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How I work

Each session is a unique experience resulting from the combination of your needs, desires, and intentions with my best ability to help you with them. I can draw from various modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, craniosacral, myofascial work, different kinds of energy work, and others. My work is always growing and changing as I learn from continuing education classes and practice both giving and receiving bodywork.

Appointment structure

Every appointment includes:

An intake conversation

Bodwork tailored to your concerns

A check-in at the end

An opportunity to schedule your next session

Scheduling

Scheduling your first session begins with a quick phone call so we can talk about what you would like and get you on the calendar. Please click the booking button below to request a free consultation call.

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Types of sessions

Each session is a unique experience resulting from the combination of your needs, desires, and intentions with my best ability to help you with them. I can draw from various modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, craniosacral, myofascial work, different kinds of energy work, and others. My work is always growing and changing as I learn from continuing education classes and practice both giving and receiving bodywork.

THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK

Are you seeking bodywork because you have soreness, tension, tightness, or pain that bothers you? Or perhaps you have an active lifestyle that requires some extra self-care. Therapeutic massage covers many possible situations, including:

  • Soreness, tension, tightness, pain
  • Pain in specific areas, such as the low back or between the shoulder blades
  • Repetitive strain, carpal tunnel, or tendinitis type pains
  • Recent injury
  • Old injuries that leave you feeling not fully healed
  • Sports or other activities that create wear and tear on the body, or increase the potential for future injuries
  • Prepping or upcoming surgery
  • Recovering from previous surgery
  • Poor postural patterns

In our session we will work together to release your muscles, unwind tension, and restore balance in your body. Clients often leave feeling lighter, taller, more in alignment, relaxed and energized.

The types of bodywork best suited to your individual concerns depends on your situation, but in all sessions I strive for work that is as pain-free as possible, powerful rather than forceful, and respectful of your body. My clients do not leave feeling “beat up” or their bodies traumatized from excessive pressure or force.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Craniosacral is a vibrant, alive, and life affirming form of bodywork.

Imagine being touched with a stillness so deep that healing begins to happen on its own. Think about the way it feels when someone quietly and truly listens to you speak and you know that you’ve been fully heard. That is how the body feels being touched this way.

Clients often experience altered states, deep relaxation, or the sense of going some place far, far away. When they come back, they’re not always sure exactly what happened, but they can feel that it was something good.

People can also experience reductions or complete disappearance of pain. Often they discover in the days after their session an increased awareness of the source of their troubles. Each client has his or her own experience; all are very different. Some experience tremendous emotional release, crying or laughing or raging on the table. Others see visions of their problems that change and resolve. Many simply feel flows of energy or color moving through their bodies. Over a course of sessions many things can shift; over time subtle healings reveal themselves.

Each client has his or her own experience; all are very different. Some experience tremendous emotional release, crying or laughing or raging on the table. Others see visions of their problems that change and resolve. Many simply feel flows of energy or color moving through their bodies. Over a course of sessions many things can shift; over time subtle healings reveal themselves.

Over a course of sessions many things can shift. Over time subtle healings reveal themselves.

RELAXATION MASSAGE

A client of mine once said, “I don’t realize just how tense I am until I get massage from you. Your hands seem to pull out stress I didn’t even know was there.” When was the last time you noticed your breathing? Or took a deep breath? If a mini-vacation sounds like what the doctor ordered, this

When was the last time you stopped and noticed your breathing? Or took some deep breaths? If a mini-vacation sounds like what the doctor ordered, this massage is for you.

To feel your body again, even the parts that might be holding discomfort. To put the mind on hold, letting the daily chatter get distant and quiet for a while. To find balance, top to bottom, left and right. What would it be like to leave feeling like a whole person again?

To feel your body again, even the parts that might be holding discomfort. To put the mind on hold, letting the daily chatter get distant and quiet for a while. To find balance, top to bottom, left and right. What would it be like to leave feeling like a whole person again?

What would it feel like to leave feeling like a whole person again? To feel more aligned, centered, and balanced?

COACHING & CHANGEWORK

Coaching & changework sessions are for making specific changes in your experience of your self, others, and your life. Often people come for changework when they are feeling stuck or have identified a repeating pattern in their life they wish to change.

I work primarily with Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Marin-style NLP) and Family & Systemic Constellation work. These are power tools for change that often work when nothing else has.

These forms of changework are used to shift behaviors, beliefs, identities, and family and organizational dynamics.

Some things coaching & changework can help with:

  • A current life transitionjob loss/job hunt, breakup/divorce, bereavement/grief
  • Uncomfortable emotional intensitiesphobias, anxiety, panic attacks, anger
  • Habitual thoughts or behaviorslow self-esteem, obsessive thoughts, addictions, eating habits, chronic pain, trauma, depression
  • Augmenting psychotherapy with bodyworkgetting lots of insights but still having trouble getting the change you want? Changework is precise and targeted to the outcome you desire. 

What would happen if you did more than just think & talk about the issues you’re dealing with? What if you could access the places in your body & neurology that hold the issue and address your problems at their root? What happens when you imagine getting the change you want far more quickly and easily than you thought possible?

You can find out more about my changework offerings at nlpsanfrancisco.com

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