I have a natural ability to channel energy and help clear psychic and karmic blocks within the energetic system of my client. I open myself up as a channel for universal healing energy in a way similar to reiki. Through a highly-developed intuition, I can help identify the deep emotional and mental causes behind disease, and assist you in bringing them back into balance. This is gentle and subtle work, but often has profound and long-lasting results.
Aquatic bodywork has an ability to soothe, relax and heal at a profoundly deep level. Being held and supported lovingly in a body-temperature warm pool of water and gently floated and stretched is an experience like no other. The gentle stretches (most based on shiatsu) open the body and energize the body's meridians, while the soft motion of the water allows a deep healing trance state. In conjunction with allowing the body to relax more deeply than is possible on land, this is a wonderful way to access early memories and heal deep emotional wounds.
There are four pools available to me. All are great in their own ways, and all have disadvantages. I am still looking for available warm pools in San Francisco, and would be very happy to know of any in the area.
Maki Swim Center: This is the nicest overall pool. It's a small pool in Cupertino where private sessions are available at night most days of the week, with some times also in the morning. This pool is about 45 minute's drive from San Francisco, but if you live on the peninsula or in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or Santa Cruz, this would be a great fit.
Herbst Pool: This pool is located at the Recreation Center for the Handicapped near the San Francisco zoo. The building is well-maintained and clean, but there are limited times available, and all available times are during senior swim times. Clients have reported that they do not generally mind or notice the activity in the pool; however, the public nature of the pool makes this setting less than optimal.
Berkeley High School: Berkeley High School has a warm therapeutic pool that is available some nights. Like the Herbst Pool, the only available times are during disabled/senior swim times. The building is in fairly desparate need of maintenance--bring shower shoes. Reduced rates are available for those wishing to use this pool.
Private Pool in SF: A practitioner friend of mine has a private pool at his home in the Sunset. This is an almost ideal situation--private and comfortable. Available times, however, are sporatic and rare. This is a good situation for those who can be flexible with times and dates.
Swedish massage is the most well-known type of massage. Traditionally it is done with oils or lotions and long, sweeping strokes accross the body. Swedish massage is excellent for circulation, relaxation of tense muscles, and assisting the body to release stored toxins. I offer a non-sexual therapeutic massage only.
Shiatsu is a bodywork style that originates in Japan, and is considered to be part of TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a part of this tradition, emphasis is given to restoring balance to the energetic system of the body. The lines of energy worked in shiatsu are the same as the lines that are worked in accupuncture or accupressure. There are several styles of shiatsu, from quite intense, painful, and tonifying to gentle and relaxing. Zen Shiatsu is a gentle style that should never cause pain, and works the entire body in a sequence that balances and relaxes the body and mind bringing health and peace. Shiatsu is traditionally done on a padded mat on the floor, but can also be adapted to being done on a table. Traditionally, clients wear loose-fitting clothes throughout the session. I am comfortable working on the floor or on the table, but prefer floor work for outcalls.