Tracy Hilliard is a Licensed Massage Therapist and R.N. in Tennessee and received her 1000 hour certificate of Honors from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2000. She began her career in bodywork alongside physical therapists at an outpatient sports medicine clinic in Colorado. As Tracy began to cultivate her own private practice, she turned her interests toward women’s health which led her to Belize where she was trained in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with Rosita Arvigo. After several years in Colorado, she relocated back to her roots in Chattanooga and instructed massage therapy for several years. Tracy is currently the owner of Belly Body Wholeness in Chattanooga, TN. In addition to being a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® she is also a Self-Care instructor of this work. She is a registered nurse, holds a BA in psychology and has further training in Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, various neuromuscular techniques and is a certified iBme Mindfulness Teacher. Tracy also draws upon many perspectives of health beyond massage including her studies of nursing, herbalism, mindfulness, and menstrual cycle education with an aim of enhancing the body’s innate systems for recovery and balance. She is a lover of the natural world and resets her nervous system by spending time hiking in the woods, wandering near the rivers, and sharing slow meals with close friends.
Tracy is a mother to a teenage daughter and feels passionate about teens and others learning more about their menstrual cycle and reproductive phases and is interested in how these transitions can lead us toward a more intimate knowing of the self.
“I approach each client individually, considering what their needs are for that particular session or what their longer-term goals may be along their path for health. This could range from rehabilitating an injury or surgery, postural balancing, or simply creating a more spacious body to move in. In addition to this, my work offers clients relief from discomforts caused by reproductive and digestive health issues and can reduce scar tissue related to injury and surgeries. I also nurture expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and postpartum, as well as help couples with fertility challenges. I am passionate about educating my clients wherever they happen to be on their life journey. Teaching self-care techniques and sharing knowledge through my experience is an integral piece of the bodywork that I do. This can be very empowering to clients and allows for active participation in their health and wellness.“
Arvigo Self Care Teacher and Community Educator
After instructing several years at Miller-Motte’s Massage program, the fire to want to teach others was lit. Tracy has been teaching Level 1 Self Care for the Arvigo Institute since 2015. Along with these classes, she had been a speaker at Trust Birth Conference, Inspiring Better Birth Conference, and ICAN meetings.
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