My school was called a School of Integrative Healing Arts. Of course, the integrative healing arts are coming more and more into play -- re-integrating lost traditional healing arts back into the forefront of medicine. Although no massage therapist can state that they "heal" -- we all know, or have experienced the benefits of massage, regardless of what studies demonstrate (and studies clearly do demonstrate the benefits of massage). Even if you are just experiencing the benefits of massage to "relax", a host of other health benefits go along with that experience. Trauma, for example, is an underlying factor for a host of other psychological ills, ranging from depression to traumatic dis-orders. The aim of all healing arts work is to re-integrate the soul with the body, the mind with the soul with the body and all this helps you feel better, integrate into your body more, feel more flexible, more alive, relax into sleep better and altogether sustain you more.
Trauma is a major interest of mine, and something nearly all of us experience to one degree or another. Bodywork -- any type of bodywork, can help address traumatic experiences. Feelings and memories are often, lodged in the body, and can resurface with bodywork. Bodywork can be particularly suitable, along with talk therapy, to address trauma. Sometimes talking doesn't help, or doesn't go far enough, and bodywork is the missing link. I have studied a method suitable for addressing trauma, and as this is a huge interest of mine, I continue my studies and pursue further training in these new modalities. Regardless of your desire for a relaxing and/or therapeutic bodywork session, I am here to guide and support you along your journey.