Bodywork Specializations

Sensory Repatterning

Sensory Repatterning is a fabulous way to unwind, meditate and let go.  While you relax, I will rock, cradle, and float your limbs through space reminding you of your potential to move freely and gracefully.  This movement-based technique emerges from the rhythms found in each individual and is like a dance that invites you to remember what it is like to be in motion and be relaxed at the same time.

Sensory Repatterning touches your core.  Not only does this modality increase circulation and flexibility, it increases your sense of freedom and ease. Clients commonly report a meditative state and a deep sense of peace.  Body awareness is greatly enhanced and tense muscles are soothed.  And, because Sensory Repatterning also strongly affects your nervous system, it can address chronic tensions (patterns) in a profound way that conventional massage cannot.  Sensory Repatterning also can stimulate creativity and increase clarity.
Come as you are. When receiving Sensory Repatterning you may choose to remain fully clothed; wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  Or you may wear only shorts or underwear bottoms and will be covered with a drape/top sheet during the session.  Choose the option that will help you to relax the most during your session.

Sensory Repatterning has a cumulative effect, thus results are most dramatic after 4-5 sessions.

Sports Massage
Athletes at all levels benefit from massage:  Bodywork can and should be an important part of your training.  Virtually every ache, pain, or injury connected with training can be helped or prevented through properly applied massage techniques.

Your highest potential: to compete at your highest potential, your body must be able to flow—uninhibited—through any given motion a sport requires.  Any inhibition can cause a drop in performance; several small muscular problems scattered throughout the body may work together to destroy one’s freedom of movement.

Bodywork gives an edge: Bodywork stimulates circulation, breaks up scar tissue, relaxes muscle spasm, reduces swelling and relieves pain.  Sports massage can speed recovery from injury and helps to prevent muscular injuries.  It reduces the strain and discomfort that comes with training, decreasing recovery time and allowing you to train more consistently.  Bottom line:  receiving regular bodywork leads to increased performance.

Individual attention: Sports Massage sessions are designed specifically for the individual athlete and may incorporate a variety of techniques such as deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, circulatory massage, and passive joint movement.

Relational Somatics
Experiencing Soma, Connecting the Body and Mind: The word soma is Greek for “the living body”.   Somatics is a method of discovery used by bodyworkers, psychologists, and movement specialists in which the experience of living as a body is the primary focus.  Whether we like it or not, we are embodied creatures and this is how we move through the world.  Often, we speak about our experience of our body without even realizing it.  “I've got the weight of the world on my shoulders.” “What a pain in the neck!!”

While the body-mind connection is always with us, we don't always recognize this.  Difficulties arise when we think of them as two separate entities and only address one or the other.  In fact, they both need to be addressed as we move through the challenges in our life--even small amounts of physical stress affect our mental health.  And our mental health also affects our physical health.  Let's look to the animal kingdom for an example.  Imagine you are a gazelle spending an afternoon in a field of grass.  You sense danger and look up to see a lion.  Immediately, your body tenses. You know you have to act.  “Fight or flight” takes over as you prepare to battle the lion or run away.  The physical reaction to your situation is intense.

In fact, both animals and humans react to stressors by preparing to fight, flee, or freeze.  In our world, we often don’t meet a lion, but we do meet plenty of stress!  While animals disperse this "stress energy" by the fighting, fleeing, or shaking it off after freezing, humans usually don’t.  So where does all that tensed energy go?   It stays in our bodies—our vessels for experiencing the world.

A Relational Approach: The majority of our life experiences happen in relationship with others.  However, developing trust and safety in a relationship can be a hard thing to do.  Most wounding takes place in relationship.  If we are to move beyond our wounds, to heal and eventually be in relationship with others, then the healing must take place in relationship.  Because of this, all aspects of a session are considered important--not just the table work, but how you and I relate and communicate.  Developing safe and healthy environment, communication and relationship is of primary importance to this work.

Relation + Somatics: Relational somatics can be used to address a variety of life issues such as current physical and emotional challenges, past trauma, addictions, feeling stuck in life and/or body.  Because of the nature of the work Relational Somatics sessions and done in a series of sessions.  Bodywork is interwoven with breath-work and Expressive Arts.  You and I journey together to discover, acknowledge, release and integrate aspects of self so that you can lead a more authentic life.