Emily N.

Body Wisdom graduate, Emily, is a Grammy Award winning musician, athlete, animal lover, and artist. After her initial college scholarship and musical apprenticeship, her compassion for all living things and the belief in the power of healing through touch, eventually led Emily to become a professional massage & sound therapist in 2012.

Emily has been studying Chinese martial arts since 2005, which greatly influences her massage style and performance; and she is a black belt level certified Tai Chi instructor with the Wushu Institute Des Moines.

She enjoys offering both, her bodywork skills and craft creations, not only in her private practice, but at many public events, in Iowa and out of state.

Emily combines and fuses her knowledge, art, and multiple practices to enhance the depth and effects of all she provides. Her experience includes working with a chiropractic office, the IA Wild hockey team, Ragbrai, Celebrasions, and of course the broad spectrum of clients in her own business, Healing Lotus Massage, which she successfully runs since early 2015.

Special modalities that Emily frequently incorporates, include Orthopedic Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Massage, Rebalancing, Pulsing, Reflexology, Thai Foot Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Positional Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Stretching, and of course Sound Therapy.

Artistry and pure intent shine through all of Emily’s actions and creations. This is true for her bodywork and movement skills as well as her own line of vegan skin care products, confections, and paper crafts, all of which are sustainably developed and crafted by Emily herself.

The mindful awareness that Emily brings to her work is a blessing to all of her clients and students.


  • Tai Chi Instructor
  • Sound Therapist
  • Massage Therapist

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