Welcome! Thanks for coming. You're probably here for one of two reasons.
First, you may be here because life is hitting you hard: You've said "yes" to so many commitments and obligations, that you're finding yourself overwhelmed, frustrated and exhausted. To make matters worse, you're not getting the time you want to spend with your loved ones, or to pursue your passions.
Second, you may be here because you're in pain. You've got a headache, a backache, or a heartache, and the pain is distracting you from the things you want to be able to focus on. Maybe it's affecting your sleep, your motivation, or your discipline; and you want it to be gone.
My website says Thoughtful Touch "Massage", but I'm not here to massage you. I'm here to find a way to help you feel better. Not just for a couple days, but long-term.
I offer dialogue-based, awareness building Somatic Experiencing sessions, over Skype or in-person, to help people change the way their bodies handle stress.
And for those of you whose bodies need a direct, immediate intervention in order to get out of pain- or who find dialogue-based sessions unhelpful, we may decide together that therapeutic bodywork is right for you.
What's important is that you realize there are ways that you can feel more comfortable, more resourceful, and less overwhelmed. The solution doesn't have to be big, fancy or dramatic- just a series of small, purposeful steps in the direction of health.
Sometimes massage isn't the answer. If you want to lower the impact that stress has on your body, improve your ability to enjoy life, yet continue to be productive, Somatic Experiencing can help.
Like counseling, only for the body instead of the mind, Somatic Experiencing teaches your body to let go of trauma and build resilience.
Whether you've received massage therapy in the past or not, I'd like to challenge you to ask yourself what you want for your body. Less pain? Greater physical capabilities? A moment's rest? I will use specialized massage skills to get you there.