My (Kim) perspective on wellness is based on knowing that at anyone time, about 40% of the population in the US is under medical management (on prescription drugs and/or seeing a licensed healthcare professional at least every 30 days). The other 60% is considered 'preclinical' or healthy people staying healthy.
Recovery from any illness takes twice the time that you were ill. Maintaining health takes planning, preparation work and vigilance. Trauma held in the tension of your fascial and nervous systems does not heal over time like a cut, scrape of even broken bone. It requires awareness, quiet, and a daily purposeful practice.
Most people seek some form of complimentary/alternative therapies along their wellness/illness journey. These therapies are ever growing in popularity, especially as we see modern life begin to bow and take note of ancient traditions. Each of these therapies has a different focus, offers a different map, a different view, details at different levels of details within the whole complexity of each person.
I strongly believe in informed self care, science and proactive medical care. I believe it is important to step back and ask what area and to what depth each practice you seek addresses and how it fits into your overall well-being today. There are times I meet a client who is seeing so many healers and following so many programs or protocols that we don't even know where to start. I have been learning, listening, trusting and practicing for decades and offer a framework of practices ranging from relaxing to correcting to holistic and integrative in the realm of somatic, constitutional and mental/emotional therapies.
~ Kim Lee-Thorp
Wellness: May refer to health as in 'workplace wellness'
Health: 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.'
Well-being: 'Prudential value or quality of life, refers to what is intrinsically valuable relative to someone.'
" Kim reviewed my blood work report and helped me understand the connections of physical issues with nutrition and everyday positive living. She explores details and listens to concerns big and small. What an encourager with holistic knowledge that I deeply appreciate."
"I highly recommend going to Kim if you're tired of trying to figure out why you're just not feeling as good as you used to. She is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive and has a great manner with people. Her vast knowledge and experience is so helpful in zooming in on target problems, and the potential solutions are do-able."
"Professional, knowledgeable, relatable. Kim provides a comfortable and safe environment to talk about YOU and your health. Kim is a great partner to have on your journey to a healthier you. Kim provides expert advice and the encouragement to follow through on your health assignments too."
"Kim is fantastic! She helped me with an asthma problem that I couldn’t shake. She has also helped with my overall health. I feel better and making progress in living a healthier life. She is very knowledgeable and so easy to relate to. I highly recommend her 😊"
"Kim was very welcoming and honest. I received an enormous amount of information and answers to all my questions. I have already started with all of Kim's suggestions and I feel immensely better."
"I went to Kim after knowing about her reputation for awhile. My mother in law absolutely loves her and many many friends have had so many good experiences. I finally went to get food allergy tested. She listened to me and asked such pertinent questions that I had never thought about. I left with such a good feeling and knew I would follow up with her. I highly recommend Kim to anyone. Her testings are at such high standards that it will blow your mind. No doubt - go see Kim!"
"Kim is an incredibly knowledgeable and gifted health coach ! I would send my closest friends and family to her
without hesitation. I feel incredibly lucky to have been connected to her and am so excited (to be on this
journey to optimal health) with her as my guide♥ ✨"
"I will forever be grateful that a good friend of mine introduced me to Kim. Kim has been a life saver as she has helped me through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post pregnancy. I believe Kim has found her "calling" in life and I'm so happy that she shares her gift with me. There aren't too many people who can give a deep massage and get work done and then turn around and make you feel relaxed and recharged all at the same visit. Words really can't express how wonderful Kim is."
"As always, my experience with Kim was just AWESOME! My life and body are changing for the better due to her sage advice, services, and products...but mostly, I took her advice and am on the road to better health and well-being, along with going down a size in clothes too :-) Each time I visit, get a massage and talk to Kim I leave feeling immensely better!"
“Kim has an unusual ability to harbor a peaceful and calming environment. I always leave feeling more relaxed, more calm and better about the world in general. Her massage and wellness knowledge is far-reaching and she amazes me with her motivation to do what she thinks is right for me and my body and troubleshoot challenging issues. I would recommend her to anyone who is not getting the results they want.”
“I finally made an appointment with Kim after countless recommendations. I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner! The treatment, knowledge and care I received from Kim was beyond amazing. Kim knows her stuff which is so comforting when you're in pain! I will FOR SURE be back!!!”
“My husband and I have been seeing Kim regularly for over a year now. After many years of chronic neck, back and hip pain we have both found the relief countless bottles of pain relief meds never could provide. No more chiropractic adjustments, no more pain meds, no more sedentary life style. It's GREAT TO MOVE AGAIN! She knows what she's doing and we're living, walking, golfing, horseback riding proof of it. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment asap. Your body will thank you.”
Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Food & Spirit Practitioner
First Line Therapy Practitioner
Certified MUTU Pro
Board Certified Therapeutic Massage
CA State Licensed Massage
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
Medical Intuition Practitioner
NeuroImmune Symposium 2010
CFT Gillepsie Approach
Private practice since 2006
Board Certified Health & Wellness
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritional Sciences
Replenish PDX/Holistic Nutrition Lab
PCRM Food for Life Affiliate
eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition
First Line Therapy Practitioner/LE
McDougall Program Certified
Board Certified Massage Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist (CA388)
FLT & IFM Food Plans
3-Day Nourishing Cleanses
Wellness Cooking Academy
Ongoing Classes & Workshops
FLIP License & Insurance
Food & Spirit
Gillespie Approach CFT
HIPPAA compliant online platform
Phone & Online Video
Worldwide Client Base
Online and remote work
TWBoord Wellness Center
Practicing since 2006
ASYRA Bioresonance Scanning
Active Parenting Trianer