Connection

connection

I am Karry Wolf Anderson mama of 3 incredible souls, wife, friend, licensed massage therapist, doula, educator & connection maker. I am the proud owner & sole creator of The Heart of Touch.

Never in a million years did I think I would be right here, right now. To be honest, I wasn’t always sold on the idea of being a business owner and having the ability to weave & blend all my dreams and abilities in one place. When I began this work over 20 years ago, I wanted to “help” people. At the time, I had a very narrow view of what that meant. My life has been one hell of a wild ride from my early days of waitressing, to corporate life, to finally finding my way to the healing arts & the world of birth.

My LOVE for connecting with people, places and things has greatly influenced my work.

My passion to connect was ignited while attending at The Wellness Massage Training Institute in Woodridge Illinois. With over 1000 hours of education that provided the perfect balance of science & woo. Ultimately becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist had been an eye opening – soul expanding experience. Being able to see/feel/hear/sense what people need has been one of the greatest gifts I am able to share with others. After years of being in the Massage & Bodywork field, I found that there is not such thing as Deep & Light Pressure only YOUR perfect pressure, even for Prenatal & Postnatal Massage!

Having a doula at my 1st birth sparked the desire to become a doula. In 2009, I had the honor and privilege to learn from one of the most powerful, passionate, real, bad-ass woman I have ever met… Thérèse Huk-Kuhn.

Thérèse the Executive Director of ToLabor (formally know as ALACE back in the day when I was trained) led a group of women in finding our voices, healing our hearts & sharing these knowings with other Mothers-To-Be. Had it not been for my Doula training, understanding of the brith process and background of massage & bodywork my 2nd son would not be here today. My 3rd birth was less traumatic, but included a 9 day NICU stay. Again, my trainings, understanding of human anatomy, physiology & advocacy for self and child shaped my experiences indefinitely. It has been a true honor to have attended a few hundred births and counting since 2009.

“ Compassion is a bridge between the client and the therapist. It can be argued that without compassion, no healing takes place. Not only is compassion a bridge, but it is also the container for the therapeutic relationship.”

Susan Salvo, Massage Therapy Principles and Practice

I look forward to connecting heart to heart, face to face…

On the table. In a workshop. At a birth.