What is the essence of your practice?

I provide Holistic Bodywork, Energy Healing & Qi Gong classes in the Hudson Valley, 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. Physiological benefits include deep relaxation, better microcirculation, increased energy, freedom of motion, improved sleep and metabolism.

WHAT TYPEs OF BODYWORK DO YOU PRACTICE?

Qi Gong Energy Healing is an ancient Chinese healing art that nourishes the body on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The healing takes place in a relaxed meditative state, where a person can receive the restorative power of the universal live force called Qi. It goes beyond addressing health concerns to support clients on their quest of self discovery.

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 foster 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 can I expect from a 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 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.