“The heart of healing lies in our ability to listen, to perceive, more than in our application of technique… It is not our job to promote one technique over another, nor even to posit a mechanism for how any technique works. All therapeutic interventions, of whatever sort, are a conversation between two intelligent systems.” ~Thomas W. Myers, Anatomy TrainsI truly believe that each movement/massage/bodywork session is a conversation, an exchange, between myself and the person that I am working with. I am here to listen not only with my ears, but with my hands, body, and heart. I believe that it is of equal importance for the client to be listening with all of their being as well, to stay open and receptive, and to meet the work with their breath, in an effort to gain the greatest benefit. It has been my experience that those who have made the greatest strides towards their wellness goals, are the ones who have a true and deep desire to soften, to heal, to unwind… and who meet that process with a gentle, yet appreciable awareness. I do my best to create an environment in which this is comfortable, safe, and inviting. Learning to release patterning which creates tension and imbalance is not always easy, but it is absolutely possible, and oftentimes more subtle than we think. This is where the deep listening comes into play. As Rumi so lovingly reminds us:
“What is the deep listening?
…a greeting from the secret ones inside the heart, a letter.
The branches of your intelligence grow new leaves in the wind of this listening. The body reaches a peace.
…Give more of your life to this listening.”