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ABOUT THE ARTIST + HEALER
 

 
 
 

I see individuals as multifaceted beings capable of great change.

Often times our past conditioning, self-limiting beliefs, and the stressors of daily life act as blocks to manifesting our desires. We are here to change that.

I respond to each client's needs through a holistic lens and offer several approaches to developing compassion, self-love, and liberation.

My journey and studies in natural medicine, the human body and energetic systems, philosophy, art, and spirituality helps me to integrate facets of my personal, social, cultural, ancestral, and universal identities.  I've gained many tools through this path and I am ready to share them with you.

MY APPROACH TO HEALING AND WELLNESS

In my art practice, I use many types of media to convey my ideas.  I allow the intention to manifest in whatever form it needs at the time - whether it's sculpture, photography, video, music, performance, or any combination.  My approach to healing and wellness is also integrative.  Each person's healing journey is deeply personal and can benefit from any and every type of healing modality, depending on the person's needs and current state of mind-body-heart. 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION WITH ME

Every visit begins with a check in.  How are you doing right now in your relationship to your body, mind, emotion, and spirit? What would you like to work on? What is the most pressing issue? What are your current goals? Where do you need the most release? Where do you need to gather your strength? This initial conversation sets the tone and helps to direct which modalities to explore.  No two visits are ever the same.  When you book your appointment with me, you are agreeing to set this time aside to go deep within your self.  I am here for you as a guide and as a mirror to help reveal your blind spots for you to see your true and fully illuminated self.

 
 
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HEALING HERSTORY

  • born to a Filipina nurse

  • a sensitive, empathic, inquisitive, and observant child; a natural artist, singer, performer

  • served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corspman in an Oncology ward, taking care of patients undergoing initial or final cancer treatments.

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) 2009-2014

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (YTT-200), learned classical Yoga asana and philosophy at Mt Madonna Center, one of the oldest yoga fellowships in the US, founded by the late silent sage Baba Hari Dass.

  • Licensed Massage Therapist (IL license: 227.021316), trained in Classical Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai, Neuromscular Fascilitation, Cupping, Craniosacral Balancing, and Aromatherapy.

  • Formal and personalized studies in astrology, tarot, past life hypnotherapy, crystal healing, space, home, and business cleansing/clearing, guided meditation, and butoh dance.

  • current student in the Doctor of Acupuncture program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

  • a practicing artist and mystic.


 
 
 
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Photos by
 stephanie jensen

Biography

Kiam Marcelo Junio is a licensed massage therapist, holistic healer and interdisciplinary artist. They were born in the Philippines, and have lived in the U.S., Japan, and Spain. Their research and embodied art work center around queering identities, creation myths, Philippine history, herstories, and personal-collective healing through collaborative practices and inner shadow work.

Kiam served seven years in the US Navy as a medical assistant and respiratory therapist. Their experience in oncology, critical care, neonatal, palliative, and emergency military medicine instilled a deep respect for the preciousness of life and the sensitivity of the body.

Kiam's personal healing journey began soon after separating from the military. Before moving to Chicago to pursue a career in art, they studied classical yoga at Mt Madonna Center. Nestled in the California Redwoods, far from war, Kiam began to unpack their memories and experiences, to shine a light within.

The worlds of holistic healing and interdisciplinary art have collided into a vibrant ecosystem of ideas, practice, teaching, and play. Some of Kiam's ongoing passions include Butoh dance, poetry, aromatherapy, tarot, reiki, past life re-membering, craniosacral balancing, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Kiam's purpose is rooted in helping people come to a deeply felt understanding of their body, mind, and spirit - the total self - by cultivating self-knowledge, self-love, and self-expression.