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Sticks & Stones

Collaborative Bodywork

The children's rhyme: sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. To me, this evokes resilience, embodiment, and the basic elements nature. Massage brings us in touch with these same things. It may be a luxury but it is one we all deserve: a somatic meditation, an integrating experience, an investment in health, well being, and wholeness.

I am trained in a particular style of massage: Esalen® Massage. It is deeply relaxing. It is deeply respectful. It is all about connecting to the innate wisdom of your body.

I believe massage is a collaborative experience, one that we engage in together but primarily for your benefit. While you may the one on the table, the one getting the massage, you will not be passive. You will actively allowing your body to be receive, to relax, you will "work" to integrate and sense into your own experience, to trust your body and heart more than your brain. While I may be doing the active part of the touch, we will be collaborating to create an experience that is healing. And if such healing does occur it won't be because of me but because of you, because you accessed a healing power that always exists within you.

I look forward to working with you!


P.S. Please note that my practice is currently on haitus.

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