What is the essence of your practice?
I provide Holistic Bodywork, Energy Healing & Qi Gong classes in the New York & Massachusetts area, supporting individuals on their journey to optimal health and realization of their full potential.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF YOUR TREATMENTS?
The bodywork promotes the sense of inner peace, whole body awareness, integration and ownership of personal well-being. It supports free flow of energy and realization of body potential to heal itself.
WHAT TYPE OF BODYWORK DO YOU PRACTICE?
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a unique approach to health and well-being. It emphasizes Stillness as a gateway to experience the deep wisdom of one's body. The primary focus of the therapist is to be fully present in the moment and listen intently in order to sense the inherent intelligence of the human body, dropping any notion of doing, or any expectations or goals. There is no external force or will exerted by the therapist. All healing comes from deep within the person, facilitated by deep listening by the therapist and surrender to innate wisdom that created and sustained all life. This therapy is an excellent treatment choice to lower anxiety and stress. It calms the busy mind and improves the quality of sleep.
Qi Gong Healing is an ancient Taoist practice based on the cultivation of Universal energy called "Qi". According to this practice, the physical body of the human being is a manifestation of the energetic body which is considered to be primary. Any human discomfort is attributed to stagnation of vital energy. The Qi Gong Healing practitioner channels the energy through his hands to the client and facilitates the flow of qi as if it were a fresh and smoothly flowing mountain spring. The healing takes place in a deeply meditative state. In the highest sense, this healing modality goes beyond addressing health concerns to support clients in realizing their fullest potential.
Tui Na is a bodywork rooted in Taoist philosophy and is one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the human body has twelve main energy meridians which correspond to our vital organs. Specific points along the meridians can be stimulated on the surface of the body to balance and harmonize the flow of energy and improve the functions of our organism. Tui Na literally translates as "push" and "pull" manipulations. This hands-on bodywork incorporates deep tissue manipulations, acupressure techniques, and stretches.
Visceral Therapy is the massage of internal organs of the abdomen which originates in many folk traditions. As the core and center of our being, the gut is believed to be the root of our health both physiologically and emotionally. Working slowly from the superficial layer of muscles towards the deeper structure of the internal organs this technique promotes deep emotional healing and release of energetic blockages, improving circulation of blood and fostering healthy digestion.
Qi Gong & Meditation are essential elements of my preparation for treatments providing enhanced focus and presence. These practices allow me to listen to each client’s body at a deeper level as I work both physically and energetically.
What should i know about the treatment session?
The first session starts with an exploration of personal wellness goals and health history followed by a discussion of the most fitting course of action. As with most Asian bodywork, treatments are done while you are fully clothed. It is best to wear a comfortable long sleeve t-shirt and pants. During the treatment I work on your energy centers, meridians, accupressure points, muscles and joints. In working on the abdomen I apply gradual pressure to mobilize the internal organs such as the gallbladder, stomach, small and large intestines and surrounding connective tissue. Based on the nature of the client's needs I may work on a targeted area of the body where the tension is concentrated or may work on the full body from head to feet.