Welcome to Beneficial Bodywork.
This practice specializes in infant massage instruction, and presentations on either the benefits of infant massage, or how bodywork can be "Beneficial" to the body, mind and spirit.
My philosophy of care is to treat each person as I would want to be
treated: with respect, confidentiality, and in the highest personal
This website contains comprehensive information on specific therapies and education programs to
help you make informed decisions about you and your family's
holistic/alternative health and healing needs. Please feel free to
contact me personally about any additional questions or concerns.
Infant/Child Massage Instruction - (Certified Educator of Infant Massage)
Parents learn the ancient art of
infant massage. In addition to learning the strokes for the legs, abdomen, chest,
arms, hands, face, head and back, specific techniques are learned
relieve gas/colic/constipation and for relaxation. Parents learn to
read baby's non-verbal cues to avoid over-stimulation thereby creating a
more content, obedient and confident child. (Call or email for private & group instruction rates)
Presentations and Demonstrations
are available to private groups, community and senior
organizations and in corporate settings. Presentations can be on the
benefits of infant massage for infants/children and parents, or various
aspects of "Beneficial Bodywork" including Zero Balancing®, stretching, self-care techniques, breath work, etc.
Zero Balancing® and Craniosacral therapy are received fully clothed lying
face up on a massage table. The goal is to attain a pain free,
relaxed session that continues into your everyday life.
Zero Balancing® - (Certified Practitioner of Zero Balancing®)
The desired outcome of a Zero Balancing session is to relieve
physical and mental symptoms; improve the ability to deal with life
stresses; to organize vibratory fields thereby promoting the sense of
wholeness and well-being.
To learn more about Zero Balancing...
Craniosacral Therapy - (Upledger Institute)
is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and
enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system - comprised of the
membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain
and spinal cord. Utilizing a soft touch, generally no greater than 5
grams or about the weight of a nickel, there is release of restrictions
in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central
Helping you harness the natural healing power
of your body, mind, and spirit
Licensed by the State of Illinois in Massage Therapy
Zero Balancing Association
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Infant Massage USA