About the Modalities I use to help you achieve a
Dynamic Balance in Life.
is a holistic form of touch therapy that helps align the positive and negative electromagnetic energies of the body. Polarity Therapy bodywork is intuitive in it’s application can be light, still, calming, balancing, stimulating or deep, encouraging the free flow of energy from head to toe. Polarity Therapy creates space for the body/mind/spirit to speak through felt sensation, memory, images, and emotion. Polarity Therapy also incorporates an assessment of diet and energetic exercises to help the client maintain energy flow between sessions. Click here to view a video of a Polarity Therapy Session. Though or work together may vary from what is seen the video will give you a sense of what Polairty Therapy is and how it can be performed.
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
is a newer modality that releases trauma stored in the nervous system; a gentle and profound system of sensation and mindful awareness, developed by renowned trauma specialist Peter Levine PhD. (Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice).
How SE Works:
SE facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
SE does not require the traumatized person to re-tell or re-live the traumatic event. Instead, it offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve—in a slow and supported way—the body’s instinctual fight, flight, freeze, and collapse responses. Individuals locked in anxiety or rage then relax into a growing sense of peace and safety. Those stuck in depression gradually find their feelings of hopelessness and numbness transformed into empowerment, triumph, and mastery. SE catalyzes corrective bodily experiences that contradict those of fear and helplessness. This resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life. (Excerpted from www.traumahealing.org)
Massage /Touch Therapy
Addresses the physical body with either more traditional techniques releasing tension, pain, injury and stress or with intentional touch to help identify and gently release defensive holding patterns in the body. Defensive holding patterns can arise as coping mechanisms in early life and can be the the origin of chronic pain and tension in the body. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Polarity based Structural Balancing and Myofascial Release are all used in the work as needed.