Hi, I'm Allie, owner of Studio A.
I'm on a mission, and it is to bring bodywork to Indy's west side that is
holistic, trauma-informed, & accessible to all.
I want everyone in Brownsburg and surrounding areas to know that holistic bodywork can be a critical part of healing for those who have been through hard stuff－trauma, accidents, prolonged periods of stress, grief, anxiety, etc.－and for those who carry the burden of chronic, ongoing pain or tension. Therapy that extends beyond just the physical tension that's present and encompasses the deeper systems responsible for long-held tension can be life-changing.
I believe this kind of holistic work shouldn't just be for those with a lot of surplus income, and it shouldn't be reserved only for special occasions. We offer a sliding scale for those who need it and have evening and weekend appointments available, to make holistic and trauma-informed therapy accessible to all.
Trauma can leave our nervous system in a state of being guarded, tense, and stuck in a fight, flight, or freeze. At Studio A we retrain the nervous system, so that there is a chance to experience greater freedom and flexibility, increased resilience to stress, and a new level of calm that has not been experienced before and that lasts. Learn how this happens here.
2024 Desk Calendar
with monthly prompts for grounding and gaining self-awareness
100% of calendar sales goes to fund our Sliding Scale program,
to provide one-on-one sessions for those seeking to heal from trauma
whose financial resources are too limiting.
Offerings & Rates
$95/hr for one-on-one work
$16-19/hr for group work
Discover our open-ended pricing structure and learn about our Sliding Scale program
HSA/FSA cards accepted
Experience what skilled hands-on therapy from an attuned practitioner can do. Ever gentle yet extremely effective, this therapy addresses long-held tension patterns, working from the massage table. Works with the fascial and visceral structures of the body as well as the nervous system to bring lasting relief to symptoms.
This one-of-a-kind offering takes place on heated floor mats and is superb at releasing tension in the low back, hips, pelvis, and legs. Deep myofascial stretching of these areas combined with work at the nervous system level give the body a much-needed chance to let go of its tension and find greater alignment system-wide.
If you are wanting to resolve the effects of stress and trauma, involving the body using this model can greatly accelerate the healing process. With compassion and curiosity, we look at the deeply programmed responses of the nervous system as important clues into what is needed to move out of the trauma and into the present moment.
This weekly in-person small group program takes a deep-dive into the connection between emotions and the body, from a trauma-informed perspective. This groundbreaking program combines nationally-recognized pain therapy with the gentleness of somatic modalities, resulting in a truly safe space to explore this complex and difficult topic.
Like a massage for the nervous system, this trauma-informed, body-centric class utilizes simple stretches and well-designed nervous system exercises that facilitate release of fight/flight and freeze responses and usher in deeper centering and joy. A Wednesday 90-minute class and a Friday 2-hour class are available each month.
From professional association meetups, to book clubs for trauma practitioners, to a training program for bodyworkers in how to work in a trauma-informed way, Studio A cares deeply about the health and well-being of those devoting their careers to helping others. Check out our current offerings here.
Body-oriented trauma-informed work can help retrain the brain how to perceive safety versus danger, empower the setting of boundaries where needed, and develop a stronger sense of self and identity. It can also help us identify the strategies we've adopted throughout our lifetime in order to not feel the pain of being so disconnected from our self and others.
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What Clients Say
Allie’s practice of body therapy and her sensitivity to trauma have given me a depth of healing and freedom in my body. It has been wonderful to experience! She has definitely helped me do more than relax. She has helped build awareness of what my body has to say and how it needs healing. I am so grateful to have found Allie as she has become an important part of my healing journey of body, mind, and spirit.