I am a 1981 graduate of The Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), Maryland with a total of 1500 hours of training (which includes post- graduate seminar and supervision hours). I am a current professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). In 1986 I was certified as a Reiki II Practitioner by Usui Reiki Master, Linda Keiser-Mardis. My 1992 certification in TRAGER® Psycho-physical Integration and Mentastics® is also updated each year. My specialty is the combining of these modalities of gradual deep manipulation, healing, and movement. Each session is individually appropriate and deeply-felt. Each modality is also available separately
♦Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) Graduate 02-20-81
♦National Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Member #5482-633
♦Northampton, Massachusetts Licensure 12-31-06 #MAS-022
As well as the above certifications, I've found that your experience may be enhanced by my 10 years in the social work field, experience with 9 years of Re-evaluation Counseling, Meditation with Siddha Yoga since l975, and as a client of Traditional Acupuncture since l976. My style is one of using Bodywork as a tool to make ourselves whole. Our society has emphasized the mind. Therefore, because of my experience and interest, my style emphasizes body psychology and spiritual awakening in order to balance our body and spirit with the mind.
There are reasons that we don't live in our body houses. Early in our lives, our bodies are often a source of trauma--physical abuse, physical neglect, sexual abuse, accident, illnesses, etc.
We learn how to cope with these traumatized bodies and often that is reflected in imbalanced body patterns, tensions, and degrees of body hate and tactile intolerance. We might become substance abusers in an attempt to numb our bodies/minds/spirits to the traumas and imbalances. Or we become excessive workout addicts and become numb through muscle-boundedness. In some way of other, we follow the societal model to cope and numb our feelings and our bodies.
When we find we've hit bottom, finally wake up to our addictions, or go through one or two Saturn Returns, we start to unwind these patterns. When we do so, we will eventually need help in reconnecting to our bodies--help in living in our house again--and then to really make it home.
A Bodywork Practitioner can be that person who, with sensitive hands and heart, helps you love your body and trust its natural process of releasing and balancing again.
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