Hello and welcome to Gender Odyssey’s second 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 at genderodyssey.org/seattle/clinic, or stop by the table outside of the Care Clinic once the conference has begun.
The Care Clinic will be open:
- Friday 12:30-4:30pm- Room 605
- Saturday 12:30-4:30pm – Room 605
- Sunday 12:30-4:00pm – Room 614
- Friday from 12:30-4:30pm – Room 605 – Reiki services exclusively for people of color by Tisha Satow
- Community acupuncture is a superb way to manage bodily pain, 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 on top of the head or ears. 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.
- Reiki is a non-invasive form of energy work that helps create balance on energetic, physical, mental and emotional levels. It supports people reconnecting with their own innate healing abilities (we are all healers:). Reiki can be used for all ages and for anything from injuries, insomnia, depression/anxiety, grief, life transition, you name it! You will be fully clothed and lying on a massage table. Depending on your comfort level, reiki can be done with direct touch, placing the hands on different point of the body, from head to toe and/or it can also be done without touch and with the practitioner’s hands near the body. Both ways are equally effective. Sessions will be 30 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.
All participants who are under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian in order to be treated in the Community Care Clinic. Consent forms will be available at the AID Desk and on the table outside of the Clinic. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE under the age of 18 will be treated without a signed consent form from a parent or guardian, as Washington State law does not allow it.
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.
Angeleana Bumpas, LMT, CCST, specializes in Craniosacral Therapy: a nervous system balancing modality that supports us in reconnecting to our center. This modality is not limited to the physical reality, it also provides profound support for emotional stresses. Information about her practice can be found at www.casapacificamassage.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.
Tisha Satow is a Reiki Master and has been practicing reiki since 2005. Tisha loves the subtle yet profound healing effects it has on her clients and herself as a practitioner. In addition to reiki, Tisha teaches yoga and has a background in social work. She currently practices at The Well on Beacon www.thewellonbeacon.com, a health collaborative project on Beacon Hill that centers people of color and the LGBTQ community. Tisha will be providing reiki exclusively for people of color on Friday.