki reintroduced into America in the late 90’s by Frank Petter (Very different than the other American Reikis from the 1950’s.) Linda’s additional training is with Christian, Native American, Native Hawaiian Healers and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release techniques.  She is versed in working with all kinds of issues including trauma and abuse.  She is interested also in environmental impacts to health being a sufferer of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Linda is unique from other spiritual healers because she is a medical intuitive able to tell what is happening in your body and she approaches life in a scientific manner, so she looks for the scientific basis of why healings work and is able to enhance and combine different methods because of her understanding.  Her work is effective so that other healers seek out her skills. There is no distance in her spiritual work so much can be done over the phone.

She has extensive training in psychic surgery from one-on-one mentoring with native cultures and has extensive spiritual releasement experience as a personal gift.   Linda mentors other promising healers to help them enhance their strengths.

Linda holds certifications in Sports Nutrition and Master Personal Fitness Trainer. Her focus in personal training is to create balance, flexibility and movement. She also has run olympic sized triathlon, hiked the 140 mile horse shoe trail and completed the MS150 so she has a special heart in training those preparing for an endurance activity. She loves to incorporate balls, bands, dance and qi gong into her exercise routines. She is living proof that you don’t have to be tiny to be fit, she is a queen size gal and doesn’t let size stop her fun and fitness.

Melanie Lanese

Experience the rejuvenation of Melanie’s healing sessions.  Through the practice of Usui Reiki and Shamballa Multidimensional Healing – enhanced by the use of healing crystals and Tibetan singing bowls – Melanie’s clients are refreshed and renewed, the feeling lasting long beyond the sessions.

Charles Peeples

License Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, Charles provides everything you would ever want for your muscles.  His deep tissue massage is absolutely amazing.

Charles has been advancing women’s bodybuilding/fitness since 1990, having written numerous articles for fitness magazines.  In addition to having weight-trained for 30 years, Charles has been Nationally-Certified by both ACE and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). He also holds the NSCA’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential.

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Wellness: The ability to carry out daily tasks, enjoy leisure time pursuits and handle emergencies with vigor, passion and confidence.

Encouraging people to achieve balance in spirit, mind and body. Advanced Energy Medicine and Business & Life Coaching includes Reiki, Reflexology, Acupressure, Intuitive Readings, Massage, Nutrition & Personal Training and More.
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Valley Forge, PA 19481-0143
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Help with love life issues
Stretched out clients sore backs, necks and legs
Removed negative energies
Help client leave lover and return to spouse
Needleless Allergy Eliminations for food & chemicals
Helped a client process a divorce
Help woman conceive
Removed several death imprints controlling folks
Helped a client determine ways to million
Cleared negative energy from a family gathering
Helped several folks with colds
Provide QiGong exercise for hearing problems
Supported family through death
Help a client grieve the loss of a pet
Investigated a religion someone wanted client to join
Removed negative energies from a house so it will sell faster, set up a welcoming and buy intention
Joined couples in marriage
Helped a client understand how to forgive
Cleared a remote client's spirit lungs from drug taken 20 years ago, client reported smelling and tasting it
Pointed someone in a direction for a new living space
Help a person understand death process
Help find which doctor/professional to go to


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You must be at least 18 years or older to receive services- except where noted. Parents and legal guardians may request services for their children. You must live with the United States for us to call you, we can communicate through e-mail.

When you register for any service you are agreeing to operate under these legal statements. Also note privacy is guaranteed, but legally we must report suspected child abuse.
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