I have been practicing Massage Therapy in San Francisco since I moved here in January 2009. A Graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Flagstaff, AZ, I have 750 hours of training and am certified in a wide variety of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic, Rock and Unlock, Spa, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy. I offer customized treatments combining a variety of techniques to help restore the mind and body.
I’m motivated by the body’s essential connection to food, the earth, mother sustenance, the nurture that is vital for the existence of the nature around us, that IS us. When we are negligent of the needs of nature we risk withering away, depleting our own resources, becoming empty, cold, hard, and even ill. How do we find the quiet to listen? create the space to be free? How do we accept that it’s ok to care for ourselves?
In a world where our attention is constantly demanded and exhausted by stimulating noise, light, and air pollution it is a challenge to create the space necessary for repair, healing, opening, breathing, being. We tend to subconsciously create a shield of armour to protect ourselves from being overwhelmed, oversaturated with information, tasks, thoughts etc. The body curls forward into a sort of fetal position under a lot of stress. We breathe shallow and short. We shrink. Many of us live within this coat of armour, accepting it’s rigid walls, or grinding our teeth push through it. We may notice ourselves feeling sluggish, uncreative, unmotivated, and even unkind. This armour contains us, keeps us from being our true creative, gentle, loving, expressive, free selves.
Take care of you. You are everywhere. It’s an art, to respectfully and attentively listen to what the body is saying. To care and listen and let go of all that does not serve you. To find the space within, find yourself easy to laugh, focused, determined, having more energy and feeling creative again. The mind softens. The body softens. We breathe. We flow. We let go a little more?
And so it is that I hope to enable the space within and for you. The space to quiet your mind. Let go of your shell of expectation, demand, fear, anger, guilt. Let go. Open the heart. Blossom. Breathe. Be Free. Be YOU. You are Everywhere.