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Pure Wellness: Milwaukee Area Wellness For The Body, Mind & Soul

Located near the lovely Whitnall Park in Hales Corners, Pure Wellness provides you an experience which not only transforms your body, but your mind and spirit as well. Pure Wellness is a one-woman business run by Cathy Podd. Pure Wellness encompasses a broad range of wellness services and classes. Pure Wellness encompasses massage, reiki, clinical aromatherapy, wellness classes, and natural products.

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Hours of operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays during summer
  • All hours by appointment only

"Absolutely amazing. Worth every minute of the long drive to get there. We will definitely be back. Cathy is a master!"

Connie, Bayside

"Cathy's massage is a whole mind, body, and spirit experience. While working externally on identified tight areas, somehow internally my tensions and anxiety also release…and after a few minutes in her hands, my body becomes one with her massage table. It's more apparent as to how relaxed I am when she asks me to turn over and I can hardly move…wishing that there was a pancake turner that could do the job. Specifically, Cathy helped me through a shoulder injury and surgery this year. My doctor and physical therapist were amazed with how quickly I healed, resumed mobility, and have reduced scarring due to her help. They wrote to my insurance company saying that massage was a medical necessity! Consider Pure Wellness a part of your wellness plan and take time for the best care in her very kind, fun, and amazing ways".

Susan, Bay View

"Cathy has a gift for finding the muscles that need attention, and they are often not the muscles I think are the issue. I go in barely able to stand up straight and walk out feeling loose and flexible again. She's great!"

Betty, Milwaukee

"Because of Cathy, fibromyalgia no longer rules over me. She always knows exactly what I need and customizes my massage accordingly. Her touch is pure and knowledgable. I can't imagine going to anyone else! Thank you for giving me the power, energy, and stamina I need to do the things I love!"

Colleen, Milwaukee

"Cathy is very skilled in Reiki both as a practitioner and teacher. I have received Reiki from her and have taken Reiki Level One with her as the instructor. She is very relatable and goes out of her way to make you feel at ease and comfortable. She gets me to a level of relaxation and meditation that I have been unable to achieve by myself or through other methods. Highly recommend."

Shannon, Milwaukee

"Thank you so much for giving my son such a therapeutic and relaxing massage experience. We are blessed to have found you!"

Amy - Mother of a Pediatric Client, Greendale

"I was transported into a different universe! Amazing!"

Stephanie, Bay View

"I willingly drive 700 miles for a massage from Cathy. She is so intuitive and not only brings technical knowledge to a session but a true desire to help people feel better and live a better life."

Sara, Atlanta, GA

"A calm, relaxing environment for Reiki sessions. If you want a unique experience, this is the place to go. Cathy is always full of new insight and body healing techniques. Also, do not forget to try the essential oil body lotions.."

V., Franklin


From the Blog of Pure Wellness

Yesterday, I had the honor to teach an aromatherapy class at Vision Forward‘s Play it Forward Sports & Wellness Camp at Marquette University. Vision Forward provides services and resources, from birth through adulthood, to people with visual impairments.
What a BLAST! 16 adolescents ranging from 10-16 years old joined me in learning a little background on essential oils and safety. They all experienced different aromas and what those could help with: sleeping, relaxing, focusing, and waking up. At the end of the class, they picked 1 or 2 essential oils to mix with their carrier oils to take home. They were enthusiastic and such a joy to work with!

In April, my neighbor Kristine Joy moved in next door to my suite. Kristine is also a Reiki Master Teacher and an Intuitive as well! She holds regular spirit message circles and is an all-round kind, fun and warm person!
In August we will have a yoga studio opening up across the hall from us! Deanna from Tulasara Wellness and Cari of Simple Joy Yoga will be moving in so make sure you grab a spot in their classes after a service with me!

For years I have been going back and forth on becoming an accredited teacher for continuing education. I finally decided this year to do it!
After a lengthy application process, outlining my classes by each hour, listing objectives and more, it was finally done. Then I had to be patient as the approval period could be up to 8 weeks.
Yesterday, I received notice that I am now an Approved Provider of NCBTMB! This means I can give continuing education credits for professionals who need them! Licensed Massage Therapists of most states in the country need these to continue their licensure so it’s pretty important!
I am excited to be about to provide this now!

On February 2nd, 2008 I turned 30 and graduated from Lakeside School of Massage. It was both a great beginning and shock to a new decade for me. I wanted to help people and changed careers from doing Graphic Design and Office Management to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Our economy had just tanked as well, leading me through my first few years in the massage world with some real eye-opening experience.

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On a frosty, crisp November morning 3 Pure Wellness reiki students, a reiki practitioner friend and I met at the Meta House of Milwaukee. We shuffled downstairs to the dining hall where aromas of waffles, bacon, and eggs swirled in the air around us.

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“Everything is as it should be”
Acrylic paint with gold marker

Artist Statement:

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As Pure Wellness has grown providing more Reiki and wellness classes, I found myself needing a specific space for those classes. I had seen this building 4 years ago when we were space hunting, but it seemed so out of reach at the time. Then my family and I moved into that area, not realizing that was that building. Then I went business space shopping at the beginning of the year and it popped up in the listings.

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Look what's happening tomorrow morning here!Does the pace of summer have you OUT OF BALANCE?
Tomorrow is your opportunity to find balance!
Come join us for an outdoor yoga practice tomorrow @ 830 am @ Valley View Center 5307 S. 92nd St,
Hales Corners.
If the grass is too wet we will move into the studio in
Suite 104.

Please visit
to create and account and register for class.
Bring a friend!
First class for those new to Tulasara Wellness only $5!
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Only 3- 30 minute sessions left until Labor Day! Get them before they're gone 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Join in at the Reiki Share next Tuesday night from 6-8pm at Pure Wellness! Register on the website: ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Have you booked an appointment with Kristine yet? She's an Intuitive Reiki Master and super talented! She's doing a giveaway for this cozy blanket right now if you book an appointment!Win this Beautiful Handmade Reiki Meditation Throw!

I have had so many people compliment the blanket I use for my Reiki sessions that I am giving one away in a drawing!
This is a handmade (by me!) crocheted throw with a $60 value! It is a warm, soft, cuddly throw that is infused with Reiki energy. It is perfect to wrap yourself in while meditating, reading a good book or curled up on the couch!

The color of the yarn is called “Clouds” and is soft blends of grey and white. The overall size is roughly 45” x 50”.

Receive one entry in the drawing for every 60 or 90 minute Intuitive Reiki session you have with me in the months of August, September and October 2018.

The winner will be announced in November 2018. Good Luck!

Go to my website to book your appointment to enter!
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If you’re missing the moon phase workshop tonight, don’t fret! There will be another in November and private groups always available! Check the website
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