Who We Are
We are a team of bodyworkers from the Queer, Trans and People of Color community providing free and donation-based massages for Queer, Trans, Nonbinary, Gender nonconforming, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color (QT+BIPOC) who may not otherwise be able to access healing bodywork, while paying a living wage to our therapists.
We are based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we book clients as they reach out to us. If you are interested in signing up for a massage, please submit your request online and we will reach out to you to set up an appointment.
What We Do
Our goal is to work in an environment that honors our identity by earning a livable wage while providing a therapeutic massage that can assist Queer, Trans, Nonbinary, Gender nonconforming, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color (QT+BIPOC) to relax and heal their bodies from historical and current ongoing trauma, and to create an avenue for privileged allies to support the QT+BIPOC communities in a direct way. Our goal is three-fold:
Clients: QT+BIPOC folks are able to relax and heal their bodies in a caring and affirming environment.
Providers: QTPOC bodyworkers are able to do the work that we love in an environment that honors our identity while earning a living wage.
Patrons/donors/funders: Allies are able to actively support the QT & BIPOC communities in a way that directly impacts our health and well-being.
Who We Serve
We seek to serve members of QT+BIPOC communities through decolonizing access to wellness through the hands of QTPOC healers, funded by those who have reaped the benefits of oppression for centuries.
We prioritize Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) since they are the most marginalized in society. BIPOC folks who are not queer and trans are also prioritized. Services are available to white queer and trans folks as well.
We center QT+BIPOC folks because we experience discrimination, macro and microaggressions, and other forms of violence that increase stress hormones, muscular tension, and have other long-lasting negative effects on our bodies. In addition, QT+BIPOC people experience workplace discrimination and limited access to financial resources. Massage is, therefore, an unattainable luxury for many. QT+BIPOC people also have difficulty finding a practitioner that is understanding, knowledgeable and able to provide a healing environment. By centering QT+BIPOC folks we are honoring our wisdom and importance in society, and building our capacity to show up for our community in these critical times as the healers and wisdom-keepers that we are.
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.