Grow in Health

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 massage and bodywork is done on a massage table with awareness and sensitivity to trauma history and for the purpose of helping to deactivate the trauma and integrate the body. Lakshmi has combined several techniques for this therapy including:

  • Energy work
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Breathing
  • Gentle movement 
  • Meditation
  • Reflexology
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Deep tissue
  • Swedish massage

The pace of a session is slow, 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.  Trauma-informed bodywork means that the therapist is constantly sensitive to the possibility of trauma being present and works to not retrigger the client while helping them to metabolize what is being held in their bodies. 

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. 

  • Specialty types of massage therapy include prenatal massage, preconception massage, postnatal massage, infant massage, massage for cancer, massage for elite athletes.
  • Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes In-person only $130 for 60, $160 for 90. Sessions are available Friday-Sunday. Gift Certificates can be purchased at or by clicking the button below.

All sessions are performed at 1143 C Executive Circle #201

Cary, NC 27511


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