Hannah is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Illinois and a proud member of The Breathe Network. She offers trauma-informed massage, with a focus on serving LGBTQIA+ clients and survivors of assault.
Hannah has worked with survivors in many different capacities, both as a massage therapist and a community organizer. She has years of experience as an advocate of radical consent and community care. As a massage therapist, she create a safe(r) space for survivors to explore and redefine their relationships with their own bodies. Her goal is to gently guide each of her clients through the healing process, working in service of their unique needs and goals. She is an expert in anatomy, but you are an expert in you.
Her continuing education in bodywork is focused on the deep, intrinsic connection between emotional and physical health. The first step in healing any ailment is to develop awareness of it. By helping clients improve their body awareness over time, Hannah invites them to get in touch with their emotions as well. This deepening knowledge of self empowers clients to cultivate a sense of safety in their own skin.
She is formally trained in clinical massage using the tenets of Western medicine. In this capacity, she specializes in deep tissue massage and healing specific injuries, such as back pain, neck pain, bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, and scar tissue. Another of her specialities is abdominal massage, which can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, menstrual pain, Crohn’s disease, IBS, and other gastrointestinal concerns.
For clients seeking a gentler experience, she also offers meditative relaxation massage. This technique is best for people who are new to massage and/or currently experiencing acute emotional pain. These sessions include longer strokes and a gentler touch, rather than focusing on specific areas of discomfort.
To schedule a session or learn more about Hannah’s practice, you can contact her here.