SHANNON R. LORD
I have a passion for cultivating wellness through inclusive, trauma-informed bodywork. As a Certified Aquatic Integration Provider and Craniosacral Therapist, I view balance in the body as dynamic and adaptive, rather than static or fixed. I focus on attuning to the natural rhythms in your system and hold space for your body to release restrictions it has been unable to overcome on its own.
Creating Be Abundant Bodywork has been a dream in the making for over a decade. I first began studying this work in 2008, after experiencing the healing effects for myself as a complex trauma survivor. I often describe my internal process as a provider as standing in curiosity, to truly listen to your unique experience, in order to offer informed invitations for change, rather than deciding how changes should be made for you.
As a lifelong athlete with a history in ballet, dance team, and roller derby, the journey towards healing my relationship with my body has been long and continues to this day. A supportive team of HAES professionals in mental health therapy, art therapy, movement therapy, craniosacral therapy, aquatic integration, and massage therapy have greatly impacted my recovery journey and changed my life.
I am honored to be able to do this profound work and invite you to come and experience new pathways of wellness through deep relaxation, fluid movement, and sensory integration. I look forward to holding space with you soon.
Identity: white, cisgender, queer, femme, small fat, woman
75 minute initial assessment for each new client with a thorough intake & introductory craniosacral therapy session. I like to provide ample time to review your health history, really hear about what is bringing you in, and work with you to identify your own unique goals for being abundantly well.
60 min craniosacral therapy appointments include time to check in about how you are in the moment and identify any changes. Each session is fully clothed and lying either face up or on one side.
60 min aquatic integration sessions are offered in the warm water pool of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and include a walk and talk in the water, the smooth transition into the horizontal position, use of soft floats to relax into the support of the water, fluid exploration of your unique ranges of motion and movement in the moment, and a soothing transition back into the upright posture for the self integration process.
*Fees for Aquatic Integration sessions are paid directly to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and not eligible for discounts.