Resources and Referrals

This page is in progress, but will serve as a repository for resources about care (instructional handouts, FAQ’s, anatomy guides, etc), as well as referrals specifically to queer practitioners and practitioners of color. Please feel free to email cindysamanthalmt@gmail.com if you are a practitioner and want to be added, if you have resources you want to share, or if there is anything missing that you would like to see.

Information and Handouts

Pregnancy and Post-Partum Frequently Asked Questions Want to know when to get a massage?  How soon is too soon?  How late is too late?  Check here!

Castor Oil Handout  Castor oil can be extremely healing as a topical application for scar healing (internal and superficial), constipation, painful menses, and more!

 

Herbal Resources

Sacred Vibes ApothecaryApothecary in Flatbush (Ditmas Park) Brooklyn, owned by Karen Rose, one of my teachers, and staffed by amazing herbalists who were her students. Black-owned, spiritual herbalism, also offering apprenticeships and herbal education.

COCAROSA Apothecary Website for Andrea Jácome, ‘a Colombian-Ecuadorian herbalist, writer, and organizer born and raised in Atlanta’.  Also a co-student of mine, and a phenomenal herbalist and organizer based in Brooklyn/Philadelphia. Includes a great blog, online store, and contact information.

Earth Seed Holistic is the practice for sára abdullah, who is “an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers.” sára offers herbal consultations, full spectrum doula support, reiki, and herbal medicine.

Bodywork 

Kayla Goff, LMT Kayla is a NYS licensed massage therapist, a non-binary person of color, with years of experience treating people in a wide variety of settings including their own home as well as home visits.  They have 4 years of experience at a Chiropractor Office working as their lead massage therapist, performing medical massage for hundreds of clients.  Kayla offers a sliding scale for trans, non binary, and gender non conforming clients who are in need.

devynn emory/sage massage Sage massage was founded by devynn emory, a queer non binary dancer, choreographer, and nurse.  from their website! “Specialties include acute and chronic musical-skeletal injuries, scar tissue release, binding and tucking pain, pre and post operative care, pre and post natal care, trauma support, grief work and spiritual guidance. sage blends modalities from eastern and western schooling, while pulling from Native American lineage to offer a session unique to the client’s needs that day.”

Somaliah Williams/Heart and Hara NY Somaliah is a skilled and experienced practitioner and a member of Ancient Song Doula Services.  She specializes in Eastern and Western massage, and Thai Hara massage (abdominal massage) for digestion, fertility, fibroids, prostate health, and other abdominal health concerns.

Third Root Community Health Center  Third Root offers sliding scale rates for massage and acupuncture, and is run by a multiracial group of queer, trans, and gender non-binay people.  They also offer yoga and community classes.

Jeremy Friendman Healing and Bodywork Jeremy has a sliding scale available for QTPOC specifically in a home studio space, and specializes in trans affirming body healing experiences.  Jeremy works in New York, but also monthly in Philadelphia”

From Seed to Sequoia is the practice of Samara Stern, who is an LMT, fertility specialist, Reiki healer, and certified doula.  Samara works with all people, and offers sliding scale work.

Red Moon Wellness is one of my practice sites!  The therapists there are ALL incredible, and they have wide ranging availability.  Red Moon has done a lot of work to be gender competent, and all the therapists have a great deal of clinical experience including working with breast/chest tissue, prenatal and postpartum clients, injury, trauma, and emotional and energetic work.

Royal Mothering  is the practice for Sangeet Raj, a full spectrum doula, womb reiki therapist, and yoga instructor in New York City and Westchester.

Barefoot Soul is the practice of Melissa Lisette, a Puerto Rican/Romanian practitioner of reiki, craniosacral therapy, gem and flower essences, and herbalism.  She can also be found at Sacred Vibes apothecary!