Healing and Repatterning

My work recognizes 3 phases as integral to any healing process.

In the first phase the client receives new sensory information initiated by the therapist without generating movement themselves. This part of the session or sessions is usually on a massage table and consists of hands-on techniques that seek to give the various tissues and systems of the client a new way of being and responding. Releasing muscular tension, re-aligning the skeletal system, or breathing in a more efficient way are all examples of new ways of sensing and feeling through the body. The majority of time in a session or series of sessions is spent in this first phase, so that the client can experience an immediate and direct change at the tissue level.

In the second phase the client initiates movement with the assistance and support of the therapist so that a new, more fluid and efficient movement pattern can emerge. This phase can be towards the end of a session as a way to integrate the hands-on work.

The last phase of healing is the work the client integrates into their daily lives through, special exercise, awareness and body-mind techniques that support an on-going healing process.

Hands-on techniques:

  • Movement and balance of energy through the body with use of Acupressure points along the meridians.
  • Releasing and mobilizing the joints and
    skeletal system with touch & gentle movement
  • Fascial release
  • Cranial-sacral techniques for deep recuperation
  • Breath and sound vibration to stimulate organs & glands
  • Mobility and release of the Organs
  • Ligament and Tendon release & toning
  • Friction massage for Tendons

Movement Techniques:

  • Developmental movement
  • Bartenieff Fundamentals
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Strength and flexibility Training
  • Creative process