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Higina 12 feet reflex 2

Welcome, and thank you for stopping by my website!

As of January 16, 2021, I am not accepting new clients.  I am having an orthopedic procedure and will need at least until March to get back to work.  I look forward to serving you at that time, if you are still wanting some support.  

 

I have been updating the website to include my new practices in this time of COVID-19 and so this page will change over the next week or two.

Because of this COVID-19 health situation,  I am scheduling only one in-person session a day.  This will allow me to thoroughly clean and sanitize the room after the session and air out the room completely with the windows open.  (See cleaning and sanitizing protocols for details.)

Since the number of in-person sessions will be limited, I have recently added virtual sessions by phone, where we can also let your body tell its story;  we can deeply listen to the sensations and images you are experiencing at the present moment.  It is amazing how much this can allow your nervous system to settle and expand your capacity for wholeness, resilience, rejuvenation stabilization, grounding, well being.  This kind of work can be very helpful in giving you more skills for self regulation of your nervous system and allowing a sense of well-being and possibility.

To allow our work together to be as effective as possible (either by phone or in-person) I will be bringing grounding, safety and connection to the session.  Then together we will discover what works best to settle your nervous system.  I will ask you if there are things we can do to enhance your sense of safety in the room and during the session.  We will integrate deep listening with touch* and also use principles from the advanced bodywork trauma healing foundational trainings I have been participating in for the past 10 years since receiving my massage therapy license.  This includes:  Alchemical Alignment, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Integrated Pre and Perinatal Healing.  We can understand difficult patterns from the past and bring wholeness, resilience, rejuvenation, stability to the present moment.  This is work we will do in the present moment, with the sensations and images that come to your awareness during the session. (Please note, I am not a psychological therapist, I am a body worker.  This work we will do is not regression or cathartic therapy; we will stay with the present moment with physiology, sensations and images rather than stories about your past.)

By listening to the nervous system, and using communication skills, this  is different than a traditional massage, where I as practitioner focus almost exclusively on the tension and thickened musculature in your body.  Instead, we will partner in discovery of healing that is right for you in the present moment.

Your results and benefits will be optimal if you have an intention for the session.  I will ask about your intention(s) for the session.

There will be some new questions I need to ask about your health status every time to come for an in-person session during this COVID-19 time, and an additional form for your signature the first time you come after June 22.

Susanne

*in virtual sessions, I will be sitting at my massage table imagining your body being present with me.  As in an in-person session, I will negotiate with you the right time to imagine bringing my hands to your feet, shoulders or head.  In this way we will be using touch remotely.  I will ask you to let me know what you are experiencing, sensations and images you are noticing.