Iya's Holistic Bodywork

Iya's Holistic Bodywork

1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

I am an ordained priestess, Renaissance woman, a gifted and trained holistic bodyworker using my own special techniques and energy work to soothe your body, mind, and spirit. 

It is my calling to help others and I've found great joy in sharing my healing gift. I am a conservatory trained actor, a playwright, and filmmaker and have funded my socially conscious projects from providing my unique service to satisfied clients since 1999. By providing the ambiance of candle light, and soothing music the session is not only therapeutic for my client but for me as well.  It is a totally pleasant experience of satisfaction and joy. 

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New York, NY 10016
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What is your typical process for working with a new client?

I question the client on what is their pending need in the session.  I explain how I work and that I try to tailor the session to their needs.  It is up to them if they'd prefer conversation or not during the session.  Since I culminate my session with my Reiki-like energy work I make them aware that if they feel a little drowsy or have a floating away feeling that they should just go with it. They are then left to relax for a few minutes and take it all in before the session is wrapped up.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

As an ordained priestess of an earth based spirituality it is my duty to help others by sharing whatever gift I've been granted. I am happy to have discovered my gift of healing. I also studied Healimg Arts for a year at CUNY where I studied mycology and various massage techniques. I had already developed my own techniques years prior and continued on to provide non clinical and holistic bodywork and energy work instead. 

How did you get started?

I was a bartender at such Broadway shows as "Cats" and "Fosse". Massage therapists routinely came in to service the cast between shows. However, all could not get serviced at once. For fun, I would "massage" cast members and thus was told I was good. I had no idea that this would be a calling!

What types of customers have you worked with?

As I mentioned, it all started with Broadway performers. But as I became aware and more confident in developing my gift and through word of mouth I went on to service sports professionals, power brokers, socialites, and all who desired relief from a hard day. I'm an equal opportunity bodyworker.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It always amazes me when an out-of-town client returns to NYC years later and seeks me out again because they remembered such a great session.  This has happened on numerous ocassions and is a testament to the work that I do.