Evelyn Lim has more than 20 years of bodywork experience. Initially trained in Shiatsu Therapy from Shiatsu Australia in Melbourne, she obtained a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Brenneke School of Massage soon after relocating to Seattle in 1994.
Evelyn’s bodywork is unique in that she incorporates both eastern and western massage techniques. She is able to customize her sessions to best suit her clients, whether it be releasing fascial adhesions, reducing muscle spasms or freeing up energetic blockages. Evelyn’s focus is very much on treatments while at the same time providing her clients with deep relaxation and stress release.
Evelyn is a long-term practitioner of yoga, Sun-Do and meditation and has training in Taoist healing and Reiki. She incorporates these practices in her work giving her sessions an added sense of mindfulness and focus.
Over her years of practice, Evelyn has observed that in addition to proper body mechanics and the connection of body, mind and spirit, good nutrition is critical for overall health and wellbeing and the ability to heal. In 2008, Evelyn obtained certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a year later, became a Certified Healing Foods Specialist. She further obtained certification as a Gluten Free Coach and a GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) practitioner. The additional training has enabled her to support her clients’ health and well being even more effectively.
Evelyn’s philosophy is ‘self empowerment through knowledge’ and she will not hesitate to educate her clients about their self-care. She is passionate about her work and is highly committed to helping her clients achieve good health and wellbeing. While possessing a good sense of humor and compassion, Evelyn’s approach is practical and very much down-to-earth.
Evelyn enjoys cooking, learning, gardening, kayaking walking, hiking, snowshoeing, rebounding and reading. She is an avid supporter of local and organic/biodynamic farmers. When time permits, she also runs food preparation workshops. Her passion for cooking and her deep appreciation of nutrient dense foods contribute greatly to her role as a pantry and nutritional coach.
Evelyn's latest endeavour is learning about the mind and the realm of the subconscious. She spent the last few years studying the works of Bruce Lipton, Lee Pulos, Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, Candace Pert, Joan Borysenko, David Hawkins and Joe Dispenza, to name a few.
Her belief is that we can achieve optimal health using a three prong approach:
1. Structural: Muscular, skeletal and nervous systems dysfunctions addressed by bodywork and movement such as yoga, qigong, tai chi, walking, strength training, meditation, etc.
2. Chemical: Appropriate nutrition for our specific needs, blood chemistry and hormone function.
3. Mental: Brain function, stress management and positive attitude.
Evelyn's mantra is, "We are what and how we eat and think".