I have been doing bodywork informally for years and have learned from massage therapists, martial artists, movement practitioners, and bodyworkers across many modalities. Additionally I am trained in Chinese hit-fall medicine by my T'ai chi teacher Sam Slutsky. I have always known that I have a gift for bodywork and many have observed that I possess a unique sense that allows me to feel through my hands what is happening in the bodies of others. I do not know exactly why but for many years I intentionally avoided dedicating myself to the medicinal side of the practices that I have pursued. Whatever the reason, recent physicalized intuitive experiences along with the opportunity to work as a Flexologist at StretchLab have pushed me to accept the inevitability of hands on bodywork becoming a professional calling. I do not understand the sense that guides my hands but every day I learn to follow it to greater effectiveness. Every session is an opportunity to learn so my work is always changing and growing, which will always be the case.
My work incorporates decontraction techniques, stretching, massage, release techniques, and energetic components. Movement is the most fundamental principle in the Chinese view of health and I work in accord with this view, restoring movement of and movement through the structures of the body. I often start by using decontraction techniques to inhibit or turn off the patterns that are imposing limitations on the joints. Enabling joint movement allows greater access and the process goes somewhat like unraveling a tangled ball of string or removing a knot from a shoelace. The work is a partnership and depends on my following what your body tells me and listening intently to what you tell me. I do not separate the physical from the energetic because they are not different things. I follow the messages that I get from the life in front of me and that is everything.