Body and gender affirming, client-centred care
My bodywork practice is body positive and gender-affirming where I welcome and centre trans, queer, gender non-confirming, non-binary beings to bring their whole selves to be supported for their bodily and emotional well-being.
We will talk beforehand so that I can get to know you and get an understanding about what is causing your body stress or pain, and to communicate how I can best make this a valuable experience for you. You may share any areas where you experience dysphoria and your boundaries on receiving touch. Whether your session is to address pain, increase range of motion or restore body connection, I will use a combination of bodywork techniques to craft a session that is specially designed to treat you holistically. The bodywork modalities that I have at my disposal include:
- deep tissue
- myofascial release
- scar tissue massage
- healing touch.
My knowledge base is constantly increasing as I strive to provide the best wellness work for my clients. I welcome your input before, during and feedback afterwards on how I can improve.
Healing for all bodies in our wholeness
Living in our bodies can be such an uncomfortable place to be. Our bodies can often be a home to emotional, psychological and physical trauma. RESTORATIVE TOUCH bodywork therapy is a great way to give your body some much needed attention, especially from a bodywork practitioner that is non-judgemental, body-positive, trans- and queer-friendly and queer-centric. I respect you and your body and offer a safe space for you to care, heal and reconnect with your body – I’ve got you.
Transitioning, physically and socially, can be challenging on the body and emotionally stressful which can linger for years if not supported. I am aware of how the stress of being misgendered, the effects of transphobia, racism, misogyny, misogynoir can be held in the body as trauma. Trauma expert, Peter Levine has said, “Trauma is a highly activated incomplete biological response to threat, frozen in time.” I can help with the effects of that stress, and repair, improve, or strengthen your relationship with your body.
Release & Strengthen
Chest binding is a regular practice for many trans men, queer womxn, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary people. The physiological effects of daily binding include back pain, chest pain, aching ribs and shortness of breath.
Scar tissue adhesions from FTM top surgery can limit upper body range of motion further leading to subsequent back and chest pain and shortness of breath. Through this specialized holistic Release & Strengthen program, we will work together to support best wellness outcomes including movement + function, respiratory health as well as emotional well-being.