I'm Ami Karlsson
Where I started
I was born and raised in the north of Sweden, in a little town with about 15000 citizens with a lot of snow in the winter and midnight sun in the summer.
My experience of growing up in a small city made me feel like I had to fit in rather than truly be myself, but I never really fit in anyway.
On the surface I started out my life in all the ways you should, good grades, active social life, university studies, but it was always plain. I was mostly living my life on the surface, being scared of the depth in me and what might be found in there. I believe I'm not alone with growing up in an environment where emotions don't really have a natural place in the conversations.
Now my life has changed completely.
Why I do this work
I'm passionate about sharing shameless and up to date sexual knowledge, about giving a safe space for any type of conversation or emotions that you are carrying in you. I wish to be a part of ending slut shaming, end fear or judgement surrounding sexuality and instead see the beauty in sexuality and intimacy.
There was so much I didn't know about my own body, my right to express myself and even what my boundaries was when I was growing up. I don't believe I'm alone in this and I wish that disinformation about sex, sexuality, intimacy, sexual orientation, pleasure, body connection and emotional expression for everyone will end with our generation.
I sometimes refer to my old life as being asleep, or a zombie, and to be able to feel anything, it needed to be intense. What got me to wake up was something called childhood de-conditioning. This is an extremely intense path to start, and I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. There I learned a lot about myself, about my buried memories and traumas, how to feel them fully, how to release them and how to trust that I am strong enough to hold myself. I started to understand my feelings, and I started to feel others like I used to do when I was little. This woke me up and helped me start living instead of just being alive.
This experience started a chain reaction to deal with all the shit I didn't want to face before. In this process came tantra, meditation, my re-connection with touch and sexuality.
My life intention was to be an engineer, I thought. When I was 19 took a break from that intention to study massage therapy. That was really a great learning for me and I use that knowledge still, but working on a massage table and having short superficial sessions day after day was not resonating with me, it started to drain me and this made me scared, so I went back to the safe road, engineering.
10 years later, my body had enough of me ignoring it. I had already started feeling my feelings and my body, I had started with tantra and meditation, but it wasn't enough. I was clinging to my work in an unhealthy way and it finally made me crash into a proper burn-out. After having
I don't want another burnout, but I'm grateful for having it. Having something shake you up, question your truths and believes, and it gave me time to think, feel and breath.
It also gave me time to study bodywork again, and everything I was missing in my first massage training I received here. Understanding energies, why I feel everyone's trigger points, and how to help and support you to heal deeply.
Active Red Healing
Active Red Healing comes from the inspiration of my brother and are based on the principle I use in my work.
Active: Active is a part of the name because I want to emphasize the importance of us working together. I can not heal you. I can help guiding you, but you need to be active and do the work.
Red: Red is for the root chakra where lots of our childhood traumas, our sexuality and our connection to mother earth are stored. It is also about my personality: fire, blood, heart, and my hair color.
Healing: Healing is for how this work really heals your inner wounds and connect to your body again on a deeper level than just a massage for example.
There was so much I didn't know about my own body and my right to express myself my boundaries when I was growing up, when I became sexually active and I'm still learning.
2004 - 2020 Dance teacher for Salsa and West Coast Swing among other dances
2007 - 2008 Massage therapist training
2008 - 2013 Master’s in chemical engineering towards process industries
2013 - 2019 Working as a development engineer in different companies and positions
2017 Childhood de-conditioning and stared working with trauma
2017 - 2020 Tantric workshops and training, festivals and temples
2018 - 2019 Tantric Journey training, Bodywork course
2019 Pelvic floor massage and abdominal massage training
2019 - 2020 Assisting Pelvic floor training
2019 - 2020 Member of Tantric Healing Therapy, an international directory of tantric bodywork practitioners