Zen Shiatsu Chicago Faculty: Dana Christy

Zen Shiatsu Massage School In Chicago

Dana Christy (they/them)


Dana Christy (they/them), Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, and therapeutic yoga practitioner, is the founder and head practitioner at WellSpring Healing Arts, a multidisciplinary wellness practice founded in 2017. Dana studied bodywork and East Asian Medicine at Zen Shiatsu Chicago and earned yoga teaching certifications for children and adults with Global Family Yoga and Yogaview. Dana specializes in working with trauma, autoimmune conditions, chronic illness, and the LGBTQIAP+ community.

Dana is a member of The Breathe Network, which connects survivors of sexual violence with trauma-informed, sliding scale practitioners in their area. Dana began studying embodied trauma-informed healing in 2010, and has pursued multiple courses of study centered around trauma awareness and trauma healing, including The Breathe Network’s trainings in Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Dana has extensive experience working with survivors of all ages, abilities, and identities, supporting them as they metabolize the vast range of physical, psychological, and energetic reverberations that trauma leaves in the body.

Dana identifies as a survivor of sexual violence, as well as a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and embraces these identities as spaces where they can connect more authentically with their clients. Dana is committed to furthering equity, accessibility and inclusion in the healing arts world, and aims to hold space for all beings on their healing journey, offering every person the support they need to achieve and maintain a state of whole-self wellness.