About Diane

About Diane


About Diane H. Ansel, LMT, CAP, AMT

Through Diane's extensive training in Ayurvedic and Maya therapies, she draws knowledge from ancient health systems, integrating her studies into her bodywork to meet you where you are (and where you need her to be).

Her therapeutic influences emanate from ancient Ayurvedic and Maya healing systems and involve health and healing modalities that engage your senses. Diane uses Ayurvedic marma and neurosomatic therapies in her treatments. Her energy work derives from Donna Eden's Energy Medicine. She also applies knowledge about herbology to customize essential oil blends into all of her practices, including massage and marma.

She has completed therapeutic massage training at the Florida College of Natural Health (LMT; 1997). Later, she earned certification at the Ayurveda Academy in Seattle (CAP; 2003) and a certificate in the Arvigo method of Abdominal Massage Therapy (AMT; 2015).

Diane has trained with Paul St. John for neuromuscular and neurosomatic therapies since 1997. She has also studied ancient Ayurvedic modalities under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician, including marma point therapy or Ayurvedic acupuncture.

Additionally, she has professionally trained to support prenatal and postpartum individuals through Maya healing for general pelvic wellness and pregnancy support, as well as Ayurvedic postpartum care to "mother the mother."  

Diane is Chicago-based, serving the greater Chicago and suburban areas. She is licensed and insured for massage/bodywork in the state of Illinois by the National Association of Massage Therapists (NAMT) and for Pregnancy Massage through the Abdominal Therapy Collective (ATC).

She is a member of The Arvigo Institute, ATC, the United States Trager ™ Association, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and she abides by the ATC's Code of Conduct. 

She supports The P'hurba Peace Mandala Project (in Lansing, Iowa) that aims to be "the first full-scale, three-dimensional mandala on the North American continent. It will embody the universe in full harmony, generating great energy and blessings, bringing balance to the elements, and promoting peace for the continent and the entire world."

Please consider donating to build The P'hurba Peace Mandala




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