Frances Reed, LMT (they/them) is passionate about making holistic therapies safe for transgender clients by teaching therapists the skills to meet the unique needs of transgender clients. They’ve been a licensed massage therapist since 2011, using bodywork to support people at all stages of gender transition. Frances has developed a set of techniques for assessing and treating chronic pain and discomfort in people who bind their chest as well as protocols for pre- and post- top-surgery care. They are the author of a forthcoming book on binding health and pain management, which is the first of its kind.
Since the January 2022 closing of their trans- and queer-centered wellness center, Frances is in private practice doing transition-related bodywork in Washington, DC. Frances is a graduate of Smith College and the Potomac Massage Training Institute and founder of Freed Bodyworks Wellness Center and HealthyBinding.com.