Massage, Craniosacral, Shiatsu Therapist
I consider myself a Multi-Dimensional Therapist, incorporating many different modalities and spiritual tenets into my integrative healing approach to therapeutic bodywork.
During a session, the intention is to discover the cause of the stagnation rather than the stagnation itself. Swedish, Sports, and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Visionary Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Medical Qi Gong, Chi Nei Tsang, Meditation, Chakra Alignment, Energy Balancing and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing are used in the sessions to balance and harmonize the different bodies – physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual- so that traumas are potentially released and the ego softened.
My mindful meditation classes, Yang style tai chi, and qi gong classes focus on breath, stillness, simple movements, and calming the mind—all elements for relieving stress and creating a peaceful life.
I believe that It is our birthright as humans to live as peaceful, happy, and engaged beings. The spiral journey to the heart, intrinsic to my work as an author, bodyworker, and teacher, helps us to resonate at our true frequency, thereby activating our inherent Divine consciousness.
When the 5 bodies ( spiritual, energetic, mental, emotional, and physical) are in the process of aligning, there is a natural spiraling progression to the heart that evokes feelings of restoration, peace, and inspiration. This is our natural state where the individual heart resonates clearly with the higher divine Spirit and an authentic life is blossomed.
Each journey to the heart is unique. The individual spirit path is about going within, to the heart, to the sacred I AM, reconnecting with God /Spirit/Creator in a direct and accessible way so that Self realization is possible. We become more heart-based, less mind oriented, more embracing of how the universe works, more in flow rather than fighting or controlling our lives and those of others.
In essence, the journey home becomes one of releasing fear, control, and manipulation to embracing more trust, faith, and love. A feeling of connection to all there is pervades as well as non-separateness and non-duality.
My journey has been blessed with opportunities to study with and apprentice many powerful, wise teachers. From 1990-1994, I apprenticed Stephanie Lee studying Mindfulness Meditation, Light Integration Therapy, and Channeling. In1996, I received a degree in Massage Therapy, and then went on to receive certifications in Yang Style Tai Chi and different styles of Qigong with Sifu Gus Rubio and Sifu Kenny Bak Chin; 1997, Shiatsu Certification with Bob Lunior; 1998, Mother Massage (pre and post natal) with Elaine Stillerman; 1999-2000, Visionary Craniosacral Therapy with Hugh Milne; 2003-2004, Medical Qi Gong Therapy with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson; 2010, Chi Nei Tsang with Master Mantak Chia; 2017-1019,Native Shaman John Volpe, Algonquin elder.