Aisling (pronounced ASH-ling) is a Gaelic word that means dream or vision.
My dream for you is to have a balanced life.
We all need guidance from time to time. Negative life experiences can leave us feeling out of control, stuck, sad, or anxious. Growing up in less than optimal situations can lead to challenges as an adult.
You are not alone, as many as 60% of adults have experienced abuse or difficult family circumstances as a child. Therapy from a licensed professional can allow you to leave the past behind and move into the present creating the life you want.
My therapy practice encompasses a body mind perspective. I utilize aspects of trauma focused therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, journal therapy, and somatic modalities to craft a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your inner self and create the person you want to become.
I am licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
NOTE: Due to COIVD I am only offering video sessions through a HIPAA compliant platform.
Utilize a custom massage treatment to balance the stress of life or create a relaxing ritual for yourself. My massage treatments have assisted clients recovering from injuries, training for athletic pursuits, and improving the quality of life for those dealing with chronic issues. I have worked with a full spectrum of individuals from infants, children, adults, professional athletes, and those in later stages of life.
Techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and muscle energy Technique (MET) are combined to create an individualized treatment. I enlists clients to participate in their own recovery and well-being.
Massage in conjunction with therapy can assist in bringing awareness to areas of the body that have been shut down as a result of trauma or abuse.
Being a massage therapist is an amazing calling. But if you wish to expand your office or diversify your business then I can help. If your dream is to create a wellness center and you are determined to be successful, I am the coach for you.
A comprehensive coaching package will save you time and give you the tools you need to clarify your vision and build your business. The clients I have helped were able to increase their business revenue, grow their personal income, and develop projects that broadened their spectrum of services.
In my 24 years as a massage therapist I have built massage businesses in various locations across the US and abroad. I use my experience, business acumen, and therapy training to help you grow beyond your wildest dreams!
As a massage therapist I have worked in many types of settings and eventually opened my own wellness center outside Seattle, Washington. I began with two therapists and grew the business to include seven practitioners including an acupuncturist, osteopath, and a wide range of massage specialties.
After moving to Ireland I became involved with the Irish Massage Therapy Association (IMTA). As the association secretary from 2002-2004, I provided assistance in drawing up standards of education and practice in conjunction with governmental working groups. I have taught massage and business skills to 100's of massage students and practitioners. I now use my years of massage experience to coach massage therapists in fulfilling their business vision.
My therapy journey began when I obtained my undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut and masters of social work at Illinois State University. As a therapist I have worked with clients at inpatient psychiatric units, a drug treatment facility, a tele-health practice serving rural communities, and now in private practice. The focus of my therapy is working with adults who have experienced trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse, domestic violence, or sexual trauma.
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.” ― Bessel A. Van der Kolk
If you are tired of following the same path in life and getting the same disappointing results, let me help you chart a new course. Clarify your vision, break through barriers, and heal your wounds and you will vastly improve the quality of your life. It's closer than you think! Grow beyond your wildest dreams!