Heidi the Bodyworker

Question...

Hopefully, we all come to a point in life and wonder, am I fulfilling my destiny?

Did I sought out the things that make me happy, that fulfills my heart and soul, and gives back to the universe?

About ``Traditional``

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage “Lazy Man’s Yoga” uses no oils or lotions and recipient remains clothed during a session. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the muscles are compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.

The recipient wears loose, comfortable, stretchy clothing and lies on a floor mat. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the session, which is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.

About ``Hands Free``

Thai Massage

Just like Traditional Thai massage but with a lot of foot walking.

In my head it plays like this...

My feet are made for walking
and that's just what they'll do
one of these days these feet will walk all over you!

About ``Clinical``

Coaching the Body

“Coaching the Body (CTB)” was developed by Chuck Duff in 2005 in Evanston, IL. It is a clinical based bodywork practice combining Thai massage and trigger point therapy focusing on one pain area per session. The goal is to find the root cause of the pain and set it free. It is composed of using Trigger Point Therapy, Contract/Relax, ROM movement, and Thai Bodywork in a fully clothed, peaceful setting where client and therapist converse all what is felt. Clients will schedule an appointment online and must fill out an intake which will be emailed.

My goal is for us to work together so you can find personal freedom from pain. I am one of two practicing this “Coaching the Body” Technique in Louisiana at this present time!

About ``Trigger Points``

My heros

Travell & Simons cite studies estimating that over 80% of pain presenting in clinics may be due to muscular causes. Trigger point therapy emerged from western medicine, and is documented in the 2-volume textbook, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual by Janet Travell, MD & David Simons, MD.

ChuckDuff (my teacher) says that we have successfully addressed a huge array of complaints and diagnoses - a partial list includes frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, rotator cuff issues, and many more. We take a conservative approach, and if we feel that a physician referral is warranted we will do so.

Clair Davies says... an appallingly high percentage of doctors and other practitioners are still pretty much out of the loop regarding trigger points, despite their having been written about in medical journals for over sixty years. Davies has a well-organized, easy-to-use handbook that will help clients treat themselves with effective self-massage techniques.

Hands Free “Thai Bodywork Session”

“Lazy Mans Yoga” with a whole lotta feet!

Traditional “Thai Bodywork” session

“Lazy Man’s Yoga”

Clinical “Coaching the Body” Session

We focus on one pain area

Special Offers

Refer a friend and receive a beautiful bar of “Art Soap”

When All Else Fails

You owe it to your body

To try something different... Coaching the Body may change your life, It definitely changed mine!

What clients think about Freedom's Bodywork

Juliette Gautreaux

After suffering with a stiff, painful neck for years and trying everything, I decided to give bodywork with Heidi a try.  She helped me to understand that I had been targeting a specific muscle instead of the groups of muscles that were responsible for this stiffness and pain.  During our sessions, Heidi was patient with me as we worked on areas that are more sensitive.  Even after our first session, I could feel a difference.  My shoulder and neck felt liberated.  Heidi understands the complexities of the human body.  This knowledge and her love and compassion for humankind make her services a must.  I put my body through a lot with running, cycling, yoga, and moving throughout daily life.  I take comfort in knowing that Heidi and her bodywork can help me to continue to use my body for what it is truly intended.

Juliette Gautreaux, Assistant Principal
Brad Roccaforte

While training for a triathlon I sustained an injury to my foot and ankle. Heidi was able to quickly get me back on my feet and training again. From the initial examination through the therapy, Heidi was thorough and explained everything she did. I will definitely use Heidi if I have any other issues.

Brad Roccaforte, Refinery Operations, Triathlete
Christopher Williams

“Amazing, AMAZING work indeed from Heidi’s services. After one session, my shoulder tension has been released tremendously, and mobility has increased. I would certainly recommend to anyone, and I’ll for sure be a repeat client!”

Christopher Williams, Founder of N.A.T.R. Hemp Co and Souly Solventless
April Blanchard

I am a 41 year old accident prone female. I'm serious. I've had more injuries than I care to talk about, most self inflicted. Thanks to Heidi + extensive therapy I have overcome my troubles from head to toe. I believe in therapy of all kinds, especially physical. I do not believe in masking pain by taking prescription medication. You gotta get down "to the root" of it!  Even if it means working through the pain and learning how to breathe along with that. No pain, No gain is true. Thank YOU for helping me gain back my mobility. There is no better feeling than to feel great!  Keep up your hard work & dedication, Coach! ~April ✌❤😊

April Blanchard
Van Ardoin

I’ve been to many different massage therapists over the years – Heidi goes beyond therapist into true healer territory. Going far beyond the typical relaxing massage her bodywork extends into electronic stimulation of trigger points. I work at a keyboard all day and had developed chronic pain in my hand.  She was able to unlock a tight tendon that ran from my thumb to my shoulder that had been bothering me for years in just a few sessions.

Van Ardoin, Vanguard Data Systems
Abraham Slim

My talking parrot sits on my shoulder all the time, to tell me about the neighbors and their day. But one day, sword fighting my landlady, it gave me very strong pain in my back. Starting at the shoulder and ending on my wooden leg. But thanks to Heidis magic hands and other tools, i am much better and i can continue with my days of adventure and my intense talks with my parrot. Arrr!

Abraham Slim, Retired Pirate
Josh Burns

I have had serious back and hip pain for years and I have never had relief like what I experienced after one session with Heidi. I was unfamiliar with her techniques but was willing to try anything  for relief without pills. After one session I am a firm believer in her methods.  For the first time in years my hips and back felt loose and free. I experienced lasting relief without meds and for that I am so grateful. Can't wait for my next session!

Josh Burns, Construction Superintendent
Tony Bergeron

Back in February 2020 I was dealing with shoulder pain known as bursitis. As a drummer with a lot of upcoming gigs (Mardi Gras season) I was starting to freak out due to high levels of pain and lack of sleep. My sister in law and wife recommended making an appointment with Heidi. This appointment changed everything! Heidi inquired on how my shoulder got to this point and reversed the damage within a couple of hours. She also taught me a daily routine of stretches to prevent future pain and damage. I haven’t had a problem with my shoulder since and have made these stretches part of my daily routine. I am forever thankful for her help. If you haven’t seen Heidi, I suggest making an appointment now.

Tony Bergeron, Drummer
Lelia Trosclair

My hip & leg pain left me struggling going up stairs, getting through a day of work - missing work. After one session with Heidi the pain was lifted and I followed her suggestions she made to stay pain free. I can't believe that it took only one session... It was a miracle!

Lelia Trosclair, Housekeeper
Evelyn Domangue

I have been suffering from terrible pain in my legs and lower back from slipping in the bathtub. Heidi's work has got me back on my feet with 70% improvement in 2 visits. Cant wait to go back. She is very good at this bodywork.

Evelyn Domangue, Hard worker
I like to say

YOU CAN’T HEAL WHAT YOU CAN’T FEEL!

“Just Say NO” to pain shots, drugs & surgery and “YES” to Coaching The Body!