MODALITIES & TECHNIQUES

In general, sessions will have elements of each modality. Depending on your current needs and desires, we'll utilize various  tools to facilitate healing, embodiment, and health.

BIODYNAMIC

CRANIOSACRAL

Present and Healing Touch

This modality is gentle enough for a newborn and yet potent enough to help those with chronic disease.

ILAN LEV METHOD

Playful and Rhythmic 

 

A unique bodywork method that uses lively yet passive, movement to invite release in muscular patterns.

EMBODIMENT

PRACTICE

 Your Internal Landscape

What does it feel like to inhabit your body? This skill helps regulate and resource our body/mind.

Regardless of your condition and goals, you can expect to...

  • Receive skillful & caring healing touch

  • Increase resilience, resources & body awareness

  • Decrease symptoms and core conditions

  • Learn techniques & tools for self-care and healing

 

BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL 

This hands on therapy creates a safe container where trauma and pain are met, witnessed, and transmuted. 

It is subtle, yet powerful. In an era and world where our bodies and minds constantly experience stimulation and process information, this method allows our nervous system (the communication and processing center of the body) to relax- phew!

  • Off shoot of Osteopathy developed in the 1930's

  • Fully clothed and laying comfortably, the client may experience deep relaxation and sleep as well as strong internal sensations.

  • Roots and philosophy from western medicine as well as eastern philosophy and spirituality.

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Transformation

is often more

about unlearning

then learning.

~Richard Rohr

 

ILAN LEV METHOD

In a symphony of movement, the joints, muscles and neuromuscular system find comfort, release, and repatterning with the shakes, rolls and passive movement. 

This method is effective in addressing injuries, stress patterns, and inflammation. It's a physical dialogue between the practitioner and client accessing freedom through our structure (our skeleton).  It's playful, delightful, relaxing and healing.

  • Developed by a Feldenkrais practitioner in Israel. It's practiced by hundreds of  therapists in Israel and Europe, but only a few in U.S.

  • Fully clothed and laying comfortably, the client is treated through passive, spontaneous yet precise movements.

  • Well known in Israel within the professional dance community; this method works especially well with repetitive movement patterns and injuries.

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The sense and perception of our internal state which informs the experience of our well-being and emotions.

It aids in self-awareness.

INTEROCEPTION

 

EMBODIMENT PRACTICE

"Embodiment is to the physical as mindfulness is to thought". This is a huge topic and area that various somatic and mindfulness approaches investigate and use. 

 

From my understanding, regardless of the method, (most) approaches work on the skill of interoception- the experience of the body's internal state.  It's a skill and practice that cultivates awareness to your current body sensations . It uses the tools of presence, attention, intention, and sensory tracking.

 

Your home exercises as well as part of your treatment time will be dedicated to this powerful practice.

  • A contemplative practice and therapeutic tool that reduces stress & anxiety, increases self-regulation and effects our brain and immune system. 

  • Many "systems" practice embodiment from spirituality (like Buddhism) to psychology (i.e. Somatic Experiencing), to somatic practices (i.e. Body-Mind-Centering and yoga) to clinical/scientific research.  

  • Like mindfulness practice, embodiment  gets richer and more helpful with daily intention and exercises.

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COME EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE FUSION OF

SKILLFUL TOUCH, DEEP WITNESSING

& EMBODIMENT COACHING

metabodytherapy@gmail.com

Tel: 413.400.0825

25 Main Street Office 217 Northampton, MA 01060

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