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Let your body tell your story


About Andrea

My BodyTalk journey began in 2014. I had graduated with my Master Degree in Occupational Therapy, moved across country back to my home state of Wisconsin, and just landed my first job out of school. On paper, life looked great.  But the reality of what I was experiencing was far from it. I was dealing with severe fatigue, I had difficulty thinking clearly, my anxiety was my constant companion, skin breakouts became unmanageable, and I had this unexplainable pain in my upper back that no amount of stretching would relieve. My self-esteem crumbled as I felt I wasn’t able to do my job effectively and I struggled to have any sort of a social life. I was convinced my body had betrayed me. The day I found BodyTalk, I was staring at a bulletin board at my local food cooperative. My eyes were drawn to a card of a BodyTalk practitioner. Without really understanding what it was or how it worked, I felt just a bit of hope and I booked my first appointment.  By the end of the first session, the pain in my upper back was completely gone. And I was hooked!

Over the years of receiving BodyTalk sessions I have experienced healing on all levels.  The anxiety I had been experiencing on a chronic basis is gone. My thinking and memory have improved.  I am more at peace with the ebb and flow of life . BodyTalk  has been the key to helping me heal my relationship with my body and myself. 

I knew from the day of my first appointment that it was only a matter of time before I became a BodyTalk practitioner. As a healthcare professional, I consider it my responsibility to provide holistic and effective interventions for healing. BodyTalk encompasses both of those attributes as it honors you and your healing path.

My philosophy of practice is to honor your healing journey and the innate wisdom of your body, wherever that may lead.  





BodyTalk is WholeHealthcare™. There is a foundational understanding that the psychology of the body has profound influence on our health. Instead of focusing on the symptom, BodyTalk finds the underlying causes of illness by addressing the whole-person and their whole-story.

Every choice, and every experience in your life, has contributed to your current state of health. Each scar, laugh line and injury has a unique story and a history. BodyTalk takes into consideration your whole-story. Your life-style, genetics and history are all drawn upon to establish a personalized approach to Healthcare that brings about lasting changes.

BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels - as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle. Over time, this healing capacity can become compromised as a person is exposed to injury, trauma, chronic stress, etc. The body is remarkable in its ability to continue to function under less than ideal circumstances, but this ultimately leads to degeneration, illness, and pain in the body.

Health challenges arise for a variety of reasons. BodyTalk recognizes that although two people may appear to show the exact same symptoms, what is underlying those symptoms may be entirely different. Therefore, no two sessions are ever alike! This is the beauty of BodyTalk. It respects your body's own needs and determines your body's priorities for healing .As a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, I am trained to look at the whole-person, emotional, physical and environmental influences – so that the true underlying causes of dis-ease can be revealed. Then with the use of a variety of non-invasive techniques, I am able to refocus your body's natural healing response to establish better communication within the body.


What has become the norm in our culture of healthcare is that we look outside of ourselves for healing. We hope and expect that experts can "fix" us. This lends itself to a passive approach in addressing our symptoms as we ignore our inner voice and follow a prescriptive protocol/cleanse/diet/medication/supplement regimen (etc). When things don't work as they're "supposed" to, or one symptom goes away only to reveal a new set of challenges, it becomes easy to blame the expert. I've been there - have you? 

What makes BodyTalk different is that it is empowering! It is the innate wisdom of your body that knows what the priority is for healing. BodyTalk is just the tool used to help rebuild communication pathways in your body that allows the body to do what it already natural can do - heal itself!

So - is BodyTalk for you? 

What I will say is that BodyTalk is safe and effective for any person throughout the lifespan or at any state of health, including pregnancy. 

What I will ask is this: Are you ready to show up for yourself?

Beyond that, I'm not going to answer that question for you. In the spirit of empowerment, I encourage you to reflect on where you are in your healing journey and make the decision yourself. You know what you need!  


Session Rate: $85

Contact Andrea to schedule an appointment. 

In-person or distance sessions available.

Call or Text: 612-412-1978

Email: andrea@illuminatebodytalk.com

Based out of Minneapolis, MN




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