Raven Pedano

Raven Pedano

Raven’s interest in massage was apparent as a child when she would massage away the stress from in her mother’s shoulders.

She honed her healing instincts with solid clinical training at the renowned Finger Lakes School of Massage, where she refined her passion for therapeutic bodywork.

Raven combines a wide variety of modalities to meet the individual needs and health goals of her clients. She integrates trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, KAM (kinesthetic awareness through movement) and NMT (neuromuscular therapy) to create an effective, personalized healing experience. She is also trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, Pregnancy, Sports and Ayurvedic massage.

Raven studied with Tibetan doctors learning the art of KuNye (therapeutic oil massage), fire cupping and treating clients based on their constitutions or Doshas. Her work has been described as intuitive, gentle yet strong, deeply therapeutic and rejuvenating.

As a child, Raven was a student of Waldorf Education. As an adult, she is an avid gardener. She believes that the health of the earth and the health of its people are inherently connected.

Newly relocated to West Philly, Raven balances her time practicing massage along with social and political activism, food justice work, craft projects, studying herbal medicine and doing yoga, circus arts and child care. She looks forward to building her new community and is thrilled to be a part of Six Fishes.

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Well, where to start. I found Cara via a circuitous route of desperate calls and failed visits to Chinese ‘professionals’ to complement my traditional medicine. I’d been to Chinese doctors who, though I’m certain ‘knew their business’, were unable to extend a personal and caring element that I immediately felt when I contacted Cara.

I knew as soon as I spoke to her on the phone, and spent a full 1/2 hour telling her of the myriad of coexistent problems I was experiencing. Though initially I contacted her for womens’ health issues and simple gallstones, eventually, I ended up with very serious health concerns that she was able to assist with as well. She weaves her natural approach to care with a solid awareness of traditional approaches, and – on the rare occasion when purely natural approach is not sufficient on its own – will recommend a solid combined approach.

She is not focused solely on her own type of care, if a combination of several ends up helping her patient. It’s not even a question as to whether I would recommend her. I’ve done so repeatedly in the more than 10 years I’ve known her!

Pros: visits are like a 4year old to the cookie jar – comfortable warm surroundings, with goodie benefits

S.C.