The story of Authentic Bodywork begins at Bryan College

It was during her time there that Vanessa Aguilera discovered a passion for helping people heal in a holistic way. In 2010, she received an Associates of Occupational Science in Advanced Therapeutic Massage. Over the years she gained experience working at Massage Envy, Arden Hills Country Club, Emperia Wellness & Spa, and Lifetime Athletic.

In February 2018, Vanessa decided to create Authentic Bodywork―a wellness movement that welcomes professionals, athletes, and people of color into the practice of self-care and healthy living. Her goal is to create a space that invites people to be their authentic self, because that’s where the real work begins.

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.

Brené Brown