Bodywork Services

Integrated Intuitive Bodywork

”…diseases, disorders, and syndromes are one and the same, namely a symptom from the bodypsyche that points to a hidden self that needs to be found, acknowledged, and heard. It is vitally important that clients as well as facilitators realize that unconscious hidden selves do not cause body symptoms. Rather they are using a body symptom as a way to call attention to their compelling need to finally be allowed to come into the light, so they can live, expand, and grow.” (Hendin, 4)

 

The orientation to our bodywork is intuitive. We focus on the Central Nervous System and bringing it into balance using a mixture of therapeutic modalities; each session is tailored to meet your body’s needs by incorporating massage, light-touch, and energetic therapies. You are in charge - dictating the pace, the modalities, and the time you need.

Modalities Practiced
  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Somatoemotional Release

  • Reiki

  • Therapeutic Massage

  • Specialized Sinus Treatment

  • Acupressure

  • Fascial Unwinding

  • Pre-Natal Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Therapeutic Hot & Cold Stone Massage

  • Warm Bamboo

  • Aromatherapy

  • Chakra Balancing

 

Benefits of Integrated Intuitive Bodywork

  • Balance Nervous System 

  • Relaxation 

  • Pain Relief 

  • Decrease Anxiety 

  • Reduce effects of stress on body, mind and spirit 

  • Increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms 

  • Grounding 

  • Sense of energy balance 

  • Increased Healing response 

  • Increased sense of clarity 

  • Increased circulation 

  • Increased flexibility 

  • Sense of peace 

 

Hendin, J., PhD. (2014). The Development of Conscious Body Symptom Work, and its Efficacy in Client Outcomes. Retrieved from http://www.voicedialogueinternational.com/articles-b/Conscious_Body_System_Work.pdf

A longitudinal study of 144 patients of method developed by author that examines the link between disease and the human psyche

Trauma & The Body

My doctor once told me "you can't run from a tiger forever your body will eventually respond", that was fourteen years ago but it was so perfect a description for the trauma response in a body. The hyper-vigilance and inability to relax.

Trauma impacts the body by creating a state of what is called sympathetic dominance, essentially constant fight or flight. It is that proverbial tiger that is right around the corner ready to pounce, and and your mind knows its not there but the body still is reacting as if it can feel its breath. This is where segue into the benefits of massage, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. These touch modalities stimulate the Parasympathetic Nervous System, or more simply put they relax you and your body aligns with what your mind already knows to give you a sense of peace. The goal of this bodywork is to be an adjunct to any mental health counseling and not a replacement.  Somatoemotional Release plays a part and is explained in more detail below grounding techniques that are individualized and adapted for each client because meditation and grounding are difficult when triggers hit. The goal is to meet your body where it is, safety is important and will always work closely with other treatment providers  to ensure the highest quality of care.

Somatoemotional Release

 

The Body’s Memory

           

Somatoemotional Release is the long term to explain how our bodies hold, store and will release emotional memories. Using tissues Craniosacral Therapy balances the central nervous system, induces the relaxation response the simultaneously helps to unwind the fascial tissue (a 3D network of connective tissue throughout our body) the body will return to the position it was in when an initial trauma occurred which allows the emotional tension that is ready to leave at the time be released from the tissues. The practitioner listens and responds to the client’s body which sets the pace and direction with the therapist acting as a reflective listener and responder to the body instead of director. Emotions are released in response to the physical processes in the body tissue, allowing for a whole-body treatment in a safe and self-corrective process.  (Upledger, pg 1-55) .

 

 

 

Upledger, J. E., D.O., F.A.A.O.,D.Sc. (1990). SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond (Vol. 1). UI Publisher.

Licenses & Certification

  • Licensed Massage Therapist in Delaware and Pennsylvania

  • Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB)

  • Reiki Master

  • Advanced Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner trained through The Upledger Institiute

Professional Memberships

  • Hands-on-Trade Association                                                

  • International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners 

 

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