Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle yet deep approach that releases tension held in and around the central nervous system and all body systems by assisting the rebalancing of connective tissues and bones. As structural tension releases, the vital fluids of the body, including cerebralspinal fluid, are able to flow more freely, allowing body/mind to function with ease.
Fascia Release focuses on the vast web of tissue that composes the entire body. There is indication that the fascia is full-body nervous tissue, having to do with integrity of posture and movement, body awareness and responsiveness. When fascia becomes contracted over time, information can't flow as freely, and all of the systems of the body are slowed and movement becomes impaired. Releasing bound up fascial tissue can have a profound effect on overall wellbeing and sense of spaciousness.
Deep Tissue Restorative Massage is what I call my style of bodywork that evolves along with my ability to connect more and more deeply with the whole networking union of body/mind. It is a slow and patient deep tissue massage, moving in step with nervous system unwinding. Strong, relaxing and supportive.
TMJ Release focuses on the muscles, connective tissues and bones around the mouth (temporomandibular joint). TMJ dysfunction is associated with painful chewing, limited jaw mobility or locking, uneven bite, tension headaches, eye strain, ear ringing and vocal chord trouble. A TMJ session can involve external and intraoral (inside the mouth) work. One session often brings great relief to my clients and we generally do a series of 2-4 sessions to support lasting change.
Thai Massage is often called "passive yoga". It is done fully clothed and involves stimulation of the energy pathways of the body + range of motion and stretching, all while the client rests deeply. It is restorative and informative for the body/mind.
Jin Shin Do is a form of acupressure that assists in releasing tension along the energetic pathways (meridians) to open flow in the system and integrate to wholeness.
We are always at play with varying degrees of conscious and unconscious actions which ultimately creates the larger patterns of our lives. In the body, as far as I know, it is this conscious/unconscious divide, which is fluid and flexible by nature, that shapes how our nervous systems function and our basic wellbeing and resiliency. Bodywork sessions focused on listening to how health expresses in the moment can assist positive change and a discovery of a wider sense of freedom and ease in life. The client's availability to approach the conscious/unconscious divide determines what happens from there.
During our sessions, clients often say there is a clear feeling of energy moving, spontaneous calmness, stillness of mind and deep rest. I encourage them to let these experiences inform them of a wider range of possibilities in their own awareness as they go about the day.