In a world that often emphasizes the hustle and bustle of everyday life, individuals are increasingly seeking balance and well-being through holistic approaches that address their physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Today, we have the privilege of delving into the transformative world of holistic practices with Kimberly Savage, a trailblazing Holistic Massage Practitioner, Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, and Equine Massage Therapist. With a deep passion for healing and a profound understanding of the interconnectedness between the mind, body, and spirit, Kimberly Savage has emerged as a beacon of wellness, guiding individuals on a journey of self-discovery, restoration, and transformation. Through her expertise in holistic massage, therapeutic sound, and equine massage, she offers a multifaceted approach that nurtures and harmonizes the entire being. Join Mystic Mag, as we embark on a transformative expedition guided by the expertise and compassion of Kimberly Savage, a visionary healer devoted to harmonizing the lives of individuals through the integration of holistic massage, therapeutic sound, and equine massage. Together, let us discover the profound potential for restoration and well-being that lies within each of us.
Can you tell us about your journey into becoming a holistic massage practitioner and how you discovered your passion for this field?
When my son was 4 years old he was labeled with a sensory integration disorder, this affects how your brain processes sensory information. Our pediatrician at the time suggested we put him on medication . In my heart I didn’t feel this was the right thing for him, or our family to do.
We found a lovely holistic developmental pediatrician that started my son on a “sensory diet”. The diet consisted of vestibular activities, balancing, joint compressions, weight bearing balance – all seemed to mimic yoga, this inspired me to complete my 200 hr YTT program, with a 300 YTT to follow. One of my yoga teaching positions was with addiction recovery. At the end of class while in a resting pose I would apply oils to the bottoms of clients feet and ankles – the instant relaxation I noticed with human touch then inspired me to start massage school. Massage is a wonderful healing modality with so many approaches to releasing – pain, stored energy and emotion.
What specific techniques or modalities do you incorporate into your holistic massage practice, and how do they contribute to the overall well-being of your clients?
I have developed a unique approach using the sacred healing medicine of sound combined with soft tissue manipulation, cupping, myofascial work, reiki ,Thai bodywork and essential oils in a unique approach to each individual to create a space of healing. This approach works to support and facilitate the healing of the physical, emotional, spiritual and mindful bodies.
As an equestrian and horse lover it was a natural progression into equine massage and bodywork, infrared and red light therapy and PEMF. While studying PEMF I learned about the benefits for humans as well as horses.
What type of services do you offer?
I offer : Sacred Sound Healing, Intuitive Massage, Equine Massage, Cupping, ThaiVedic Bodywork, Myofascial work, Neuromuscular, barefoot massage and Reiki, Infrared and Red Light Therapy, PEMF (for horses and humans)
In your experience, what are some common misconceptions or myths about holistic massage, therapeutic sound, or equine massage that you often encounter, and how do you address them?
Some misconceptions are that this approach is not a valid healing modality. I try to address the misconceptions with deep listening and understanding and then explain the scientific studies that have proven healing. I am currently gathering research to use for the benefits of using sound to help rescue horses release trauma. I believe in supporting research, expanding my knowledge and sharing the results.
Working with the unseen, deeply stored energy that creates patterns both physical and mental becomes tangible to clients as they begin to release.
In addition to providing physical relief and relaxation, how do you approach the mental and emotional well-being of your clients during a massage session?
I approach each individual being fully present, grounded and centered. Each session is a safe, protected space where I am of service to support and help them through.
Could you describe any ongoing projects, collaborations, or future goals you have as a holistic massage practitioner, certified therapeutic sound practitioner, and equine massage therapist?
Currently I am working with horses to gather research of the benefits of massage, sound healing and reiki to release trauma from abused, neglected and mistreated horses. I am part of a 300 hr YTT sharing sacred sound and meditation. I am excited for research with humans and horses as the holistic healing field evolves.