On The Table

I practice transformative therapeutic bodywork and massage through ancient techniques and shamanic healing arts.

I’ve had gender affirming surgery/i am transgender AND I am still adjusting to my body/identity, do i have to remove all of my clothing?

My goal in my practice is for every single person who chooses to work with me to feel seen, honored, and affirmed. If removing your clothing is not something that works for you please let me know so that I can meet you where you are. 

What is shamanic touch therapy? 

Shamanic Touch Therapy is a term that I arrived at after my Lomi Lomi training in Hawai’i. Simply put it is a weaving together of the two most ancient forms of massage, Tibetan Ku Nye Therapy and Hawai’an Lomi Lomi, combined with Shamanic healing techniques. Essentially, a deeply powerful massage combined with the ceremony & intention. 

How is Ku Nye massage different?

Ku Nye works directly on the meridian system restore balance and pacify the wind humor. In Tibetan Medicine, the wind element is responsible for imbalance in the body. It is an ancient technique that is still practiced by Tibetan doctors today.

What is Lomilomi massage?

LomiLomi massage is the sacred healing art of Hawai’i. The intention of lomilomi is alignment of the mind, body and spirit. This art of healing touch addresses the whole person mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. The practitioner focuses on finding congested areas in the body and dissolves them gently, transforming old energies by clearing the body’s channels through the use of moving palms, thumbs, knuckles, forearms and elbows across the body in continuous flow from head to toe leaving you feeling whole, refreshed, and reborn.

Is your work considered deep tissue? can you fix my xyz…?

No, my work is not deep tissue.  No, I can not “fix” any part of  you. Why? Because you are not broken. What I CAN do is help facilitate deep levels of healing through sacred, intentional, intuitive touch. The journey of healing is multifaceted, messy, and cyclical with YOU and your intention at the center of it. I am honored to be a part of your journey to health & wellbeing. 

Do you teach? 

Yes. I can teach you how to make the leap from Massage Therapist to Shamanic Touch Therapist. This is a journey bespoke to each individual so there is no set way of doing this. If you are a practitioner and feel called to this transformation please reach out.  

I am a veteran/police/corrections officer with Pts can I receive massage?

First, thank you for your service. I say that from the deepest place in my heart. During your intake we will have an extensive discussion about what you experienced while in service, essentially the source of your PTS. It may also be appropriate to start very, very slowly with shorter sessions, face up, no clothing removed. It is my job to meet you where you are at in your healing journey. It is also essential to discuss the possibility of receiving massage first with a mental health professional so that they can offer additional support. 

Do I have to take my clothes off?

I use raw cold pressed coconut oil in my practice, so yes, ideally clothing should be removed…however if you want to work with me and removing your clothing is just not for you we can talk about that. The more clothing you remove the more I am able to flow in the treatment. I use diaper draping (pelvis only) in my treatments for both mxn & womxn.

what if I get…you know…aroused? 

It’s normal for mxn to feel nervous about working with a female practitioner. And I understand why. Please know that if you experience arousal in the form of an erection while on my table I will not embarrass you. Will I facilitate the release of that arousal? No. Also, do not ask me to do so. What I will do is adjust the draping if necessary, correct the pressure of my contact, and shift your focus away from that arousal so that you can relax again into the rest of the session. 

What if I have my period?

It is my deepest honor to support womxn during their sacred moon time. If it’s right for you to keep your underwear on during the session by all means do what you need to do. If however you would like more freedom I am happy to provide a towel to place under your pelvis so you can experience the treatment more fully. Just let me know before we start. 

What about breast massage? 

Yes, I work on the breast and pectoral tissue. The lymphatic system has no mechanism for movement unless we vigorously move our bodies or someone moves the lymph for us through soft tissue manipulation. Breast massage can be deeply liberating for many womxn as well as therapeutic. The full breast treatment is slowly worked up to over the course of several treatments and is always optional. 

Do you do prenatal massage?

Yes, receiving massage regularly throughout pregnancy is some of the best prenatal care there is. I have a specialty pregnancy cushion that allows for birthing parents to be face down while supporting their growing bellies. 

What is the Community Guided Shamanic Drum Journey?

In this monthly event, participants will have the opportunity to experience a guided shamanic journey in a group setting. I will lead you through about 30 minutes of Guided Shamanic Journey using my frame drum. I will be the only person drumming. Once we get settled I will verbally walk you through the beginning of the journey. Once I start the drumming you will continue to journey on your own. A good way to view this experience is that it’s a way to access your active imagination through a structured format. Once the drumming changes it is time to end the journey. We will integrate our journeys with about 45 minutes of Quaker Meeting style sharing. What’s that? Sharing in the style of Quaker Meeting is concise while honoring what you have been moved by. It is customary to give a few moments of pause & reflection between each person’s share. We will be in an open hall setting with access to chairs. If you prefer to sit on the floor please bring something soft to sit on like a pillow or meditation cushion.