Manual Therapy

“Deep Unraveling – Fascial re-modeling”

I had been searching for a name for my bodywork for quite some time when this phrase came to me during a session. I asked several patients what they thought of it – all of them loved it and said it is perfectly descriptive. It is not ‘logical’, but it rings true.

I was a massage therapist for over 20 years, and now, especially for pain conditions, the bodywork I do complements the acupuncture really well.

My bodywork is effective at releasing long-held “knots” that you have been resigned to owning. Those spots can be let go of. The variable is time. To let go of something you have spent years building up takes more than an hour. I sink into the tissue at the rate it wants to be sunk into – often, your body-mind is not willing to drop habits without some conversation and persuasion. Using both the fascial work in combination with the acupuncture has been helping people shift out of pain much more quickly than the bodywork alone does.

Techniques

My influences include the obvious East Asian Medicine techniques, plus the more Western techniques of Structural Bodywork,Trigger Point Release [often accomplished easily with the acu-pins], Myofascial Release, and Oscillations. I use all of this to pay attention to what your body is saying in terms of connections and how much it is willing to let go of in this moment. The only thing that is certain is – I do not do routines.

Also, I can show you stretches and exercises you can incorporate into a busy life.

Training

  • My first 50 hour Swedish massage class was in 1987.
  • I completed 200 hours of a 500 hour program in NJ in 1993.
  • In 1994, I went to the Florida School of Massage in Gainsville, Fl., where I graduated with 900 hours of training in various modalities, including Swedish; Neuromuscular Therapy & Trigger Points; Polarity; Reflexology and Shiatzu.
  • In 2006 I was graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NY, NY. I studied with [among others] Kiiko Matsumoto, Mark Seems, Nigel Dawes, and Lorie Dechar.
  • In 2013, I became licensed in California to do Chinese Medicine which includes Acupuncture and Herbs and manual therapies.