Do you want to feel at home in your body and in touch with your emotional intelligence and energetic aliveness?
Are you struggling with a physical pain syndrome?
Are you ready for a mind-body approach to healing and resolving emotional issues?
Do you want to experience your “body electric?”
Open Sky Bodywork is the creation of my last 20 years exploring the healing arts. I have been really fortunate to study with some fantastic teachers over the years, but more than anything, I found that the techniques I was developing and powerful experiences I was able share with my clients, have become the gift I have to offer.
I did my massage training at IPSB in 1997, and then went on to do an intensive mentorship in deep tissue and mind/body healing in a small private group with with Dr. Vincent Saporito, as well as study craniosacral therapy with Hugh Milne, and do deep dissection with Gil Hedley. I also draw on my training in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, and several other areas of yoga, psychology, anatomy and neuroscience that are part of my ongoing study.
But that’s just resume stuff, what I really want to share with you is that touch is the language of the body, and the body is where we experience our lives. A healing and personal growth process that doesn’t include the body will often be incomplete.
There is a set of experiences that happens with Open Sky Bodywork that represents a kind of personal awakening on multiple levels:
- Really experiencing your body as alive, intelligent, beautiful, and worthy of love.
- Discovering how emotions are a bodily experience, and are held in the ways we tense up out of fear or shame.
- Awakening to the extraordinary potential for ecstatic aliveness on the other side of those “energy blocks.”
- Owning what I can only describe as a spiritual sense of mind/body integration, energy awareness and emotional liberation.
The language may sound kinda “out there” but I am talking about something absolutely visceral and real, and besides being a deeply moving and worthwhile experience, the effects can be far-reaching.
It is my dream in future years to validate this work through a research model that will include neuroscience, because I have no doubt that there is something powerful and unique happening in the brain and nervous system as a result of this approach. For now, all I have to go on are the testimonials of the hundreds of clients who have been on my massage table.
In my years of practice I have had the honor of introducing many people to the benefits of a deeper awareness of their mind-body relationship.
I have supported them through healing low back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder problems, digestive issues, difficulties conceiving, TMJD and other physical syndromes.
I also have had clients work through the painful emotions of break-up or divorce, death in the family, car accidents, sexual assault, and fear of expressing themselves, setting boundaries or asking for what they need.
Very often there turn out to be profound relationships between these unresolved emotions and what is happening in the body —this is just part of being human… But the unexpected piece is often how doing this deep inner work allows access to states of balance, relief and even an ecstatic experience of embodied liberation and profound self-acceptance.
Over the years I have worked with many psychotherapists, or those in training, as well as clients who have done many years of therapy themselves. This is a good fit, as deeply I value this discipline, and have educated myself quite deeply in multiple schools of psychology through my personal journey of healing and growth.
They always comment on how the “body-piece” —really getting into an experience of feeling their bodies and the deep release that comes from an integrated mind-body approach, is a revelation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In a typical session, expect to engage in a compassionate, meditative conversation about current areas you’d like to work on in your life, and then to be guided into an experience of bodywork, breath, and music. There’s nothing quite like it.
I’ll look forward to being part of your journey!
To set up your appointment now, email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please bear in mind that Open Sky Bodywork is in high demand, so expect to book a few months in advance —unless I can find a cancellation or opening to squeeze you into… From what my regular clients say though, it’s worth the wait! )
I also train yoga teachers and massage therapists in my bodywork techniques, as well as those who are just interested in learning and sharing in a phenomenal experience of the power of touch.
(All photos on my website by www.saritphotography.com)