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Integrative Bodywork is a somatic healing method created to support holistic recovery and alignment, it combines myofascial release, psycho-education, guided awareness, and compassionate self-inquiry to facilitate the client's journey toward integration of body|mind|soul. As such, Integrative Bodywork can be used as a support tool for recovery of both physical and emotional traumas. A modality great for awakening awareness of breath, body, and thought. Helpful for stimulating the ventral branch of the vagus nerve, a natural function in the body that down regulates the fight/flight response that comes with trauma and toxic stress.

Integrative Bodywork is About tuning in deeply to present moment experiencE

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With facilitated awareness of breath, imagery, sensation, emotion, and beliefs, Integrative Bodywork helps folks become more in-tune with their "body map" - our body's internal network of past ideas and experiences. Attending to all parts of our selves past, present + future with a spirit of compassion, care, curiosity, acceptance, and non-judgment affords the client a peaceful inner-system perspective on pain and suffering. Often the result is a profound sense of *deep* understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, and a shift in relationship to the suffering caused by trauma, loss, dissociation, pain, judgment, attachment, craving, and avoidance.

your session is designed to prioritize your presenting needs, sessions might include:

+ myofascial release- a method of using heat and pressure to move & release restrictions in the fascia system of the body. an incredibly effective resource for supporting postural alignment and mobility

+ mind-body connection- engaging the mind to notice and internally facilitate changes in the nervous, muscular, pulmonary, and energy systems of the body

+ sound healing- auditory frequencies are used to shift the energetic flow of the body, globally or within a particular region, i.e. tuning forks, ambient music, singing bowls, binaural beats, and bija seed mantras


+ guided meditation- the use of spoken or recorded meditations for purposes of: relaxation, exploration, awakening, manifestation, lovingkindness, clearing, acceptance, forgiveness, grounding, and balancing

+ creative awareness- tessa will guide you from your brain's thinking and hypervigilant states of being to a deeper state of self-awareness + focused presence.  imagery, inquiry and breathwork prompts are offered and designed to regulate the internal systems of the body and promote overall relaxation, calm, and release

+ focused intention setting- we change behaviors by changing our thoughts through "neuroplasticity", the neurological process that allows us to learn and transform. intention setting is a ritual that can be used to initiate personal transformations big and small by influencing the constructive|destructive nature of your thoughts and behaviors 

clients commonly report having better focus, mood, energy, and clarity post session .

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