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     Jessica Phoenix     she/her
Jessica realized her potential to help others when she was very young.  One of her strongest memories as a Massage Therapist dates back to junior high, while riding on the school bus to an athletic event. A friend of hers was suffering from a headache, and instinctively, Jessica had her friend lay down on the seat so she could massage her temples, head and neck. There was no going back after that, as friends and family continued to request help with their aches and pains, taking full advantage of Jessica's innate healing abilities. Even still, she never considered massage as a career, until decades later. 
Jessica encompasses an artistic, wandering spirit that has always conflicted with the idea of one career or staying in one place.  She attended the University of Kansas, in attempts to pursue a degree in visual arts, but felt trapped within the confines of Academia. She worked many years as a professional Floral Designer along with other retail jobs, including Visual Merchandising and various forms of Store Management. She moved around frequently during her 20's and eventually chose to settle back into Lawrence, Kansas to raise her son. 
In 2007, Jessica received Massage Therapy certification, and has been practicing professionally, ever since. In 2018, she received certification in Cupping Therapy, and became certified in Color Therapy in 2019. She is so thrilled to be sharing these ancient healing arts with you. Jessica's work can best be described as intuitive, integrated and deeply therapeutic. Her strong hands and gentle nature leave clients feeling relaxed and revived. She is often praised for her Deep Tissue Massage and subtle Energy Work.
While practicing massage, Jessica became increasingly interested in the dynamic and transportive healing powers of Aromatherapy. She began blending her own massage oils and aromatherapy sprays, and as a result, Lilac Moon Apothecary was born. Clients can now enjoy uniquely crafted massage oils and custom blended aromatherapy products at home, work, and on the road. 
When out of the studio, Jessica is raising her son and taking care of their home. She enjoys digging in the dirt and talking to the plants, birds and squirrels. Jessica is also a skilled writer, dancer and visual artist who Loves to Sing and Sling Paint. Once Upon a Time, she was Blessed with the opportunities of Life on the Big Island (HI), and Later the Central Cali Coast. When visiting the KAW River and surrounding lakes, she pretends she's at the edge of the Pacific. After all, everything is connected.