Aurora Raiten, L.Ac, LMT
Too often within health care (and the world at large!), certain bodies are prioritized while others are left feeling unsafe, unseen, and unwelcome due to insidious tactics ranging from unspoken stigmas about which bodies are valuable and deserving of good health, to overt physical barriers to access. As our bodies are politicized, so too is our care of them; it is my intention to create and hold a radically inclusive, body positive, individually empowering space for all.
I chose bodywork as a profession after receiving a bachelors degree in sociology and quickly realizing that the work I was best suited for was helping people through direct action rather than policy. Thus in 2006, upon graduating from Baltimore School of Massage, began my practice as a massage therapist. The following year, I started school at Tri-State College of Acupuncture and graduated in 2010 with a masters degree and license to practice acupuncture. Social justice will always be the lens through which I approach the world; I am actively involved in the ongoing and vital work toward reproductive justice, queer/trans rights, and anti-racism as a non-BIPOC ally of Black Lives Matter and the Movement for Black Lives and am always thrilled to serve as a resource for folks looking for ways to get involved.
Clinically, my approach to practice is generalized; I am happy to work with folks with all sorts of conditions, from chronic disease such as Lyme to athletic maintenance and pain management to gastrointestinal dysfunction to sexual/reproductive health for all genders.