What is a "Somatic Detective"

“This breathing body

 is how we experience & inhabit the world,

 how we are visible & sensible to one another.”                                                                         ~David Abram

This work is a process of discovery. Our bodies hold our stories, written in the flesh.  

Sometimes to our detriment stress, strain or trauma- physical, mental or emotional-

remain held in the body.

Somatic.  Soma is the "body",  somatic is "the body experienced from within."  Inquiring into that unique experience, I let the body & the breath guide me; investigating what is visible and what lies beneath

the layers with attentive, empathetic, deliberate focus is the basis of what I offer.

Bodywork's strength to direct conscious awareness

into the body– how it moves, how it holds patterns of old injuries or traumas- helps change the relationship to one's body.  When one attunes to the body's intelligence we connect to it's innate healing ability

and engage the dynamic interconnection of body,

mind and spirit. 

The body speaks its own language through movement

of the limbs but also the internal structures- tissues, membranes, bones, fluids - and subtle energies.  As a Somatic Detective the body is the evidence I inquire into as my hands listen and respond to the shifts and tensions in those movements to help restore your body to greater health and ease of movement.

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Listening to the body we learn ourselves more deeply.  These amazing bodies, even when we're not aware, absorb & respond to stressful or unhealthy stimulus. Once those events are past- be it a physical injury, a health crisis, a difficult job or relationship- the body can hold onto the imprints adapted from that experience. Untangling those imprints, integrating & awakening what pain, and protection from pain, has numbed, cut off, or shut down returns us to our wholeness in the present moment instead of held in the aftermath of the past. 


A deepened awareness of what the body expresses invites greater choice and an enhanced ability for change-- be it to breathe more deeply, move more freely, or feel more connected- reminding you the agency you have in your own health.  Resilience is the product of that agency- recognition of the vast resources you can harness to sustain and augment your

inherent physical and energetic vitality.

The body keeps
the score.

                        -Bessel van der Kolk