Hi, there! I’m Veronica and I am the owner and founder of the Shiatsu & Wellness Services. My business is located on Oakland Avenue in the heart of Shorewood. I am a certified and licensed wellness practitioner who helps people manage chronic pain and other conditions through alternative health and wellness practices. I am an advocate of complementing alternative healthcare practices with conventional healthcare, when necessary. I believe this combination offers the most robust opportunity for overall good health and positive well-being. As a primary means of supporting my client’s with their wellness goals, I offer health coaching, shiatsu, massage, and energy work. I also offer a variety of other supplemental services. My practice is minority-owned, woman-led, and woman-centric and I am especially prepared to work with women in the mid to later life stages. Many of my clients are working to resolve issues with chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, low vitality, stress, inflammation, trauma, insomnia, and contraction. However, the services I offer can benefit the health and well-being of women and men, adults and children, and all are welcome!
As a 100% client-centered practitioner, I honor and dignify the people I work with by providing a restful, non-judgmental space to receive beneficial and therapeutic complementary or alternative care. Decision making around health and wellness is unique and personal. In some instances, lasting and permanent relief is not easily had and might not be achieved. At the Shiatsu Wellness Center, I do not “fix” people because I don’t see them as damaged. Instead, I intend that each person I work with feels heard, understood, safe, and respected in relation to the wellness goals they want to pursue. Although I work primarily with women, I also work with their care takers and support partners regardless of their gender. Below are a few relevant facts about my training and background:
- Licensed bodywork therapist/massage therapist in the State of Wisconsin
- AOBTA® – certified practitioner of Zen Shiatsu
- Graduate of Zen Shiatsu Chicago
- Graduate of Blue Sky School of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
- Health coach trained through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Trained in Ohashi/Ohashiatsu method
- Certified Culinary Nutritionist
- Trained in The Kinesio Taping® Method
- Trained in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
- Advanced training in pre-natal massage
- Trained in oncology massage
- Advanced shiatsu training
- Trained in seiki and sotai
I am also certified signing specialist and in my spare time, I enjoy a host of creative activities both inside my home and out and can often be found taking photographs of nature or sitting in the park listening to the birds. However, I have a special love for all things food and culinary arts. If I’m not in yard, you’ll probably find me in a moving meditation, singing and cooking in my warm kitchen.
If you would like more details about my specific training, continue reading My Bio.