Bodywork by Patrick
I am pleased to offer bodywork as a pathway to relaxation, healing, and growth.
I use Thai Massage, Reiki, Applied Kinesiology, and my knowledge of body alignment to guide the sessions. Each session can be tailored to the needs and desires of the client. Read below for descriptions of each practice and how they’re applied.
Thai Yoga Massage +
is an ancient, sacred bodywork that incorporates rhythmic motion, energy line work, gentle stretching and assisted yoga postures into a comprehensive healing modality. It combines the best of yoga and massage; it is performed on a mat in comfortable clothing and is customized to each person. Thai massage helps to reduce stress and its effects on the body. The body is stretched and opened, giving it a greater range of motion. The energetic foundation of Thai massage works on balancing the pranic energy that all humans possess. Thai massage helps to relieve tired muscles and rejuvenates the recipient, leaving him or her with a deep feeling of well being.
Alignment Coaching +
is an adjunct to the bodywork session. Through consultation, visual assessment, and observation during a bodywork session, we can discuss how the parts of your body are currently in relationship with each other and where those particular relationships may be causing tension, pain, or other problems such as lack of mobility. Digging a little deeper, we can discuss what current lifestyle habits may be at the root of such misalignments and how some adjustments to your current body habits along with corrective exercises can course correct your journey toward being pain and tension free.
is an energy healing modality where the subtle life force energy (“Ki” - also known as “Chi”, or “Prana”) is transmitted through the hands of the practitioner to the client to assist in moving and directing blocked, stagnant or unbalanced energy in the the client’s own system. Light to no touch is used in numerous points on the body while “Rei” or the universal, spiritual wisdom is allowed to guide the practice. It is believed that this life force energy is the subtle precursor to either health and happiness or unbalance, stress and disease, and therefore Reiki is used as a method to alleviate stress and balance both physical and psychological issues.
From the founder of Reiki, Usui Mikao:
"The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind."
is based on the belief in the innate wisdom of the physical body which is intertwined with one’s subconscious mind, emotions, and psychology. Through muscle testing, one can test whether something is true or false, healthy or unhealthy, and even help one see the priorities in addressing issues and problems. I find it is a great tool for helping one tap into their intuition, prioritize their focus, and reprogram self-limiting beliefs.