I am Rochelle Clark, a licensed massage therapist and founder of The Art of Healing Touch in Coeur d’Alene, ID. I specialize in lymphatic drainage massage and massage cupping for women in post-surgical recovery who seek support and relief during the healing process. I started my business because I love intimate interaction with people and making a strong difference in people’s lives through therapeutic touch.
My journey has been a powerful one of personal growth and development, which continues today. I grew up in a working-class family, in Spokane/Coeur d’Alene areas, developing a strong work ethic and dedication to excellence. I am an entrepreneur at heart, with a strong desire for independence and being of service to others.
As an adult, I moved to the big city of Seattle and began freelancing for law firms. Though I secretly wanted to become a massage therapist and started taking a few classes, life circumstances and survival in the city meant making money. At the time, the legal field was both seductive and lucrative – but I felt deeply unsatisfied.
As a kinesthetic learner, I tend to “feel” my way through the world and having a hands-on approach to working with people really resonated with me. Working with law firms felt like the opposite of what truly makes my heart sing.
Leveraging the flexibility of my legal freelancing career, I went to massage school by night and worked at law firms by day. After graduating from the BodyMind Academy in 1999, I opened a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and have successfully maintained it ever since. I have come full circle and am now happy to be back where I began, in Coeur d’Alene, closer to my family and life-long friends. My goal is to empower women to feel better physically and emotionally through the powerful combination of healing touch and essential oils.
You invested a lot of time, money and energy into your cosmetic surgery so you could feel more comfortable in your body and your life. Instead, you're experiencing a lot of pain, discomfort and numbness. It's taking a long time to heal, and you're questioning whether you did the right thing because the immediate results are not what you were expecting.
So much of the post-surgery healing process isn't discussed by physicians. After surgery, your body undergoes a long recovery process that cannot be rushed - which can take weeks or months longer than you expected.
Getting back to normal after surgery doesn't have to be a lonely and heartbreaking experience. I became a massage therapist because I love supporting women and empowering them to reach their vision in a very nurturing and caring way. I believe lymphatic massage and essential oils support wellness on a very deep level, and through these modalities, I can help you feel comfortable and alive in your own body.
"Rochelle is a natural healer with a personality that will put your fears at ease and make you feel well taken care of. I had some very painful post-surgical swelling accompanied by bruising. After one treatment of Manual Lymphatic Drainage by Rochelle, both the swelling and the bruising were visible reduced. I went back for more treatments, and each time was able to see improvements. The lymphatic treatments also left me feeling calmer and more hopeful about my healing process. In a difficult, painful and stressful time, I looked forward to my visits with Rochelle as a true healing experience." ~ M.I., Seattle, WA
Rochelle Clark is a Washington and Idaho State Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Drainage Specialist, Aromatherapist, and Non-denominational Ordained Minister. Rochelle also is a professional member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Association (ABMP) and a graduate of the BodyMind Academy. She has maintained a private practice since 1999.
Rochelle's extensive post-graduate work in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy includes: Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy with Klose Training LLC; Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification with Diana Kincaid, LMP; Breast Cancer Rehabilitation with Jodi Winicour, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA, through Klose Training LLC; and an advanced course in Caring for Clients with Cancer with Tracy Walton. In addition, she incorporates aromatherapy using genuine and authentic essential oils, bringing a variety of holistic options for relaxation and fostering a sense of well-being and empowerment.
Rochelle believes that the body, mind, and spirit are divinely connected, always desiring to move toward healing and balance. She finds great reward in bringing awareness of, and helping to facilitate, this journey for each client. She approaches her work with a sincere passion, sensitivity, and compassion.