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.
In addition to being potent and direct somatic therapy for tension, chronic pain, weakness, injury, and emotional challenge, bodywork offers a direct experience of your natural state as balanced, energetic and empowered. Regular treatment may result in harmonious postural and behavioral patterns that create an environment of inner clarity and ease for the body-mind.
As a therapeutic massage therapist whose toolbox includes modalities from both eastern and western healing lineages, I invite my clients into a participatory exploration into empowered self-healing. Softening, relaxing and letting go into the flow of your body is a radical act.
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 Z Health and Touch for Health in neurological techniques of pain management and from MacKinnon Body Therapy Center in technologies of deep touch invoking strength, flexibility, spaciousness and ease.
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 the unique postural balance and imbalance of their body and the potential psycho-somatic and lifestyle correlates that may be contributing factors.