Selena Zimmerman, LMT
EDUCATION Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson
SPECIALTIES Massage therapy and Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese abdominal massage)
Selena: (520) 300-1123
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
A native of upstate New York, land of woods and rivers and lakes, Selena moved to Tucson in 1991 and fell in love with the openness and spiritual ambience of the desert. She graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 1997 and has studied and taught yoga in places as far-flung as Chile, India, Australia.
Selena’s massage is nurturing but therapeutic. She enjoys providing general pain and stress relief but is also skilled at addressing specific injuries. Recognizing that physical, emotional, and mental well-being are deeply related, Selena’s treatments take into account all of these as aspects of the whole person. In addition to being a massage therapist, Selena is a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner, something she is passionate about because it of the significant depth of healing it can provide. All of Selena’s bodywork is grounded in Chinese five-element theory.
Selena’s passion is teaching clients how to heal themselves through various methods of self-care, including food and herbs. She is available for private yoga sessions as well as consultations on the energetics of food/herbs tailored to the needs of individual clients.
Q&A with Selena!
What is your hometown?
I'm from Cleveland, NY, population 748.
What is the farthest place you have traveled to?
I think Australia, with India a close second.
What's the last book you finished?
History of Love by Nicole Krauss
What's your favorite thing about Tucson?
The people that create my community
What would you choose as your last meal?
What's your favorite movie?
What's your massage superpower?
What do your clients say about you?
I have heard "No one has ever worked that before," and "That was the best massage I've ever had," which is very nice to hear :)
If you weren't a massage therapist, what would you be doing instead?
I'd absolutely be an ethnobotanist and live in remote areas of natural beauty
What’s one thing that surprised you after you became a professional massage therapist?
I don't think I've been surprised by anything but I am surprised that after almost 20 years I love it now more than I ever have—thanks Rooted!