Every Body Integrative Massage

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During this month-long residency, Moriah Ella Mason seeds a community of caring. An artist and licensed massage therapist, Mason takes up an intentionally inclusive mobile massage practice to offer sliding-scale treatment to all—especially those who have experienced trauma. EveryBody brings together individualized treatments with education and advocacy to create a cohesive prescription for healing individuals and communities.

Presented as part of Penn Avenue Creative, an accelerator program for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, social change leaders and visionaries.

Made possible with generous support from The Heinz Endowments.

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WORKSHOP DETAILS


Therapeutic Massage as an Intervention for Trauma
January 29 :: 7–8p
Open to Practitioners, Non-profit Organizations and Social Workers

In the hour long session, practitioners from non-profits serving marginalized communities in Pittsburgh will learn about how massage therapy can be a vital support in trauma recovery. Together we will have a chance to talk about how massage therapy and other alternative health care services might be better integrated with current offerings in community organizations.


Healing the Body from Trauma
February 1 :: 7–9p
February 12 :: 7–9p
Open to The Public

Learn about the physiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and why the often confusing symptoms of trauma come to be. Together we will learn about and practice a range of body-based self care strategies for managing the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress including meditation, self-massage and acupressure, and aromatherapy.


Music and Massage
February 5, 6–9p
Open to The Public

During the Unblurred gallery crawl, Moriah Ella Mason and additional colleagues will be raising money for EveryBody’s subsidized massage program by providing short massage therapy and energy work sessions for donation while accompanied by live music.


Wrap Up and Report Back
February 18, 7–8:30p
Open to The Public

Participants in the massage sessions, the previous workshops, and interested community members are welcome to this report back over tea. Moriah Ella Mason will share the results of her residency at KST and will open up for community feedback on the next steps for EveryBody Integrative Massage and general visioning of how we can meet the community’s need for care.
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By: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

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