A one-hour Shiatsu massage session with Ivy West at Alight Studio in Minneapolis, MN.
A great gift for our Minneapolis friends!
- Shiatsu massage restores the vital energy of the body also known as Qi.
- Shiatsu treats pain by unblocking of muscles and energy channels.
- Soothing, kneading, tapping and stretching techniques promote feelings of relaxation, restoration, and ease.
- Clients wear light clothing and lie on a low table designed for Shiatsu.
- A Shiatsu massage can easily fit into your day and make a positive impact on your wellness.
Ivy West co-founded Alight Shiatsu in 2001. She has provided high-quality bodywork massage to clients in the North Loop and beyond for eighteen years. She is a nationally certified diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
Her pursuit of the Asian healing arts began with the study of T'ai Chi, a gentle Chinese martial art in 1997. She completed her professional Shiatsu training in 2000 at the then Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Therapy (Centerpoint). Since then, she has continued to study shiatsu and traditioAsiansian medicine across the United States and Asia. Highlights include receiving shiatsu at the Namikoshi Shiatsu School in Tokyo, studying traditional Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and continuing to study and practice with Dr. Doan Kaneko, one the founders of Shiatsu as we know it in the United States.
As a former competitive swimmer, she enjoys learning new sports like cross country skiing and tennis (neither competitively) and loves doing yoga. She has two children, a husband and a dog.
Compassion for the complex creatures that we all are is at the center of her practice.
Beach at South Carolina - 2018
graphite and colored pencil.
24" X 30"
In 2009 Minneapolis-based writer Susannah Schouweiler wrote of Dietrich Sieling's work: "His drawings are marked by their intricate pattern-work, a conjunction of human and animal forms, and his wonderfully weird play with perspective and text." And that his work felt to her "too fully realized, too consistent in their visual motifs and artistic vision, to be the work of someone just 21 years old." She also remarked, "Sieling's artwork has already sparked the interest of prominent art collectors and garnered a fair amount of positive critical attention."
Dietrich Sieling lives in Minneapolis and is a full-time artist. He was born in 1988 and diagnosed with autism when he was three.
Inspirations for Dietrich's work include calligraphy, a fascination with animals both scary and beloved - dogs and owls were (and are) terrifying, while kudus, zebras, and giraffes are beloved. Friends, family and self are also important subjects - drawn with special attention. Also providing great inspiration are fellow artists and musicians Jim Denomie, Angelena and Korla Luckeroth, Michael Gaughan (Brother and Sister, Ice Rod) Markus Lunkenheimer (Skoal Kodiac) Andy Fritz, (Tender Meat) and Melodious Owl.
His aspirations include buying the old New French Cafe building, installing a spraying hose, and painting the floors with zebra and giraffe patterns.