Queer Healers
    • Neurodivergent ·
    • Trauma Survivor ·
    • Non-binary

    Kyren E. Epperson PhD, LMT, AOBTA-CP

    Of Culture of Safety - Shiatsu with Kyren
    • 6961 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60626, United States


    • Massage
    • Chinese Medicine

    About Kyren E. Epperson

    Kyren is an AOBTA-Certified Practitioner. They practice Zen Shiatsu Bodywork, as well as cupping, guasha, and moxibustion from the lens of Chinese holistic medicine. They are also a 3rd degree blackbelt in Karate and a PhD in South Asian Languages and have decades of experience teaching from a trauma-aware and queer-affirming perspective. They are trained in Mental Health First aid. Outside of clinical practice they teach group classes in karate and empowerment self-defense for people of all ages and genders. For fun they like to sing, read science fiction, and snuggle their cats.


    • European
    • White
    • Living with PTSD / CPTSD
    • Neurodivergent
    • Trauma Survivor
    • Agender
    • Non-binary
    • Transgender
    • Gender Non-conforming
    • Masc / Butch / Stud
    • 40+
    • Bisexual
    • Queer
    • Sex Positive
    • Pansexual
    • Buddhist
    • Pagan / Earth-centered Faith
    • Daoist / Taoist

    Active & Applicable Accreditations

    AOBTA-Certified Practioner, Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, Mental Health First Aid USA, Empowerment Self-Defense Instruction

    Country of Origin

    United States

    Languages Spoken

    Hindi, Tibetan, English

    Business Name

    Of Culture of Safety - Shiatsu with Kyren


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    • 1 hr Shiatsu Bodywork session


      Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that is based in Chinese Medicine–think meridians and points used by acupuncture and acupressure!–and informed by Western Physiology and Psychology. Shiatsu benefits the muscles and our structure like massage, it involves gentle passive stretching like yoga, and it benefits our internal systems like sleep, energy, and our emotions, like acupuncture. It can be as gentle or as deep as the receiver needs.

    • 30 min Chinese Medicine consultation

      $54.23- Virtual Options

      Kyren conducts a in-depth health history with an eye for how Chinese medicine practices and principles (including Shiatsu, guasha, cupping, moxibustion, dietary changes, meridian exercises, and more) might support the body's movement towards a state of greater health. This consultation is especially helpful for supporting sleep difficulties, emotionally overwhelming states, digestion difficulties and chronic pain.