I specialize in Myofascial Release, which is a type of bodywork that uses sustained, gentle pressure to easily and effectively release restrictions in the connective tissue. This modality was developed by John F. Barnes and is widely used for soft tissue release and injury rehabilitation, due to its effectiveness and lasting results.
A different experience than your typical spa massage, much of your session may be done without lotion or oils. I will be sinking gently into the tissue to assess restriction in the fascia, and using sustained pressure to release areas of tightness. While at times it can be intense, the work should never be painful; and many clients find their sessions to be deeply relaxing. We work to your body’s comfort level, allowing the tissue to soften, open, and release.
As this work is highly focused and specific, it is not a full body treatment; but rather focuses on providing lasting significant change for the areas and issues needed.
Somatic Experiencing is a body- oriented approach to the healing of trauma and stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, drawn from his work in stress physiology, psychology, neuroscience, and medical biophysics, along with over 45 years of successful clinical application.
The S.E. approach provides clinical tools to resolve fixated physiological states in the body due to the effects of stress and trauma, and guides the body towards greater regulation and self-healing.
I am currently a student in the three year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training program and incorporate Somatic Experiencing practices and principles into my work.
Our work together happens on a few levels:
- releasing restrictions in the connective tissue and tension in the muscles
- softening of the unconscious & habitual patterns of tension, release of “frozen” energy, and greater regulation of nervous system functioning
- heightening awareness and aliveness through the whole body
- retraining the body & mind in new patterns of movement, awareness, deep relaxation, and well-being.