Welcome to Move Beyond Grief.


I am Marelda Rodrigues, Grief Massage Therapist and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.

I have experienced grief in a few different contexts and whatever the event, grief is complex, messy, painful, unpredictable, has no timeline, is life-changing but when we allow healing through our vulnerability, provides the most expansive growth from the inside out.

I help men and women who are struggling with the impact of grief on their health and want to feel better. Through bodywork and coaching, my clients feel comforted, hopeful and empowered to explore possibilities with courage.

I created this space for those who want to feel better and stay healthy while they process their grief in their own way in their own time. Any education provided here falls in the general categories of mindset, food and lifestyle modifications that support wellbeing

What you will not learn is how to grieve, or how to get over grief, or even how to get over your loss. What you will learn is how great you can be in spite of grief and loss, all while staying robust in health through food and lifestyle modifications specific to grief. I believe this allows you to honor your loss from a freer and hopeful place because you feel better physically and mentally, a great starting or pivoting point. The information has served me and my clients well.

This is not a grief counseling space. It is a space to find wellness and self care while going through grief.  If you are local to Chicago, I provide my signature Grief Massage Experience™ at my office.

Anywhere else in the world, you can always do a 20 minute consultation online to see if grief wellness coaching is appropriate for you. No matter where you are in your journey with grief, I am your guide to resilience through optimal health activities and habits. The more you participate, the more you will move beyond grief to a place of acceptance and calm.

I am glad you are here and look forward to serving you as you move beyond grief


My Services

Massage Services

Massage (all sessions are 75-minutes long):

  • Single session $145
  • 5-sessions package $697
    Includes 60-min wellness coaching session.

Gift certificates are available for massage services only.

Grief Massage Experience™
Ease the burden of stress and deep sadness that comes with grief with care and compassion through this unique combination of spa therapies and massage techniques. Restoration includes decreased muscle tension, ease with breathing, feeling lighter in body and mind, and moving smoothly with hope in your heart.

TMJ Dysfunction Correction
Rid yourself of the pain from tension headaches, earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, toothaches and jaw joint dysfunction that results from clenching and grinding your jaw. Intra-oral techniques to relieve extreme muscle tension, and soothing techniques around the neck and upper back leave you with a wider range of motion and less pain so you can be your best. (Note: The treatment is not appropriate for locked jaw)

Neuromuscular Therapy
Resolve muscle dysfunction and chronic pain stemming from poor posture, emotional disturbances, countless hours at the computer and on personal devices, and accident, repetitive or sports injuries. Relieve the areas of extreme pain by removing points of poor circulation and hypercontraction causing trigger and tender points so you can get back to your being you.

Wellness Coaching Services

2 hour strategy session $197
Looking for some tweaks to a routine that is producing some results? Or need to change things up a bit with food and lifestyle choices to achieve a specific goal that is already in progress? This session meets you where you are and pulls you towards your desired outcomes with minimal support. This session includes a comprehensive intake, identifying areas for improvement and creating a plan to get you there.

4-session starter pack $697
Need to make some much needed changes but not sure where to start or where to focus? This is a great starter pack to help you take the guesswork out of achieving some goals, move you towards feeling your best and trending in favor of long term wellness. This starter pack is comprised of one 2-hour strategy session and three 45-minute support calls over a 4 week period.

Custom coaching packages - starting at $2500