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Trauma-Informed massage and bodywork

Lakshmi provides several different types of massage and bodywork based in her over 20 years experience and deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic methods.

  • Trauma-informed bodywork is done fully clothed, on a massage table, in a chair, or on the floor. Lakshmi has combined several techniques for this therapy including Yomassage (bodywork while in supported yoga poses), energy work, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial unwinding, Visceral Manipulation, somatic body sensing, breathing, gentle movement, and meditation. The pace of a session is slow, the pressure is gentle, and the client communicates with the therapist about what they are feeling, where they would like to be worked on, and what is arising for them. The therapist guides the clients awareness into specific areas to help encourage release. Trauma-informed bodywork increases body awareness, and teaches clients to be embodied, present, and compassionate in their bodies. The presence of another while sensing into pain, discomfort, blocked emotions or energy creates space for transformation, empowerment, and the connection we are all hardwired for that is necessary for healing. The bodywork therapist uses their calm, grounded presence, the placement of their hands, and guided breathwork, movement, or imagery to help the client become aware of blocked or held areas, and using these same techniques, helps the client to gently release the blockages. This type of work is very different from traditional massage where the client is usually more passive and the focus is more on the therapist alone working into muscle or fascia. This type of work focuses on the energy body, fascial, organ, and nervous  systems. Trauma-informed bodywork empowers the client in their own healing journey and gives them knowledge and tools to use outside of the therapy session.


  • Massage Therapy sessions can include myofascial release, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, energy work, or Swedish massage techniques. Lakshmi tailors each session to the individual's needs and goals. Known for her sensitivity and intuition about what the body needs, Lakshmi's massage therapy sessions are powerful and effective while guiding the client into a state of deep relaxation and release. She focuses on trusting the body's inherent intelligence and ability to unwind and heal. Lakshmi can also blend trauma-informed bodywork into any massage therapy session. 


  • Specialty types of massage therapy include prenatal massage, postnatal massage, infant massage, massage for cancer, massage for elite athletes

    Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes In-person only $100 for 60, $150 for 90

All sessions are performed at Cary Integrative Health 160 MacGregor Pines Dr. Suite 301, Cary, NC 27511

Trauma-informed bodywork increases body awareness, and teaches clients to be embodied, present, and compassionate in their bodies while releasing long held tension and chronic pain.