Posts Categorized: The Bodywork Adventure

Bodywork Adventure ~ Emily DeSalvatore

It had been several years since I “treated” myself to an hour of massage therapy, and I hurried up Spring Street to #11, a lovely old Saratoga building and home to Bodywork Professionals’ Saratoga Springs location. The beautiful brick façade and large oak-framed double doors led me into a broad Victorian staircase up to a… Read more »

Who is the Feldenkrais Method good for?

Who is the Feldenkrais Method® for? Many of my peers in the Feldenkrais Method® prefer to, and excel at, working with certain populations.  There are practitioners who work specifically with Professional Dancers, Professional Musicians, or Professional Athletes.  While others specialize in working with children with neurological difficulties, the elderly, or pregnant women.   The bottom… Read more »

What is the Feldenkrais Method?

The Feldenkrais Method®: Making the “impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy elegant” – Moshe Feldenkrais   The Feldenkrais Method® is a deliberate conversation with an individual’s nervous system about its body’s functioning and efficiency in action.  The language of this conversation is movement.   The Feldenkrais Method® deepens an individual’s sense of how… Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure ~ Amy in Thailand ~ “Same Same”

By Amy Adams Our daily lives are filled with ritual and tradition.  Whether it be daily meditation, coffee, hygiene patterns, exercise, conversation, or work, the consistency helps define our day and who we are.  Some of our routines ebb and flow naturally, such as with a change in season or age, while others are shifted… Read more »

Nicks Article in Natural Awakenings Magazine

Rolfing Structural Integration Restoring Natural Alignment to Create Fluid Movement by Nick Pavoldi Rolfing Structural Integration is a soft tissue approach to re-establishing natural alignment. Dr. Ida Rolf, the innovator of this process, held that when a body is in alignment, it works properly. Rolfing is based on the premise that the human body is… Read more »

Moving deeper

By now Mabel had taken the classic shape of an anatomy book. All the legendary muscles we know and love ? or sometimes love to hate ? were there on the table, waiting to be explored. And I, your Bodywork Adventurer, had really been waiting for this!

The Bodywork Adventure – What Lies Beneath

Each evening we covered Mabel with several damp gauzes like a shroud and finally with a thick white poly sheet. It became my habit to uncover Mabel each morning. This was a whole new sensory experience, and the powerful odor of a fixed body is something I’ll never forget. By now Mabel had no skin… Read more »

The Adventure Begins

Yesterday I finished a week long intensive training of human anatomy. Nothing could have prepared me for the experience. Working as closely with the human body as I do, I have a deep relationship to the living form. On day one. it is clear that what i was doing was not working on the living… Read more »