To help individuals become aware of the connections between body, mind, emotions, and spirit - with the general goal of improving well-being - I offer bodywork sessions in a private office in Gallatin, TN. I am also available for multiple-day group retreats where bodywork would enhance the retreat experience.
Regardless of location, bodywork sessions may include one, some, or all of the following modalities:
- Jin Shin Do® Acupressure – "Jin Shin Do" means "Way of the Compassionate Spirit. Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma-related problems. A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, Jin Shin Do® Acupressure was originated by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden. (See www.jinshindo.org for more information).
- Integrative Massage – A combination of a variety of modalities incorporating a variety of strokes performed with lubrication. A session may include elements of Swedish massage, fascial release, acupressure, and cranio-sacral work. Integrative massage can help increase body awareness, reduce muscle tension, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, encouraging relaxation.