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healing centered | trauma informed

holistic

well-being

Image by Annie Spratt

supporting
your body's
innate 
wisdom

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

― Anais Nin
services

services

below are descriptions of services i offer.

sessions are tailored to your specific needs at the time,

which of course change with the seasons of our lives. 

60-minute sessions - $108

90-minute sessions - $145

time includes intake and integration post treatment.

a nourishing application of massage/bodywork techniques to support the body's innate ability to relax, restore, and heal. 

drawing from swedish, thai bodywork, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and energy work to release tension, stress and promote relaxation.


please note:

do not practice "deep tissue" massage.

my work is rooted in restoring the nervous system to homeostasis, stress reduction which works into the deeper layers of tissue

via the fascia and viscera.

feel free to email with questions about why not "deep tissue"

promoting better birth outcomes and trauma prevention through nourishing, compassionate massage & bodywork.

 

release tension, improve circulation, relieve discomfort and nourish yourself while you create another human being.

sessions are tailored to your specific needs during the progression of your pregnancy and through your postnatal recovery.

prenatal/postpartum resources and support are available if desired.

information is rooted in holistic birthwork education and prenatal yoga.

application of gentle pressure and movement along the lymphatic pathways to support the movement of fluid out of the interstitial tissues and into the circulatory system where it can be processed by the organs and thereby be "drained".

this modality supports your immune system, digestive system, detoxification and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and serves as an analgesic for pain relief.

reduce symptoms from autoimmune disorders, syndromes, fibromyalgia and arthritis. incredibly supportive pre/post-surgery for healing/recovery, and  during pregnancy to reduce swelling.

innate wisdom resides within each of us, and given the right environment, the body can heal itself. 

we need not dig up old pains or face our worst trauma head on. instead, the use of therapeutic touch can assist the nervous system in finding regulation, at which point the body can metabolize or alchemize the stored/stuck stress that has been causing symptoms.

for those unable to tolerate physical touch, this work would be seated and in conversation. 

being supported and experiencing a compassionate presence can be powerful. together we will navigate the activation that arises with the focus of building capacity, resilience and self-regulation skills.

 

can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ptsd, auto-immune disorders and syndromes. 
 

a note about trauma work: 

touch is not required.

we may begin with talking only, or perhaps receiving contact is preferred while seated in a chair. 

if indicated - we will progress to the table.

all this work is done while clothed.

Sticks and Stones

about

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having always been a seeker of inherent truths, i found my way to a transformational massage school program back in 2006 which changed everything.

 life then led me to explore further modalities, all supporting a deeper understanding of what it means to be a human being and navigating life in this era.

 my work is rooted in holistic and earth-based approaches to healing, with a specific passion for recovery from trauma.  i feel i have answered a calling: to support clients through their healing journey - drawing from all i have learned in courses, but more importantly through my life experiences and my personal healing.

at the core of my work is the understanding that all beings are inherently whole, complete, and perfectly imperfect. in addition, hold a deep knowing that within each being lies a unique healing roadmap - personal to them and them only. i know and understand that it is each being's personal choice to follow that roadmap, and i am there to listen, nourish, support and hold reverence for that pathway to unfold and reveal itself. 

learning that one can't rush their healing has been one of my greatest lessons, leading me to slow down, take time, practice compassion & empathy for oneself and

practice being present in the moment.

 

it is with a commitment to dismantling the oppressive structures/conditioning we hold within us, that i offer my work in the world. along with a deep prayer that we be released from the grips of trauma and oppression so that all beings may be free.  

leading to healthier relationships, communities and the world as a whole.

i am glad you are here

ABOUT
CONTACT

where ~ when ~ how

andersonville
make an appointment

inside the berwyn shops 

1509 w berwyn ave 

suite #203

chicago, il 60640

book online now

call/text questions:

phone: (773) 887-0068

availability

general schedule

sundays                    8a - 5p

mon - tues - wed     1-830p

  thursdays                 10a - 4p

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