How do we meet for a session?
I share my practice Virtually WorldWide :) *and* also I see a limited amount of clients in my healing sanctuary in north Austin,TX.
If you are a returning or new client who has passed my healthy and safety interview, I provide a lovely, professional, and clean therapy space with gentle music, relaxing lighting, massage area, cuddle therapy suite, a client's area restroom for your refreshment and everything necessary to leave the world at the door.
It’s a stress-free, full-permission to BE You space.
After you book your session, I'll send an email with the exact address, and all the logistics covered to make your journey over for your session full of ease.
WHAT IS BODYWORK? IS IT THE SAME AS MASSAGE?
I am both a bodyworker and a LMT (licensed massage therapist)
Bodywork refers to various hands-on and off therapeutic practices that work with the body specifically to support healing and restoration. Different types of Energy work, like Reiki, a japanese form of healing (which I am also trained / certified in) would be included in Bodywork. Yoga is bodywork, Somatic Coaching is Bodywork. So is Yoga since the focus is on the experience of the body in stillness and movement for the purpose of balancing. Cuddle therapy focuses on relaxing the body and platonic touch, so yep, it also falls in the category of bodywork.
Massage therapy (LMT) is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION?
Get in touch with your intentions or goals for exploring with me before the session. Arrive nourished, but not super full. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in / relax in. A journal may be helpful. Please do not use alcohol, or mood altering drugs of any kind the day of our session. Be rested. No strong scents or perfume. Following these guidelines will greatly improve the success of our time together. I send out a confirmation email once you've booked to fill you in on all the details you'll need for the session day.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
24 hours advanced notice is required to cancel or re-schedule your session. You will be charged the full amount for no-showing or canceling the day of our session. Refunds are only given to people who communicate 24 hrs. in advance if there is something that needs to change. I am willing to “credit your account” with me for a future session(s) depending on what’s going on.
WHAT'S TANTRA YOGA?
A great question deserves a great answer:
“At its most basic, Tantra is an ancient and expansive spiritual philosophy with roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. It is an enlightenment path marked by practical, embodied practice. The literal translation of the sanskrit word is “to weave.” In tantra, all of life is spiritual practice–every moment an opportunity to engage one’s full divine presence, energetically saying yes to every experience–from grief to bliss to rage to joy.
One aspect of the Tantric path is full awareness and acceptance of all things–including those aspects of ourselves we often don’t like to look at (like sexuality, anger, and jealousy, to name a few). By moving deeply into our understanding of these parts of ourselves, we can be freed of their oppressive rule in our lives. When we cultivate the quality of “witness” of ourselves and our behaviors, we gain choice and freedom in how we respond to life’s provocations.
Tantra is also known as the union of opposites–yin and yang, masculine and feminine, heaven and earth, divine and profane, etc. Human consciousness perceives these opposites as polarized dualities, preventing us from experiencing our true nature in unity with all that is. As we move from duality and separation to totality and connection, immense bliss and joy emerges!” ~ Robyn Thoren Smith, friend and colleague
ARE YOU A TANTRIKA?
I’ve been engaging in tantric practice (yoga asana, mantra, meditation, ritual) for over a decade. Hatha yoga, is actually in the same yoga family as tantra yoga (and there are many places on Earth where this spiritual path is practiced. I have experience with Buddhist, Hindu, and Tibetan Tantra). There are misinformed people that believe that all tantric practice is focused on sex, but mine is not and I do not engage in sexual activity with my clients. My services are within my religious spiritual path and are platonic and education and practice based.
WHAT PRECAUTIONARY, COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES AND ASSURANCES, ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED AT EMBRACE EMBODIMENT?
Your wellness is very important to me.
Rest assured that I:
Keep my session and client areas highly clean and sanitized.
Don't allow for more than 3 clients in my professional space per day, and between them everything gets wiped down and prepared for fresh for you.
Masks are optional and if you need me to wear one please just let me know. I have them handy for you and myself if needed as well as hand sanitizing gel and spray. I request you leave shoes outside and personal items in the client restroom area.
I'd like to share that I live a distanced lifestyle for my and your safety. I have been living a distanced lifestyle for most of my life because I am an energetic empath and highly sensitive person (HSP). You can rest easy knowing that I live a very very low risk exposure potential. :)
IF YOU FEEL UNWELL, suspect you may have been exposed to Covid-19/Corona Virus, or any other communicable disease; PLEASE CONTACT ME TO RESCHEDULE!
I will obviously do the same for you if I feel unwell or am aware of possible exposure.
ARE YOU STILL OFFERING CUDDLE THERAPY AT THIS TIME?
I offer Virtual and In-person Cuddle therapy for those who pass my health and safety interview.
Clients must have been working from home/socially very distanced with no known exposure potentials who have been following CDC guidelines and state/government protocols (quarantining, not traveling, no large gatherings, etc.)
New Cuddle clients who want to work with me in-person will need to have a Virtual Meet and Greet (free) with me so that I can assess our health and safety. As well as create a connection, go over questions, etc. That meet and greet will be about 15 min on a virtual video platform that we agree on.
Send an email to or book the consult HERE.
Is a Virtual Cuddle Session effective since there's no real touch?
YES! Virtual Cuddle therapy sessions are amazingly intimate and "touching" (meaning even w/o physical touch there's a sense of real closeness). Because of the way I set up the experience for you, you will feel fully invited into sweet nurturing cuddly time, at a safe distance.