For your understanding of ways I can work, I mention the follow generic types of treatment that are familiar to people:

Reiki is the transmission of energy, hands-off using biomagnetism, or hands-on using light touch. It is usually received clothed. If it is received hands-on, there may be some holding, traction or rocking. The idea is to build energetic containment and cohesion; strengthening your field and encouraging healthy internal flow; while also instigating healthy and harmonious motion. Reiki reorients consciousness from the story of the five senses and activates the direct perception of energy through the chakras.

Shiatsu is the transmission of energy, hands-on, through acupuncture meridians. In North America it is usually received clothed, but without shoes; in Asia it is received mostly unclothed. There may be holding, pressing, stretching, or rocking. The idea is to balance and build Yin and Yang, substance and energy, through a process of pushing and pulling. Shiatsu reorients consciousness from the story of the five senses and activates the direct perception of energy through the meridians.

Massage is the transmission of energy, hands-on-skin. The warmth of the hands makes the fascia, the connective tissue that transmits emotion, more flexible and conductive. The fascia surrounds and connects both our shallow and deep tissues, giving emotional tone and cohesion to who we feel we are. Slow, deep massage brings awareness to deep structure, deep tension and deep feelings. Building association with deep experience loosens attachment to superficial ideas and stories of identity. It shifts cohesion to and reinforces it in a feeling-identified position; a pleasurable and self-accepting one.

Please put aside any social or cultural assumptions about reiki, shiatsu or massage:

Force is minimal here. Pressure is always comfortable, not cathartic. This is a relaxing, good-feeling and calming interaction. There is no enduring here; the process is centered on becoming more relaxed and comfortable by becoming more sensitive and letting sensation-consciousness release tension.

If you prefer forceful, emotionally disconnected structural work I am the wrong therapist. It does not happen here. But if you are willing to experience relaxation and realignment by increasing sensation-consciousness, I might be perfect.

I make sure what I am doing feels good to you at all times, and is good for me to offer. I will not injure my body or yours because you like hard pressure or find pain comforting. This therapy works by sensitizing us to what feels good, and learning to follow that guidance.

Your comfort is important. Please do not force anything either. If you choose to receive treatment unclothed or partially clothed, please do it in a way that honors your vulnerability. If being naked would make you tense or nervous, wear clothes. If you do wear underwear or a bra please make sure they are loose and soft, so they are kind on my hands. Old ones that can get oily are best for massage. Thanks.


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