Who We Are
Hi, I'm Allie Whitney. I grew up here on Indy's west side, and after receiving my B.A. in International Studies from Taylor University and doing development work abroad for 7 years, my family settled in Brownsburg in 2014 as we continued to grow our family. Through life circumstances I was introduced to the world of bodywork and discovered the power of hands-on therapy to help bring deep healing to a person both emotionally and physically. It was one of those rare, exciting moments when you suddenly land on a new part of your life calling.
I began my training first as a massage therapist through Indiana Wellness College, known for its rigorous anatomy curriculum, and then attended further training for several years to understand how stress and trauma are stored in and expressed by the body, and how to help people heal from chronic pain conditions.
I operate in a few different roles that I integrate together when working with clients, depending on what they need:
Massage Therapist & Bodyworker
License #: MT21906926
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP)
the highest certification within this modality
one of the first in Indiana to undergo this training in complex trauma
Trauma Educator & Consultant
I have always had deep compassion for those experiencing pain and suffering. I understand firsthand what it is like to live under the effects of complex trauma, chronic illness, and pain. And I also have experienced the profound healing that bodywork and somatic therapies can bring, especially when done consistently over a period of time. I believe that a good therapist of any kind is not just one who is highly trained, but is one who has poured themselves into the healing of their own traumas, pain, etc.--one who is herself engaged in doing "the work".
I have aggressively sought after the best trainings that exist and have gone above and beyond the requirements for the certifications that I hold, because of both the personal and professional benefits. I hold training in the following modalities:
The John F. Barnes' approach, which gently and effectively releases long-held tension
An osteopathy-based approach to restoring function to the organs
A gentle positional release modality rooted in osteopathy
A dynamic, movement-based massage practice that takes place on heated mats on the floor
Emotional Acceptance and Expression Therapy (EAET)
As featured in the film This Might Hurt
A 3-year training in body-based healing of stress and trauma
NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM)
A somatic model for working with complex trauma
There’s not much free time in the stage of life I’m in right now, as I homeschool our 3 children in addition to running my practice. We are out a lot, so you may run into us at local parks, creeks, and playgrounds. When I do have free time, you’ll find me outside biking, hiking, and running. I greatly enjoy being a part of the Brownsburg community and raising our family here.
I am an active member of Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Studio A is proud to partner with Laura Carr, a ICF-certified coach, to collaborate in bringing the best of trauma healing to our clients.
Hello, I'm Laura, and I live in northern California. As a certified NARM™ Master Practitioner and educator of the Level 1 Online Basics Training of NARM, I enjoy working with clients that want to embody more presence, peace, heartfulness and ease.
The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) uses the process of curiosity and inquiry to explore what might be in the way of having more vitality and connection to ourselves and to others. NARM is specifically designed for the treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD).
I work with clients to transform patterns from the adaptations developed in early childhood. As the patterns begin to shift, clients often report a feeling of coming home as they begin to tap into their vitality and life-force. NARM is a relational model that uses a co-creative process to unfold to the experience of reconnecting to the heart.
I am available to clients of Studio A via Zoom sessions, which can be scheduled online here, as well as a free consultation to see if we are a good fit.
More coming soon!