Alexandra Morphet, 2012

Cynthia’s powerful and healing hands always manage to find that knotted spot in need of attention, and it’s usually a spot you didn’t even realize was in need.   Cynthia not only listens to and talks to the body through her hands but she also always gives one something to be mindful of, a thought, an exercise, a posture, to take into practice in one’s workaday life.




…She taught me to listen to my body and respond to its messages…  This therapy has taught me how to control stress and feel right inside myself, it is a great gift and a reason I continue to make massage a part of my regular routine. I also have attended several of her breathing workshops and learned that being self-conscious about breathing gives a feeling of well-being and connects me with most basic autonomic body processes.  The simple techniques I learned to apply to my breathing added another layer of awareness about my physical being and how to feel right inside my body.  Now I feel great most of the time, and when I don’t, I often instinctively know what’s wrong.  These are gifts I’ve gotten from my regular visits with Cynthia and her special brand of massage magic.  Michael Robinson, 65, University Professor, 2012


Jason Fickel,, 2012

I have been coming to Cynthia for massage therapy for several years and during that time my health has improved in all kinds of ways: I have less pain, more flexibility, better circulation, more energy, and even an improved immune system.  Cynthia has amazing massage skills, but also lots of great advice and tips about general well-being and health. Her ideas are easy and practical and fun!   Jason Fickel,, 2012


Lynda Curson, Office & Outreach Coordinator, Dean's Awardee, 2012

Lynda Curson, Office & Outreach Coordinator, Dean’s Awardee, 2012

My rib cage is glorious  – thanks to you!  It likes its new exercise regimen! My blood pressure today was 128/85 in the a.m.; and 121/78 this p.m.  AMAZING! Something has changed DRAMATICALLY with my physiology and I am still trying to believe the numbers. I am going to [the] clinic tonight and have it taken there (my research..). I continue to be amazed. If your breathing workshop can produce these health results, you should patent it, market it, and get an assistant named Lynda!!!!!!! Lynda Curson, M.S., Office & Outreach Coordinator, 2012


Sonia V, Professor 2012

Sonia V, Professor

…she is what every person in the health field should be—deeply knowledgeable and empathetic. She took my pain seriously and looked at the whole picture of my health habits in order to help me find small changes in posture, breathing, and exercise that significantly minimized flare-ups while allowing me to continue doing my work. I would say that she is nothing short of magic, except that to attribute her fine attention to the mechanics of the body to the supernatural would not do justice to her extensive training, intuition, and the care she takes with every client.  Sonia V., Professor, 2012

Andrew Marrs, Pianist

Andrew Marrs, Pianist (Jenna Richards, photo)

Cynthia is a gem in our wonderful Bloomington community. She is sensitive, patient and thorough and always I leave our sessions together feeling completely acknowledged and rejuvenated. She has an uncanny and deeply intuitive ability to pinpoint and diffuse underlying tensions but what truly elevates Cynthia is that everything she does is imbued with the peaceful strength and genuine compassion so necessary for healing and reintegration. Andrew Marrs, Pianist, 2012


Thank you, Cynthia, for the small movements, in all the small spaces and muscles through out my whole body, jump started by your Neural Moves class.   It is like a switch or many switches making big connections.  I really have noticed more strength and flexibility and over-all well being.  The small neural moves seem to have made pathways of energy and strength to the things I love to do, walking and hiking, yoga and working.  Small movements have equaled big results!   It is really surprising! Patricia Smith, 2012


She is simply very good at what she does. Her knowledge of anatomy is profound, and her intuitive sense is remarkable. She concentrates on the root causes of problems and pain, but her treatment of the symptoms along the way sure feels good. ~ R.R., 1999