Minneapolis MN 55419
Amy is a skilled and thoughtful bodywork therapist. She strives to provide a nurturing and supportive environment of healing for every body. She takes the time to listen to you and encourages your feedback during sessions.
Amy believes that pain and tension are symptoms of imbalance in the body. Bodywork can be a beneficial therapy if you are looking to:
• Relieve Stress and Promote Relaxation
• Address Chronic or Acute Pain
• Alleviate Digestive Distress, including IBS, SIBO, Chronic Constipation
• Improve Sleep and Mood
• Energetically Rebalance
Her work is gentle, but deep to unwind patterns stuck in the body. She enjoys solving problems and takes care to work on your area of focus from a specific and whole body perspective. Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu Therapy and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage) techniques are used to adapt a session that is unique to you. Handcrafted herbal oils, essential oils, hot stones, breathwork and/or cupping may be used to support and enhance the treatment. She strives to have you leave feeling grounded, more spacious and pain-free.
Amy is passionate that all people should have access to bodywork regardless of economic hardship. Sliding scale opportunities are available on a limited basis. Please email Amy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Gratuity is never expected. If you choose to leave gratuity it will be used to support sliding scale clients.
I have more than 30 years of experience as a bodywork therapist. The focus of my practice is to apply the methods of CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release to gently resolve structural problems that cause discomfort and/or restrictions in function for my clients. When emotional difficulties arise, I assist clients to develop their awareness of the bodily sensations that always arise with any thought, emotion, or memory. Using sensate awareness provides a source of new information in addition to being a way to prevent overwhelm. For this somatic processing, I trained in the techniques of Hakomi Somatics (now called Sensorimotor Psychotherpy).
My practice is based out of the People’s Movement Center as well as my home office. I practice under a healing justice framework. As someone with white settler ancestry & who identifies as a non-binary, queer, chronically ill witch, this means uplifting femmes, queer & trans folks, black folks, indigenous folks, people of color, and folks with disabilities as healers, as well as to center these communities in my practice. I strive to bring my highest self to my work & I meet my clients where they are at: respecting their decisions, honoring their intuition, & working to co-create a container for them to see themselves as the powerful healers & magic-makers they are. I strive to bring an ethic of communal care to my practice, recognizing that we cannot “self care” our traumas away, & that we do not survive alone. I have 13 years of experience of working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence as an advocate, trainer, and program coordinator. During those same 13 years I have also been a reproductive justice organizer.
In December of 2018 I will graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing Program as a Registered Nurse, after 3 years of prerequisites, graduate school coursework, and clinicals.
I offer my services in person as well as through phone or Skype.
Products are available for purchase through my online apothecary at http://www.sassafrashealingarts.bigcartel.com