After a session, my clients just feel the improvement because they breathe better, move better, and have improved posture and gait.
I am currently finishing a rigorous certification with the Barral Institute
Visceral and Neural Manipulation. This helped me understand the behavior of all tissue. Muscles, Fascia, Nerves, Skull, Arteries, and Organs are the scope of this work.
Almost two decades later, Alchemy is a way to bring a wide web of my life experiences together.
Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Yoga Instructor
As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by human behavior and interaction. I've been an observer.
As I grew into a young adult I became confused and curious about what our purpose as human beings is as well as saddened by the struggles as we try to figure it all out.
In my quest for understanding, I have studied and practiced Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Alexander Technique, as well as a Masters in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in expressive arts and bodied centered therapies. I have been and continue to be my own subject and I am privileged to be able to work with others on this path.
Acupuncturist: The primary tools of Chinese medicine are qigong exercise prescription, tuina massage/bodywork, acupuncture, herbal therapy and diet, exercise and lifestyle suggestion. It’s my mission to not only turn around your pain and suffering but to put the pen back in your hand, help you find the tools you need to listen to your own guidance and watch you begin to write the story of your health and happiness.
That is self-aware healthcare!
And that is my passion!
If that sounds like the kind of awareness and assistance you would love in your life then I would LOVE to help you.
Massage Therapist: For over forty years, I have dedicated my energies to developing an intuitive understanding of the human body and how massage can ease even chronic, long-term pain. I began my formal bodywork studies on the Monterey Peninsula in the shadow of the Esalen Institute many years ago, and the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know yet.
Massage comes naturally to me: "You're massaging MY DOG!" my cousin once complained. (I can't help it. All living things need some love.)
The High Country attracts a surprising amount of talent and wisdom in many areas, including the healing arts. I'm grateful to be surrounded by a community of mentors in the field I love, and I am very happy to have been able to join the Alchemy team in 2018.
Massage Therapist: I am a Massage Therapist with a background in Energy work. Some of my techniques include Integrative and Therapeutic Massage, Swedish, Medical, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, and EFT. My mission is to assist in the process of allowing your body to heal itself. My goal is to have you leave each session feeling better than when you walked in, Your overall health is my priority. My passion is to allow space for you to relax and be present, decompress, and find relief from stress, physical and emotional pain. I have many tools that I use intuitively to make every massage customized to your needs specific to the moment you need them
Alexander Technique: I have been involved with the Alexander Technique since 1993. In 2007, I graduated from CBAS and became a teaching member of Alexander Technique International. Concurrently, in 2006, I began taking lessons with Linnie Osyler and it changed my life.
"The Alexander technique is a way of learning how you can get rid of harmful tension in your body."Although certainly not a full definition of the Alexander Technique, this is a good start.*
"The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. I look forward to sharing it with whoever is interested.
I am a graduate counseling intern studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Body-Centered Therapy concentration and a Systemic Multicultural certificate. I hope to create an environment that fosters wellness, cultivates growth, and encourages whole-hearted living for my clients by incorporating the values of social justice and multicultural competency, as well as utilizing approaches such as mindfulness, body awareness, and person-centered counseling. I am passionate about supporting individuals of diverse identities who are seeking personal change and growth, and I believe every person has a unique cultural identity that deserves to be welcomed and heard. My counseling work and values are rooted in enhancing the human quality of life, embracing diversity, fostering a healing environment, promoting social justice and client advocacy