LMT, Certified in CranioSacral Therapy and BodyTalk
I've been an advanced CranioSacral Therapy practitioner for over 22 years, which includes ways to dialogue with the body all the way down to the cellular level. More recently I've added BodyTalk certification to provide another way to work effectively with distant techniques. I believe in continual education, and have studied lots of healing techniques, including Yoga, Qi Gong, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Matrix Energetics, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Neural Manipulation, and Reconnective Healing. I bring a wealth of left-brain anatomy and scientific knowledge combined with a right-brain strong intuition.
For fun I dance Argentine tango and make tango music as a singer and bandoneon player.
I was a student of Aikido (a Japanese martial art) when I began to learn Zen Shiatsu (Japanese acupressure). I found it fascinating, and I quickly discovered I had a gift for doing bodywork. When I took my first CranioSacral Therapy class I felt a "Eureka!" moment: This is what I am supposed to be doing!!
I loved the light touch and knew this was a way to collaborate with my clients, not try to force them to do anything. I still have that sense of wonder and the belief that by working together we can achieve balance and true health.
"Phil knows where to go without me saying a word"
"Light touch, and it goes surprisingly deep"
"I didn't think much was happening, but lots has changed"
This is not your typical Swedish massage!
When I work in-person, the client is fully clothed. I use light stretches (CST) and tapping (BT) as well as off the body energy balancing techniques.
When I do distant sessions I still use all my same set of techniques, I just need to connect energetically first. The most common client response is a deep sense of relaxation and the easing of pain.