The Bodywork Adventure~Week 2

  I’ve given myself the chance to ask question and fully be a student. Our class is intimate and I feel comfortable asking question and participating in a way that I’ve never done before. The consequence of allowing yourself to ask questions is a total loss of confidence. For the first time in many years… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure: Theres no place like home

As the excitement of travel and adventure wears down into routine, I’m starting to miss home in earnest. Here I am over the rainbow with sunshine, beaches and fish tacos, but none of my friends and family that make up my world. I’m half way into my sabbatical, and there is a growing part of me that… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventunture: Notes From Kahuna Road

    I’m ready for this. We’ve had a full week of the Advanced 5 series. It’s really wonderful to be back in this mode. It’s a really big deal for everybody in class and it’s been fun getting to know everybody’s story. We’ll have the next six weeks together so we are really getting… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure~Kalalau: Healer Heal Thyself

While most of these post will concern themselves with the notion of bodywork being an adventure of introspection and learning, this post will be about my adventures at a remote beach on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The first Kalalau gift showed me an edge of what was physically possible for me on that day. It was everything… Read more »

The Benefits of Mother and Infant Massage

Your health becomes even more important when you become pregnant since you are caring for your own health as well as your unborn baby’s. Important health benefits which prenatal massage give you and your baby include: The improvement of oxygen, blood and nutrient flow for both mom and baby Reduction of swelling Lessening of stress… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure~Day 5

The food is really amazing here in San Francisco. I’ve found myself in several French cafes in town and they all serve mayonnaise with the potato chips and whoever invented the potato chip should have served it with mayonnaise. (note to reader, the potato chip was invented in Saratoga Springs) I remember seeing a tv… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure~Inside out

We are tightly packed, dense, filled, stuffed packages. The package moves and flows really, tissue pours from one place . into an empty space made by the moving of other tissue. Maybe 60% of the muscle body is muscle, the rest is other stuff. Go under that and and we encounter the viscera. I’ve been… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure~The Muscle Body

After 2 full days of pulling layers back we finally get to the muscle body. This is the stuff I think I work on all the time right? I talk about muscle like I know what I’m doing but when I see them there is a world, a entire universe there that is foreign to… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure: Moving Deeper 2

I’ll admit that yesterday I approached this endeavor with a notion of “I’m about to climb a huge mountain and I’ve got a lot in front of me” type of attitude. Today is something different. In me is bubbling up the excitement that brought me back here from last year. Not only is a challenging… Read more »