I graduated from the Guild for Structural Integration in 1995, and since that time have been helping people find pain relief and regain balance in their body. My background includes over thirty-five years of daily meditation practice, ten years of tai chi, and I’ve also been practicing yoga since 1992.
I am a student of Qigong, and am qualified as a Qigong healing practitioner. In addition, my background includes training in Craniosacral Therapy at both the Upledger and Milne Institutes. For 12 years I studied and practiced “Kyudo,” aka Zen Archery, under the guidance of the late Kanjuro Shibata Sensi. Sensi was the 20th generation bow-maker to the imperial family of Japan, and taught Kyudo to many students in the western world.
My own approach to the work is at the same time gentle and deep. I work the tissues with a range of pressures, from light to deep, but when the pressure is deep it is also gentle, allowing time for the tissues to melt and unwind. This is a highly “conversational” approach, where my hands are always listening to the body’s tissues, and responding to what’s needed in any given area.
I love the work that I do, and I consider it a joy and a privilege to help my clients achieve their health and well being goals. Even after 22 years of practicing, I find Structural Integration continually amazing and impressive in what it can achieve. Out of admiration and respect for the work and a wish to make it available to more people, since 2007 I’ve been teaching workshops for manual therapists.