slide-21Who we are

Tim and Debra Sheehan have been in the healing arts practice for almost 50 years combined. Debra has 30 years of experience and Tim has been in the industry for 17. Debra’s private practice is in Osceola, Ind. while Tim’s private practice is in South Bend, Ind. They founded BodyMatters, Inc., which provides bodywork, coaching services, and stress relief products for adults and children.  BodyMatters helps empower people to “awaken the healer within,” so they live happier, healthier, more creative lives on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels.

Why we do it

For Tim, his love of helping people feel better has always been his motivation for work. His goal is to bring out the best in people and gently guide them to resources in the “how to.”

For Debra, many years of studying helped her heal herself as she learned the various techniques to help others. Seven years ago she came upon HeartMath coherence building tools, along with  emotional freedom technique (EFT)and BEST  which completely transformed who she was and how she related to life. She found the tools to transform herself, moment by moment. As she learned how to use her heart to change her body, she became less anxious, more confident and more intuitive. Debra’s personal relationships began to change and continue to do so.

The Sheehans love to share what they’ve learned with others to watch them grow and unfold. They do it to see others’ authentic essence shine through to create the life of their dreams. As Tim and Debra continue to grow, they feel it is their responsibility to help others grow. When everyone does this, taking personal responsibility for their own lives, our families change,  cultures can change and society can become more heart-based!


timTim Sheehan

Massage Therapist CMT

Tim is one of the best massage therapists in the South Bend area. He studied his art in Chicago, Florida and Indiana, learning from some of the top people in the industry. He has worked with health clubs, chiropractors and doctors to provide their clients and patients relief from pain due to injuries and strains from everyday life.  His skills include Deep Tissue/Medical and Swedish massage.  He is also skilled in Healing Touch and Assisted Stretching.

“Certified in “Ace Massage Cupping™”: A wonderful ancient techniques has found its place in the modern world of healing.  Massage cupping™ bodywork is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.It is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesion and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and good flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

He is also working with two of the top leadership gurus in the world, creating teams of people who desire more from life.



Debra-140x150Debra Sheehan

CMT, RCST, Licensed HeartMath Coach/Educator/Trainer

Debra has studied with bodywork masters learning forms such as massage, craniosacral therapy, ortho-bionomy, EFT, and Bio-energetic Synchronization Techinque. She studied with the Hakomi Institute in mind/body therapy along with Trauma resolution work. Went on to study with Dick Schwartz in  Internal Family Systems.  She also studied with Karlton Terry in Boulder on  pre-natal and peri-natal birth psychology. Debra also spent many years with the Matrix Leadership Institute learning about groups and then facilitating with that organization. At the National Coalition Building Institute she learned more about diversity, including the importance of honoring and respecting each other’s cultures. Debra believes everything is energy, so she has studied how this energy is locked in our bodies and minds and how to aid in releasing these patterns.  She spent 4 years with Morter Institute studying “Energy Codes” with Dr. Sue Morter.  Debra trained with the Institute of HeartMath to become a licensed provider, coach/mentor and trainer. She integrates all of her studies to help clients in “knowing thyself” and encourage them to live happier, healthier lives. Clients benefit from her ability to be present in her heart and she holds the space for people to explore themselves.

Debra also coaches people on how to manage the stress in their lives by teaching them proven tools in neuroscience that transform habits of anger, worry, anxiety, ADD, etc. She has helped schools incorporate these tools for teachers and students so they perform better, learn better and are more creative and happy at school. These school programs are designed for children ranging from elementary grades through high school and college levels.

Debra is also a licensed massage therapist, a registered craniosacral therapist and a practitioner of orthobionomy.

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