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 »

Total Body Relaxation and Well Being with Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a thorough massage procedure targeting the entire body. This type of massage actually utilizes a variety of techniques that are geared for the improvement of blood flow as well as for the relaxation of tight and tense muscles. Swedish massage is done by rubbing the body in one direction (the direction where… Read more »

The first layer

I got to name Art today. I’d say its something of an honor. There are four forms to choose from and since I had a female called Mable last time I choose Art. A 98 year old gentleman of significant stature. I felt that I could admire him however he was, I’m sure he had… Read more »