With my background as a massage therapist, who has focused primarily on deep tissue, recovery and injury prevention, I am fascinated by the inter-connectedness of the body. In addition to my training in massage therapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy, I have also taken additional trainings in polarity therapy and trauma related courses based off of Peter Lavine’s Somatic Experience work.
These skills have allowed me to track the autonomic nervous system and assist someone who is stuck in a traumatic state. It allows the client to become more curious about the sensations in their physical body, understand the physical reproductions of their trauma/injury, which may be accompanied by fear and/or anxiety, and, ultimately, achieve improvement and healing in their condition. By addressing this further. the autonomic nervous system is able to reset in a way and gives us a deeper understanding of ourselves, our trauma and its manifestations in our body.
I use many different styles of massage including neuromuscular, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage and medical massage. My bodywork is slow and intentional to allow your tissues to open up on their own, and with ease. My massage techniques are a tool I use to help clients recover from surgery or injury, increase
range of motion, and become pain free. I have focused on deep tissue, rehabilitative work since beginning my massage career in 2007. Since graduating from massage school I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients from ultra runners, cyclists, skiers, avid hikers to those who have had surgeries, chronic pain, head injuries and trauma to both the physical and emotional body.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy:
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle and subtle way of working with the body and the entire system that embodies us. As the practitioner, I listen very closely to all these forces at work in the body. Reflecting the health of the patient’s systems back, I use a very light touch to palpate and release the areas of tension within the fascia and this fluid system.
I use Somatic Therapy to help one deepen their mind body connection and/or help trauma process thru the body that has been struck and may be causing chronic pain, fatigue or autonaumic nervous system dysfunction. Autonomic nervous system dysfunction can occur in many different environments and injury types. Whether it is concussion, TMJ, shoulder injury, recovery from knee surgery, the autonomic nervous system can be involved. Addressing this craniosacral system, as well as the other parts of the injury helps to re-establish homeostasis, the body’s steady state, so patients can get back on the road to recovery.