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How this Cancer Survivor Turned Her Pain Into Purpose as a Holistic Healer

How this Cancer Survivor Turned Her Pain Into Purpose as a Holistic Healer

This month for our partner highlight, we are honoring LaDawn “Khetnu Nefer” Frasier.  Although she did not plan on being a “healer” looking back she realized that she always had a high intuition for the needs of others. Khetnu Nefer is a Gullah/Geechee holistic health practitioner originally from John’s Island, SC who is a passionate womb warrior and women’s health advocate. After spending 8 years in the army, she began her healing career as a massage therapist.  Through her work as a massage therapist, she gained a more personal connection with her clients, taking her healing beyond the physical.


Through her own personal experience, she learned the importance and impact of holistic wellness.  During her own battle with uterine cancer, she took it upon herself to find healing through enlisting the help of a local acupuncturist and changing her diet, but she did not stop there.  In addition, she became certified in teaching yoga, immersing herself in meditation techniques and sought out companionship.  Today, she is cancer-free.


With her massage, she incorporates a variety of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Reiki, Swedish, to Myofascial release among others to help clients become relaxed and pain-free.  If she did not have enough qualifications already, in 2012 she became a certified birth doula and a certified infant massage instructor.  Afterward, in 2014, she became certified in Clarie Marie Miller’s fertility massage system to help women with heavy menstrual cycles, PCOS, fibroids among others.


As a graduate of the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon, Khetnu established her mobile holistic wellness company, A Soulful Touch Wellness, now located in Washington, D.C. where she provides various workshops, products, and services to assist women in healing their wombs and their lives. Khetnu is also the founder of the Gullah Geechee Herbal Gathering taking place in March 2020 in Charleston, SC.

If you choose to learn more about her work and her practices check out her website below!

Monet Gilmore
Monet Gilmore

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