Holistic Bodywork

 
A Shagbark Hickory leaf bud releasing and expanding in perfect time.

A Shagbark Hickory leaf bud releasing and expanding in perfect time.

 
 

There is always some relief available, even in the midst of deep challenges. The more we allow ourselves the support we need, the more our lives can flourish. Every little bit counts.

Navigating the ways of this world, we can easily end up feeling tense and fragmented. We can end up living in our heads, under a lot of pressure (and the source of that pressure can look like so many different things). How do we live with more space for relief and release? The value given to the experience and perspective of our physical bodies, as well as our subtle, inner, and intuitive realms, is minimal in our culture— with painful results both emotionally and physically. My sessions are about slowing down and encouraging the whole self to connect and communicate towards healing.

Whether you are seeking care for general well-being, everyday stress, a difficult phase, a flare-up, or chronic pain and trauma, I can work with you towards feeling more comfortable and empowered in your life.

 
 
Blue Vervain: a native prairie plant with botanical wisdom to help ground and help our nervous system feel securely nourished. It is especially beneficial for those who feel like everything will fall apart if they let go. This is symbolized in it’s stately character, very stable, with deep roots finding security in soggy areas. Blue Vervain has been planted in areas to prevent erosion.

Blue Vervain: a native prairie plant with botanical wisdom to help ground and help our nervous system feel securely nourished. It is especially beneficial for those who feel like everything will fall apart if they let go. This is symbolized in it’s stately character, very stable, with deep roots finding security in soggy areas. Blue Vervain has been planted in areas to prevent erosion.

 
 

Holistic Bodywork & Massage Session

Clothed or Draped

In my sessions you can expect a blend of rhythmic and vibrational movements, passive and myofascial stretching, and energy work, with Swedish massage and Shiatsu bodywork woven in. I focus on helping the whole self align, unify, and ground, while encouraging the release of tension, blocks, and stagnation that are ready and safe to let go of. This approach is rooted in opening up the body through using gentle inputs and light-to-medium pressure, inviting the physical, subtle, and intangible to form a more balanced relationship. I find this approach truly teaches us how to relax, introducing a tone of both stability and levity. If you are coming with a specific problem area, we will focus on that issue while also addressing the whole, as everything is connected and often times the sources of an issue are not where the pain is showing up.

This can be a draped or clothed session, choose what makes you most comfortable and most able to relax. For clothed sessions please wear lightweight clothing, similar to if you were going to yoga or the gym.

For draped sessions I use my own blend of herb-infused organic sunflower oil or pure organic sunflower oil if that is preferred.

 

Pricing

$72 / 60 min $108 / 90 min

cash and check are preferred, though credit is welcome

Please note I do not accept tips.

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Flex Spending can be used here!

Iowa Massage License # 091853

 
 
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I am committed to respecting the specific concerns of my clients and to providing a safe space for relaxation and recovery. Please feel comfortable coming as you are, together we can create a space for healing. This is a LGBTQIA+ inclusive business, and people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome.