Imagine the womb-like atmosphere as you lie weightless
in chest-deep warm water. Your head and back are supported
as you are stretched and massaged, mobilized and moved
in ways that are impossible on land. This form of hydrotherapy
utilizes the healing powers of water and the ancient art
of shiatsu (finger pressure) to provide a multi-dimensional
Twenty-seven years as a body "detective" have taught me many things.
Among them: all people have things inherently in common and all have many things different.
It is these differences that have to be investigated and studied in order to find the balance
that is health.
For the past 15 years, I have done a form of Structural
Integration based on Ida Rolf's 10-session model. Studying
with one of Ida Rolf's proteges, Dub Leigh, for six years,
I became a Zentherapy® practitioner and have shared
hundreds of sessions of fascia realignment work with clients
on a massage table. Gravity is our enemy in the long-range
scheme of life. Gravity is the only constraint keeping
my clients' bodies from achieving their full freedom potential.
Therefore, discovering a way to realign the body without
the constraints of gravity has led me to aquatic bodywork.
With a combination of manipulating the fascia on the
table and gentle massage and movement in a gravity-free
environment-in a pool heated to 95 degrees,
your body has a chance to find its own freedom.
In the water, gentle support and rocking, stretching
and acupressure along with massage is the method I have
discovered allows body and mind to release dysfunctional
There is a greater sense of unity between different parts
of each person's being after receiving aquatic bodywork.
As a practitioner, my goal is to provide a supportive
space for change to occur, a space safe enough to let
go of any physical, emotional or spiritual binding that
is keeping you from feeling freedom in your life.
Watsu® is a very powerful, specialized form of aquatic
bodywork. Literally, "water + Shiatsu," Watsu®
is Shiatsu, or the art of acupressure (Japanese finger
pressure) performed in the water. Working along acupuncture
meridians, or energy channels, this form of water massage
is the perfect marriage of the calming, potent effects
of body temperature water and the relaxing, therapeutic
benefits of Shiatsu.
Water is the element that brings forth life. I will take
you on a journey to return you to your essence in an hour
of release and rejuvenation in a Watsu® session.
Massage Therapy and Structural Integration
Imagine that the muscles in your neck are free of tension
and your head floats freely above your spine. Each of
your vertebrae moves independently and you glide smoothly
as you walk. Your head seems to lead your spine into length
and your torso is balanced perfectly over your feet. Your
center of gravity is in balance. Your body, stable, free
of pain, and your mind, centered and relaxed, are at peace.
On the massage table, your body can experience freedom
never before felt. Manipulation of the soft tissues free
you from a lifetime of habitual movement patterns that
are the underlying cause of physiological dysfunction.
Aligning your body so that it works with instead of against
gravity is my goal.
Utilizing neuromuscular therapy and myofascial techniques,
along with the relaxing and calming strokes of traditional
Swedish massage, we slowly journey through the muscles
and fascia, allowing for release and change. Movement
is called for to realign the tissues, re-patterning to
affect structural changes in the body.
As each body has its differences, the exploration and
change is unique to each individual. You may design your
sessions to include time in the warm pool and time on
the massage table. As your body releases, your mind finds
space for calmness and harmony. You are at peace.