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Contracted 1099 provider for Terra Health and Wellness Spa
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*Utah Licensed Massage Therapist/Bodyworker
*Trained in PTSD/trauma massage and special needs massage
*Specializes in clinical pain relief
* Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor*
*Host and teacher of the popular podcast, Real Reiki, Real Life, Real Spirituality*
Patricia is Excited to Announce Her Contracted Position in Millcreek, UT!
Patricia is dedicated to offering you the best of the best at your appointment. Here is what you can expect at your healing sessions:
Your session is all about YOU. Patricia offers expert, professional, intuitive, compassionate bodywork, and energy healing services, such as reiki, cranial sacral therapy, and reflexology. Patricia cares about your comfort and safety during your bodywork/massage or energy work session, and believes communication between her and the client is ESSENTIAL for client satisfaction. Because of this, she will regularly ask you are comfortable, if the pressure used needs to be adjusted, and will listen to your needs. She strictly adheres to all state and federal laws in regards to professional bodywork services. This means all linens and equipment used are completely sanitized according to health code laws, and covid 19 regulations. This also means NO SEXUAL conduct of any kind will be tolerated, and proper law enforcement will be immediately notified.
Included in every on-site session:
Dedication to excellence and client satisfaction. We truly honor and care about you, your health, comfort, safety, and helping you feel better!
Customized, aromatherapy using the highest quality doTERRA certified therapeutic grade essential oils.
Don’t like massage music? No problem! You are welcome to bring your own playlist on your phone, and listen to that on our bluetooth speaker during your session.
Soothing, comforting, piping hot towels with aromatherapy placed on the neck and feet! Clients love this service during the cold, winter months!
Warm and comforting heated massage table for your warmth and comfort!
At every appointment with Patricia, you will be greeted professionally, warmly, and compassionately. She will conduct a 10-15 pre-session interview to work with you in formulating a customized treatment plan. Patricia is passionate about creating with you the ideal, safe, comforting, and healing environment, and it is evident in every service she provides. She prides herself on the level of comfort, care, dedication, compassion, and attention to detail, she gives to all. She is a professional healing facilitator through and through, and loves helping people feel better.
Please see the Terra Health website at: http://www.terrahw.org for current fees and specials! Or, click the SCHEDULE button in the menu options.
“To help empower each client with love, healing, compassion, warmth, and dedication to the highest in quality bodywork and energy work services.”
Patricia currently works at Terra Health and Wellness as a 1099 contracted practitioner in providing the the highest quality massage, bodywork, PTSD massage, and energy work clients. She also works part-time providing massage to homebound, special-needs clients, and is contracted through the Utah Department of Health in providing special needs massage to high-needs children and adults with Down’s Syndrome, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other critical medical needs. Patricia absolutely loves and adores each of her clients, and helping provide love, compassion, empathy, comfort and pain relief to this population is something that gives Patricia great satisfaction and meaning in life! Patricia is a professional, natural-born, healer through and through, and was born and raised in Southern California. She currently lives with the love of her life; her awesome husband of over 26 years in Northern Utah. She is dedicated and enthusiastic about helping others in discomfort or pain through massage, energy work, self-improvement, personal development, and inner healing. She walked away from the corporate world after over 25 years to fulfill her calling of being a healer to help others on their life journey. She feels her mission in life is to serve other people in pain.
Patricia develops a session with clients in working with the body, and not against it, by a gift of completely and intuitively tuning in to her clients during bodywork and energy work sessions. Patricia has ADHD, and a superpower of hers because of ADHD, is being able to hyper-focus and completely tune in to her client’s bodies during sessions. Because of this, all of her clients have remarked how “she just knows” where to help them with their pain. Patricia says because of ADHD, she “becomes one” with her clients during sessions, and “giving bodywork or energy work is like a meditation in and of itself, because I get so absorbed and tuned in to listening to the client’s mental, emotional, and physical bodies. This allows me to be able to work with the body in a completely wholelistic/holistic, intuitive and focused way. Because of this, you will never get a cookie-cutter massage from me! ” This means she does not do a “one size fits all” type of massage, and no session will ever be the same as previous ones.
She graduated from Cortiva Institute (formerly Utah College of Massage Therapy) is now a Licensed Massage Therapist, and is excited to be able to help clients heal through even more powerful tools! Neck, shoulder, arm, hand, and back pain are her specialties, and many clients seek her specifically for the excellent work she gives to those areas.
What is PTSD Massage and Bodywork?
PTSD massage and bodywork therapy is an adjunct therapy practiced in conjunction with the patient’s mental health therapist. The goal of PTSD massage is to meet the client wherever they are at, and to have the patient feel completely safe having a massage. Patricia works ONLY where the patient is comfortable, and if that means we work on hands and feet the first few sessions, that is completely okay. Or, if that means we work fully clothed, that is okay, too. Trauma patients are in complete control during their sessions, and Patricia helps them understand, and empowers them to have a voice if they become overwhelmed and need to temporarily pause the massage, or stop the session altogether.
Only patients who the mental health therapist deems ready for PTSD massage can be seen for this type of modality, and Patricia works directly with the patient and their mental health therapist for a treatment plan that is best for the patient. This is because we store trauma physically in our bodies, and painful emotions can sometimes come up during a PTSD massage. The patient needs to have the necessary emotional tools to be able to handle these emotions when they come up, so they can discuss this with their mental health therapist in their sessions together. The reason clients may have somatic emotional experiences is because Patricia will work with, and massage specific areas of the body that have been known to store trauma. During treatment, Patricia works with the patient’s parasympathetic nervous system in helping restore a state of homeostasis. This is particularly helpful for patients who seem “stuck” in their mental health therapy sessions. After one or more of these sessions, patients report that it is much easier to be in tune with their body. They feel reconnected to their body, and where they store their trauma and emotions. Their mental health therapy sessions often move in a positive direction because patients feel more of a mind/body connection, where perhaps, there wasn’t one.
Patricia bases her PTSD bodywork on the work of Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. Dr. Van Der Kolk has done extensive research in the mind/body connection, and in his New York Times best-selling book, “The Body Keeps the Score” Dr. Van Der Kolk provides extensive education to readers about what trauma is, and how we store it in our bodies. He promotes bodywork in assisting the client to release the emotions and trauma trapped in the body, so the client can continue to heal.
Patricia offers a warm, compassionate, kind, and non-judgmental outlook in working with all her patients, especially her patients who are survivors of PTSD. Patricia understands that, depending on the trauma suffered, patients can be hesitant to let someone else touch their body. Her training has helped her work directly with the patient and their mental health therapist, in establishing when the patient feels safe in utilizing somatic, PTSD massage and bodywork.
Patricia is not a mental health therapist, and never goes out of her scope of practice as a licensed massage therapist. The emotional work is between the patient and their mental health therapist, while the somatic work is done by Patricia. Patricia is passionate about helping fellow patients who are survivors of PTSD, and complex PTSD, and feels her own healing journey has helped prepare her to help others with this type of work.
Patricia suffered much trauma and tragedy throughout her childhood and adult years, and feels these trials helped serve her to become a more compassionate, empathetic, loving, and caring individual. It was through daily meditation, counseling therapy/EMDR , massage and bodywork, that she was able to help process, integrate, and heal the past. She believes something interesting that comes from struggle, is the powerful lesson of compassion. When we go through major struggles, we become very intimate with pain, and the shadow. At some point we begin to see this pain in everyone else, and it is then that our heart is filled with compassion and love for the struggle and burdens we all carry, and our desire then becomes one to help change our world for the better.
Absolutely no sexual advances of any kind will be tolerated during ANY treatment sessions, and proper law enforcement will be immediately notified in the event of any sexual misconduct.