Colleen Baker

Micro-dose your self-care

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. After attending college in Chicago and getting my BA in Marketing with a minor in Photography, I felt in my bones that getting a 9-5'er just wasn't for me, and my passion for photography had faded. Unsure of what life would look like no longer pursuing that 'dream', I moved to New Zealand, searching. What I found was a passion for flying my body through the air, ahhh beautiful Skydiving. Which led me on a whirlwind of adventures for the next five yea...

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. After attending college in Chicago and getting my BA in Marketing with a minor in Photography, I felt in my bones that getting a 9-5'er just wasn't for me, and my passion for photography had faded. Unsure of what life would look like no longer pursuing that 'dream', I moved to New Zealand, searching. What I found was a passion for flying my body through the air, ahhh beautiful Skydiving. Which led me on a whirlwind of adventures for the next five years, from NZ to Australia, to Wisconsin and back to Oz. A state record, and several in air accomplishments later, I once again felt a longing for something else. Something that would make a healthy impact on others lives, and on my own. 


With eyes wide open, searching once again, a kismet day at the drop zone and I knew becoming a Massage Therapist was my path, at least my next step. Chiropractic care and massage therapy had been a part of my life since a young age of 12. I had suffered from migraines early on and thankfully, my family sought alternative care. Chiropractic care became my primary source of treating those migraines, with massages as an 'if I really needed it' kind of deal. It wasn't until I became a Massage Therapist and got my chops working for a very intuitive Chiropractor, that I learned the importance of addressing our muscles (and minds) in conjunction with the chiro care I was receiving. Oh, and I was in SO. MUCH. PAIN. I couldn't even walk half a mile without being in tears, my hip hurt SO BAD. How could I possibly help others feel better when I couldn't even help myself?

It was then I realized I held the power to my own feeling good. Yes, the chiropractor helps. Yes, I see other practitioners, acupuncturists and massage therapists. I was doing regular yoga, too! But it wasn't until I began assimilating what I was learning about myself, my body, from all of these wonderful healers and applying what worked for me in between sessions, that my body, and mind, began to heal.

It has become my passionate duty to share what I know to be true about self-care, about caring for one's self, so that anyone who mutually chooses to work with me has the opportunity to feeling GOOD, body + mind, any day, any time. 

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

IN # MT21605738

Education
2015

Harrison College

Massage Therapy Sciences

2008

Columbia College Chicago

BA Marketing

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Yoga, or Coaching services

by Ronnetta on Mar 11
I really enjoy the attention to how I want to feel after the massage and the focus on knowing which techniques work. It continues to be a joy to work with you.
by Kathleen on Mar 04
Colleen is the best massage therapist I've ever had. She listens to my concerns and has provided me with so many ways to help take care of my body in-between visits. She also helps refresh my mind and soul.
by Adrienne on Feb 26
Lovely all over body massage. Intuitively comforting. I left feeling wonderfully reset. I slept very well that evening. I felt as if I could listen to and access my body better than before. Continued mental clarity throughout next day. Will definitely return.
by Anonymous on Feb 23
Colleen has great skills and is adept at finding the trouble areas.
by Taylor on Feb 09
Colleen did great! It truly was a relaxing massage!
by Anonymous on Feb 02
Just what I needed!
by Anonymous on Feb 02
Best there ever was!
by Abbi on Jan 30
Colleen is wonderful! Her space is beautiful, warm, and inviting. She is very intuitively connected to the body and gave a great relaxing massage :)

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage

Yoga

  • Vinyasa

Coaching

  • Massage 'Tool-torial'

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