Hello and welcome to Gender Odyssey’s first ever Community Care Clinic! It is our hope that these supportive services will enrich your overall conference experience by helping you sleep better, reduce physical pain, invigorate your attention span, strengthen your immune system, and feel cared for and supported.
You can sign up before the conference below or stop by the table outside of room 602 once the conference has begun. Scheduling assistance is also available at the AID Desk in the lobby. The care clinic will be open from 12:30-4:30pm Friday (8/25), Saturday (8/26), and Sunday (8/27).
Friday, 8/25, 12:30-4:30pm: Acupuncture – Lynn Bondi; Massage – Nancey Cohen
Saturday, 8/26, 12:30-4:30pm: Acupuncture – Lynn Bondi; Massage – Monette Wise
Sunday, 8/27, 12:30-4:30pm: Acupuncture – Ellaina Lewis; Massage – Laticia Brown
Friday, 8/25, 1:20-4:30: Acupuncture – **Exclusive to the People of Color Suite (Room 601)** – Jamee “JP” Pineda
- Community acupuncture is a superb way to manage pain in the body, fatigue, and emotions such as stress, anxiety or depression. You will be laying in a reclining chair and the treatment will occur from the elbows down, knees down, and top of the head or ears. (Note: in the POC Suite, only ear acupuncture will be offered.) All of your clothes will remain on. No need to be nervous! Most people either cannot feel the needles, or experience a positive sensation from them! Treatments last for 30 minutes.
- Chair massage can help with muscle tension, circulation, energy and alertness, and also help you to feel really, really good. Your body will be supported in a massage chair or table, and all of your clothes will remain on. Massage may occur on the neck, back, arms, and legs. Each massage will last for 20 minutes.
All of our volunteer providers are fully trained and licensed in their state of practice. You can read more about each individual provider in their bios provided below.
Please note: our providers are volunteering their time, and both time and space are limited. If you sign up for an appointment, it is our full expectation that you will show up for the appointment on time. If your plans change, please cancel your appointment so that we may use it for another conference attendee. The community care clinic will provide a quiet atmosphere with low lighting. Please let us know if you have any specific accessibility needs. No tipping, please.
- Ellaina Pauline Lewis, LAc, EAMP, is co-owner at White Center Wellness Clinic. Her practice includes individualized clinic treatments, a sliding scale community clinic, and in-home acupuncture, as well as specialized group education and treatments. You may find out more about her practice and how to schedule at www.whitecenterwellness.com.
- Monette Wise has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007. She specializes in therapeutic massage, Reiki, and client-centered treatment. She moved from West Texas to the Pacific Northwest and appreciates the tolerance and allyship she has found here. She is proud to donate her services to Gender Odyssey Seattle. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nancey Cohen, LMP. For as long as I can remember, I have been searching for a Life that feels purposeful and complete. When I discovered yoga-meditation in the 90s, I knew I was on to something. My practice gave me the courage to start teaching, leave my corporate career, and become a massage therapist. That was several years ago. Now, I get to do what I love! My work is best described as skilled, intuitive, and respectful. nanceycohen.com
- Lynn Bondi, LAc, has been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for over fifteen years. She believes that a social justice perspective should be our starting point, and that different outcomes are possible when we use social justice as our origin. She currently operates her own community acupuncture clinic, a positive expression of her strong values of affordability and accessibility in healthcare. Learn more about her Seattle-based clinic at slotharoundtogether.com.
- Ticia Brown, LMP, comes from a medical background, working in wound care, surgery, and behavioral health for over 14 years, and she wasn’t satisfied with the results patients were seeing. In search of more effective healing, she found her higher calling in bodywork, and she graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, Ca. She has a natural talent with Tui Na, sports massage, Thai massage, Qi gong, deep tissue, cupping, Guasha, Swedish, and many other modalities. Through her education, life experiences, and roots in Native healing, she has gained strength and knowledge to support, guide, and empower others on their own healing journey. facebook.com/nanpisawellness
- Jamee Pineda, AKA “JP”, is a queer, trans, Filipinx transplant from California. He’s the owner of Unicorn Pins & Potions, located at the Well on Beacon in downtown Seattle. He graduated with his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from SIOM in 2015 and his Masters in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College. He is passionate about combining his social justice values with healing on an individual and community level. When he is not in clinic, he is usually hanging out in the kitchen, hanging out with Primm the dog, or hanging out with Primm the dog in the kitchen. He also loves to practice yoga, watch or read POC scifi/fantasy, and ride trains. JP’s services are available exclusively to the POC Suite, Room 601.