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Plants produce their aromatic oils to protect themselves from predators and pathogens, communicate with other plant life, and attract the necessary conditions for reproduction, growth and development. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for healing the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils are their own materia medica - a healing system harmonious with human physiology, a knowledge base developed across cultures over centuries of use in cooking, medicine, and sacred ceremonies.

Essential oils are distilled from the aromatic compounds of plants: roots, bark, twigs, resin, leaves, flowers, or fruit. These highly concentrated oils contain potent phytochemicals that compose the plants’ immune and reproductive systems. When carried into the bloodstream through the sense of smell and absorbed through the skin, these compounds affect the body in multiple ways. Essential oils support the immune system in fighting pathogens, decreasing inflammation response, opening the airways, nourishing the skin, reducing mental fog, and returning the body from a state of fight-or-flight into rest and relaxation. When blended together, the symphony of scents mirrors the powerful synergy of their collective healing power.

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“Kiam is a sensitive and compassionate healer.
They are a soft guiding light in a world on fire.

More than anything, it is the offering of awareness
that makes them a strong healer."

- H.N.
(CHICAGO)

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SESSION:

Sessions begin with a detailed intake process, during which we look at your physical-emotional-spiritual balance using principles of Ayurveda and Traditional East Asian Five Element Theory.

We will explore and sample a variety of essential oils and craft your custom potion based on your therapeutic and scent preferences.

Take home a beautiful glass roll-on bottle of your custom blend with up to 13 oils and a crystal charged with your intentions. Rub your personal perfume onto wrists, temples, and pressure points to help ease anxiety, breathe deeply, and connect with your body, mind, and spirit.

Because this is such an intimate and multi-sensory process, Custom Aromatherapy is only available in-person.

 
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“Kiam is one of the few people I trust to do bodywork on me.
Very caring and not invasive. Teaches me with the work they do in our sessions and helps me to care for my body each time I see them. I would recommend anyone who needs body work to go to Kiam.”

- e.f. (Chicago)

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Our bodies feel and absorb the impact of the world around us. Years of habituated movement places our bodies in imbalance. When not addressed, muscles tense up in many places; little aches become big pains, and annoyances can become injuries. Bodywork can help pause this pattern and bring the body back to homeostasis.

Receiving regular bodywork can unwind years of tension and leads the body towards harmony with the mind and spirit. We begin our work with a detailed intake, unpacking what’s ailing your body and where you are holding tension. I respond to your needs with the necessary pressure, depth, and speed. My training in Clinical Myofascial Facilitation, Thai Bodywork, Shiatsu (Applied Energy Channel Pressure) and Tui Na (Traditional Chinese Manual Therapy) provides me with a wealth of protocols and approaches to helping your body heal. We will also discuss posture and movement mechanics and explore simple exercises to extend the opening and energizing effects of the bodywork session in the days and weeks ahead.

Accessory techniques such as Cupping, or Gua Sha (Stone Scraping), and CranioSacral Balancing are also available as needed or requested.

 
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TRADITIONAL EAST ASIAN FIVE ELEMENT COSMOLOGY

"I have a therapist and psychiatrist, which is a privilege, but they can't provide me the soulful interaction and peace of mind that Kiam gives openly. Kiam is the missing piece. My best experiences can't be transcribed but I can feel it and I felt that every time I left the sessions I shared with them."

- B.P. (Chicago)

 

“Kiam listens deeply, validates your feelings when you can’t and guides you to your own solutions. On many occasions, I felt lost, depressed and lonely and desperately needed answers about different relationships in my life. At the end of a conversation with Kiam, I always feel refreshed, stronger, and motivated to carry out our discussed solutions. I know that I can count on them to gently challenge my old ways of thinking and nudge me out of my comfort zone. Kiam has been a shining light in the darkest moments of my life. I’m forever grateful for them.”

- A.L.M.
(NANTES, FRANCE)

 

Mindfulness Coaching focuses on creating resonance between the body, emotion, mind, and spirit. The demands of modern life often leads to imbalance in these aspects of our Self. Mindfulness Coaching helps you to tune in to your intuition and empowers you with tools to return to a more balanced state of being.

We will create a map of the forces in your life, so you can better see where your treasures lie.

In each session, we will create an intentional space where you are free to explore new perspectives on your field of possibilities. The session begins with a creative consultation to map out where you are, how you are feeling, and pinpoint the particular factors affecting your health, relationships, and stress levels. I will support you in seeing an expanded perspective of your self on all levels, and provide you with tools to break through self-limitations.

A few ways I can support you in your journey

EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING

  • Creating a yoga and movement practice that feels right for your body and personal needs and goals.

  • Increasing mindfulness and embodiment through meditation,
    breath work, personal mantras and reminders.

PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS

  • Practicing effective communication by sharing what’s in your heart.

  • Learning and affirming your boundaries

  • Developing curiosity, creativity, and intimacy

  • Defining your ideal relationships and making room for them in your life

PERSONAL GROWTH

  • Befriending your Ego and Inner Critic

  • Deepening or reconnecting with your spirituality

  • Breaking old habits and forming new helpful patterns

  • Transforming your mindset around money and abundance.

 

My coaching style is open, warm, nonjudgmental, and deeply respectful. I consider it an honor to hold space for individuals to see and understand themselves in new ways.


By uncovering the layers of cultural conditioning and filters of self limitations, we remember our inherent power. And while this may not change the conditions and events in the ever changing greater vista of life, we can approach the world with greater clarity. With this we can wield our unique gifts, not only as weapons with which to protect ourselves in the world - but as a source of joy, abundance, meaning and connection in this beautiful, fucked up, breathing, expanding, living universe.

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