Therapeutic Bodywork

A male massage therapist performing a neck pull to release neck pain and tension.

The Recipient's Intention

The bodywork that I offer is simple and best reflects the recipient's intentions.  From ongoing pain and stress management to whole-body alignment and spiritual unwinding, you'll find the best types of somatic bodywork often address the underlying needs of where you are in the moment.  I'll work with you on the soul-level first, so that we may then be better equipped to address the concerns that are found in our shared, and waking reality.

This type of bodywork often includes the release of long-held beliefs, their somatic holding patterns and the soul-level memories that are tied into them.  And it's with the full-realization of these memories when you are able to release the karmic patterns that can lead to disharmony, stagnation, and possibly disease.

My experience of working with Spirit, as a healing force, is also supported by a clinical education in the practical application of Craniosacral Work, Myofascial Release, and Shamanic Healing techniques.  This background in shamanism, strengthened by professional training and experience in therapeutic massage, forms a unique, hands-on skillset that allows us to deeply connect with our spiritual sources of power and facilitate a sacred time and space that are uniquely your own.  The healing intentions that I use are preceded with extensive experience as a clairvoyant.

Craniosacral Work

Craniosacral Work, like many types of somatic bodywork, is focused on treating the whole person; not just their signs or symptoms.  This gentle, non-invasive approach towards intentional touch begins with relaxing the body's central nervous system as we work with the craniosacral system and its surrounding tissues.  The craniosacral system consists of the cranial bones, brain, spinal cord, sacrum, fascia, and the surrounding fluids that support and protect it.

It's when we use a skilled intention, with our perceptual awareness, that we are then able to release the subtle tensions and somatic memories that have been held deep within your body while working towards restoring their natural rhythmic movement and cranial functions.

The Heart of Listening, as coined by author Hugh Milne, is a term that applies to the breath of life that flows through the craniosacral system and imbues it with somatic intelligence.  It's when we turn inward, sit with stillness, and quiet our minds, that we can learn to listen to this voice and access its wisdom for the healing of the self, others, and the planet.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release, as taught by John F. Barnes, is a safe and effecting hands-on healing technique that includes gentle, sustained pressure into restrictions of the body's fascia.  These time-sensitive releases soften the connective tissue, eliminate pain, and increase movement from within your body's structures.  Movements are performed directly on the skin without the use of oils, creams, or lotions.

Fascia is a layer of continuous, web-like connective tissue that covers the body's internal structures from head to toe.  Fascia is not a system of separate coverings; it may be visualized as a three-dimensional internal spider web.  Fascia is an important part of our body's structural support and it is here where we begin to see how each part of the body is connected as a whole.

Trauma, inflammation, adhesions, poor posture, and repetitive injuries all create fascial restrictions which then limit movement and increase tensile pressures within the body.  These pressures build up over time, leading to greater soft tissue restrictions, resulting in increased pain.  Myofascial Release helps to manually release these restrictions, returning you to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanism is an Earth-based spiritual practice that dates back to the beginning of time and is practiced in cultures from across the world.  Shamanism is also the basis for most modern religions, with its direct interaction with the Spirit-world to assist in the daily affairs of the living.  Practitioners of shamanism, or those that consciously work with the Spirit-world, are often called to practice early in life, only to be tested by their spiritual teachers throughout the duration of their lives.  To be called from Spirit usually means to also gain fluency with their extrasensory perceptions while maintaining the ability to communicate with those beings that reside in non-ordinary realities.

Shamanism traces its roots to indigenous communities, and for those that are born outside of indigenous cultures, one way their knowledge can begin is by learning the shamanic journey.  Shamanic journeying, most commonly experienced with the aid of rhythmic drumming, helps move the individual from an ordinary state of consciousness, into an altered one, where they may then be able to more fully experience the power of their ancestors and totemic allies.  It's here, in a supportive and healing environment, where a person may then be able to visit with these allies, confer information, and then return safely to ordinary reality for its use and integration.  While Spirit may always surprise us when revealing itself as a plant, an animal, another human, an angel, or otherworldly being – we receive their guidance – and then apply that knowledge in the healing and awakening of others.

Shamanic healing is a continuation of the journey when we consciously invite our ancestors into the healing process.  By intimately working with our primary totems and sources of power, we are then able to gently guide the awakening process into a catalyst for change and subsequent healing.  This type of hands-on healing is not necessarily a separate experience from what you may have already encountered with Craniosacral Work, Myofascial Release, or another type of bodywork. The only difference is we are allowing, and inviting, our benevolent ancestors into the healing process and asking for their guidance from the perspective of non-ordinary reality.  This type of healing is intuitive and Spirit-based and serves as a moment in time where our bodies are allowed to be, and with no distinct agenda or attachment to the outcome.