Who are you?
Keely Jackson, I am a licensed, certified energy and body worker, with over 19 years of experience. Originally from Detroit, I moved to NY in ‘91 to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I really appreciated the diversity of NY. To me it felt like a place I could experience the world, grow and learn. I’ve had several, diverse jobs from cater water to photographer. Looking back, I just kinda floated around to this or that. Whatever held my interest and paid the bills at the time. After a trip to Honduras in ’95, I decided to take a Reiki workshop, using 200 of the $300 I had left in the bank. I found that after receiving my Reiki Master certification, my trajectory and focus had changed. Two years later, in 97, I received my certification from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in NY. I had officially picked a profession without really thinking about it. Fast forward approximately 20 years, I’ve reopened my practice in downtown Detroit and it’s going pretty well.
Why Tummy Love?
Pain…pain inspired me to become a tummy massage specialist. Starting around 2003 my periods started to become increasing distressful…cramping, bloating, longer duration. So much so, my periods would last 16 days. It was pretty awful. I felt like Freddy Krueger was trying to escape from my belly. Sometimes I had to will myself to get out of bed to go to work and give massages. I tried changing my diet, acupuncture; supplements, all either had inconsistent benefits or didn’t help at all. One night lying in bed, in pain, I started using energy work and massage on the area about one inch below my sternum. Yep, I felt pain there as well. It was a congested pain, with bloating…painful to the touch, as well. While using focused energy work and massage, I literally felt something un-knot/untangle…and felt immediate relief afterwards. I continued to work on myself twice a day, once in the morning, before getting up…once at night, before falling asleep. The next period was rolling in and I braced myself for the painful cramping and bloating. It didn’t come, well, I’d say it was 80% less painful, with a lot less bloating. In comparison, to me, that was almost like no pain at all. Gradually my periods became shorter, changing from the life defying 16 days to 4 or 5 days!
I felt like I was onto something and started sharing my “discovery” with friends and family. I started working on those friends and family and they too were reporting successful results, like…”I’m going to the bathroom more regularly now…” or “My painful cramps have gone away…” No more headaches!” , “My digestion is better.” or “I don’t have to get up 5 times in the night to pee! Even “I’m starting to feel more sensitive, sexually.” and “I’m pregnant!”
During this, time I had decided to specialize in abdominal massage. Incorporating time tested modalities that focuse on abdominal health- namely Therapeutic Abdominal Massage (T.A.M). T.A.M.incorporates, energy work, Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage used by Tibetan monks), Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy and Maya abdominal massage. Benefits can include improved fertility…for women and men, relief of menstrual difficulties, chronic back pain, constipation, and incontinence just to name a few concerns.. I started that focused work in NY, 2007 and have since moved my practice to Detroit, 2013.
In addition to being a massage practice, TummyLove.net is your core hub for empowering information for all things tummy and tummy related!
TLove also has a tummy support, product line, which includes:
Vaginal Steams (V-Steams)
Tummy Massage Oil
Breasts and Body Butters
All are carefully crafted, holistic items for tummy health, body, mind and spirit.