Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
Her professional journey began with massage therapy. As her practice grew, so too did her curiosity to better understand how the body worked. To satisfy this curiosity, her studies took her to kinesiology and personal training. Learning the muscles in action led her hands to discover true body integration; that a stiff neck can be affected by a tight calf; or most recently – after years of observing patterns – that a broken heart could create shortness of breath.
Gabrielle’s newest offering, Trauma Touch Therapy, is an empowering client-led somatic bodywork that compliments beautifully with psychotherapy. Often times, trauma survivors work to heal their minds, but struggle to be present with their bodies because the nervous system never fully discharges the energy it needed during a threatening time. In our sessions, we work together to create a caring space in which clients can release this excess energy and discover how best to support themselves, so their mind and body can live presently in peace. She is delighted to offer this therapy at Ampersand Integrative Wellness Center. Clients often uncover the need for more well-rounded support during this healing work. Being able to facilitate this additional support can only encourage a deeper healing transformation, ultimately putting health and happiness back in client’s hands!
In her life balance, Gabrielle can be found cutting a rug (not literally) – dancing is her ultimate love! She also enjoys writing poetry, laughing with loved ones and drinking in the majesty of Mother Nature. She too, is healing right along with you, living the work and celebrating along the way.
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