Attuned Touch

Touch, combined with awareness, is powerful.

To be touched with deliberate reverence and kindness is rare.
Receiving touch with that depth of care,
and really paying attention to it,
is even more rare-
and can be profoundly healing.
I use touch to guide your awareness,
to help you study your experience,
and to support you in becoming more resilient,
regaining a natural sense of ease in your bodymind.

My training in Hakomi Therapy has taught me the power of using touch to study our inner experience- how we relate to ourselves and others, and how we tighten inside to block out experiences that remind us of times when we were hurt. These habitual tensions can protect us from harm, but they can also block out potentially nourishing experiences in our present life.

Before using touch, I check in to be sure it feels okay for you and I move slowly, making any little adjustments that you suggest to help me match what your body is automatically doing, or trying to do, in a way that can bring greater self-awareness and freedom.

I graduated from massage school in 1998. I have studied a variety of styles and methods, and I’ve given thousands of massage and bodywork sessions in private practice, integrative medical, spa, and chiropractic settings. My study of somatic and energetic approaches to healing revolutionized the way I practice, and as of March 2015, I stopped offering massage therapy. I am still a North Carolina licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (#2123).  I now use touch as a somatic psychotherapist. However, I do not use touch in every session or with every client. I use touch with a clear therapeutic intent and always with both written and verbal consent to touch which a client is welcome to revoke at a moment’s notice.