Everything is medicine and so are you.
Through medicine making, intuitive bodywork, and inviting people to reconnect with their own bodies and earthspaces, I hope to create a more enchanted, wonder-filled, yet fully engaged and grounded existence between people, plants, and the planet as a whole.
about mother hylde
Mother Hylde is the spirit of the old wise woman who inhabits the elder tree. She is a protector, a seer, and an intermediary between the human and more-than-human realms. She is an adept healer, an herbwife, and thrives in those wild and mysterious liminal spaces outside of the everyday. She appears in the stories of many cultures and carries with her the wisdom of the old ways.
I get so much joy from growing, harvesting, and creating remedies with my green allies. I try to use as many herbs from my own garden and earthspace as possible, as well as organic alcohols and oils and locally sourced honey and beeswax. The remedies in my apothecary feature herbs that are locally grown or harvested and have a long tradition of use as medicine.
I have been a practicing massage therapist since 2005. I am licensed and insured in the state of Pennsylvania. During a massage session, I pull from many different modalities depending on what my intuition says my client’s body needs. This includes trigger point therapy, myofascial release, gentle stretching, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, cupping, and more.
Mother Hylde has the exceptionally rare but invaluable ability to listen to bodies with her hands and intuition. I’ve worked with Ruthie for the past year on regular massage sessions to help supplement the taxing work I do as a professional dancer and fitness instructor. Ruthie has helped me to be able to thrive in my movement practice with her detailed care and attention to what my unique body needs. I’ve loved working with Ruthie so much so that I collaborated with her on a luxury retreat spa yoga experience with massage and yin yoga combined. My clients were delighted with their time with her, noting that she knew exactly where to go with each of their bodies without being told. Many of them booked a full session with her following the retreat and said it was the best massage they had ever had. If you are lucky enough to get on her schedule, you are lucky enough!
— Charlotte Rosen