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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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Connie, Bayside

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

Stephanie, 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

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From the Blog of Pure Wellness

Even after years of giving massages, I have to remind myself of how to completely benefit from a massage when I receive them. Here are some thoughts on getting the most out of your sessions…

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In 2013, I spent a half a year working on becoming a certified Aromatherapist. I felt it was overdue since I had already been spending over 10 years using essential oils. I graduated with 250 hours under my belt… but I didn’t feel that was enough. I then decided to go back and start another 250 hour program, this time in clinical herbalism. I graduated the following year…a couple years went by and again, I didn’t feel that was enough so this time I decided to buckle down and study Master Aromatherapy.

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I am currently finishing my Master Aromatherapy Certification and recently had to do a research paper on anything pertaining to Aromatherapy. My first thought was to write it on ethical and safe practices, as that is what I am a large advocate for in the world of aromatherapy. But soon, my brain started realizing I had done a ton of research and a few articles on that and I was ready to expand into something that isn’t a mainstream topic. So I began digging into the combination of Astrology and Aromatherapy.

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Since I started doing guided meditations at work, many clients over the years have requested I  record them. The first step towards that has happened!

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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”
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Artist Statement:

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The next time you hear someone say massage is just for pampering... direct them to this post. Massage can make a difference in many lives.I spent several hours with this precious lady and provided compassionate touch and light massage to her while she lay dying in an open air hospice on a blistering hot day with no fan or air-con.

I did my best to provide her comfort and to just be there for her, as she was alone.

Never breaking eye contact.

She never uttered a word the entire time.

When I was leaving, she whispered to me, as loud as she could.....

"forget me not"

I will never forget.

- Tina Allen

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Only 4- 30 minute slots left until December!
Only 10 slots left in December!
If you aren't on the schedule, do it quick so you don't lose your place 🙂
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It's just a phase! Moon Phases Workshop is next Tuesday November 6th from 6-8pm! Join me in learning about the moon phases, lore, how to use them in self-care, lunar herbal activities, and a guided moon meditation. Register on purewellnesswi.com soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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It happened. I graduated from my Master Aromatherapy Certification program today. I now have an additional 650 hours of coursework in clinical aromatherapy ON TOP of my already 250 hours of the first aromatherapy certification and 250 hours of Herbalism = Totaling 1,150 hours of the plant world, besides my own years of experience.
And remember, I teach Safe & Ethical Aromatherapy and Traditional Uses classes! Whether you are a beginner, casual "user" or even a professional such as a Massage Therapist, I'd LOVE to give you even more education 🙂
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