Massage as medicine is as old as human beings. We are in the process of shifting our cultural understanding of bodywork as luxury and placing it in it's rightful realm as an integral aspect of health, wellness and radical self-care.
A lifetime of fascination with the healing power of embodiment and a broad understanding of eastern, western and esoteric anatomy provides me with a complex lens through which to explore the human body and spirit through touch, energy work and corrective movement. While my creative and intuitive blend of shiatsu and swedish techniques with clinical deep tissue and thai massage reduces stress, alleviate chronic pain, weakness and injury, the deeper value of bodywork is the resulting harmonious postural and behavioral patterns that develop when commitment to regular treatment becomes part of a self-care regime.
Reflecting the belief that the role of any health practitioner is to remove blocks to the body’s organic process of self-healing, my work is a synthesis of hundreds of hours of training from Spiritwinds School of Thai Massage in the ancient Eastern intricacies of physical, energetic and emotional vitality, from Touch For Health International in the integration of neurological techniques of pain management, from Nutritious Movement in corrective postural exercise and from MacKinnon Body Therapy Center in Western technologies of touch invoking strength, flexibility, spaciousness and ease.
While studying and applying the most contemporary research on human behavior change at California Institute of Integral Studies, I received an internationally recognized certificate in Holistic Wellness Coaching, providing me with tools to subtly inspire shifts in behavioral alignment and posture with an insidious positive impact on emotional state. In addition to being potent and direct somatic therapy for depression, anxiety and other challenging emotions, a therapeutic bodywork session is a direct experience of your natural state as balanced, energetic, empowered and pain-free.
My thirteen-year devotion to the study, practice and teaching of yoga, breathwork and meditation means sessions may be participatory, selectively using the breath, intention and visualization as resources for conscious and subconscious release.
I love a challenge! My favorite clients to work with are those willing to invest in seeing and feeling their body in a new way while learning to understand why chronic pain develops as a result of postural imbalance in their unique body and the potential psycho-somatic and lifestyle correlates that may be contributing factors. I also love working with those who honor a regular commitment to transformative bodywork as an ongoing practice of preventative medicine, self-knowledge, growth and pleasure.
Please be aware that my appointment schedule is typically booked out two to five weeks. You are welcome to book online by clicking here, however, you may also email Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org as I generally have more availability than my online scheduler reflects.
Hours of Availability: Sunday - Wednesday 12-5:30p