a member of the Esalen massage staff since 1980, teaches internationally, focusing on bodywork's energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspect. She is a Reiki teacher, a Circle of Life facilitator/coach, and a licensed graduate of The Center for Spiritual Healing.
This advanced massage workshop focuses on the shoulder girdle and the interplay of muscular balance between the neck, thoracic cavity, spine, and arms. Imbalances and chronic tension around the scapulae, neck, and shoulder are frequently caused by misaligned habitual movement patterns. These holding patterns result in kyphosis, elevated/retracted shoulders, or a depressed chest, all of which affect one’s ability to breathe fully and can support habits of fear and anxiety.