I’m MaryAnn Reynolds, bodyworker… also known as MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB…master of science, licensed massage therapist, board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Welcome to my website.
I offer advanced bodywork sessions in the Austin, Texas, area, and in Taos, New Mexico, in summers. I also offer free phone consultations, and I teach Self-Treatment for TMJ Issues on Zoom.
My Schedule page has a link for scheduling sessions.
To schedule sessions with me at West Holistic Medicine in downtown Austin, please call 512-814-0148. I’m available there Mon-Thurs 9:30am-1:00pm.
#BiodynamicMeditation now on Instagram
I recently started a series of Instagram posts focusing on what I’m calling Biodynamic Meditation. If you’re interested, please consider following me there. I’m @mareynolds.
When I started taking Craniosacral Biodynamics classes in 2013 from Ryan Hallford, I already had a daily meditation practice, and I began to explore the perception and awareness skills needed to offer Craniosacral Biodynamics sessions to people.
I’ve long wondered why Biodynamic Meditation isn’t already a type of meditation available to the public, since with practice anyone can become familiar with their own innate healing abilities and can augment their own health and well-being.
It isn’t, so I’m doing it. This is an exploration, and I don’t know exactly where I’m going with this. Learning how to teach it, perhaps.
In my mind, doing Biodynamic Meditation doesn’t replace the combined healing energies of receiving sessions from skilled, trained practitioners. Hardly anyone has the financial resources to receive a Craniosacral Biodynamics session every day…but many, if not most, of us can find time to sit quietly most days and tune in to our wholeness and well-being.
These posts may give you inspiration.
Simple things you can do to reduce stress
I recently completed a 4-hour continuing education class in Ethics, Communication, and Boundaries through the Lens of the Nervous System. The instructor based this course around applying polyvagal theory in a massage therapy practice.
I want to share some simple things that anyone can use to reduce stress.
Experiment with these and find your favorites — and use them as needed when your stress response is activated!
- Making your exhalations longer than your inhalations for a couple of minutes.
- Singing and humming.
- Orienting to the space you’re in by slowly gazing all around you.
- Lifting your gaze and imagining the sun shining on your face, neck, and shoulders.
- Finding something that’s pleasing and telling yourself “I am safe and happy”.
- Making micro movements, dancing, doing yoga.
- Listening to calming music.
Community Healing Circle
If you’d like to give Craniosacral Biodynamics a chance before deciding to schedule a full session, there’s a way to do that.
Come to the Community Healing Circle on the first Saturday of every month at Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 South Lamar, 5:30-8:30 pm.
The next opportunity is December 3.
Healers of various kinds offer 25-minute sessions for a donation of $25-35, which goes to nonprofits.
You can sign up for a session (or several) and hang out in the lobby or lounge until your start time, on the hour or the half-hour.
Reasons people sought craniosacral biodynamics (summer 2022)
Here’s a link to my latest post of why people seek Craniosacral Biodynamics sessions, both for specific physical issues and for whole body issues.
If you’re curious about whether Craniosacral Biodynamics can help with your issues, this may give you a good idea of the range of issues it can help with. This post links to the previous season’s post, which links to the previous post, for a more comprehensive view.
Read my Fall Equinox 2022 newsletter!
Check out my musings on the rich role balance plays in life, an invitation to consider the effects of imprints such as birth, habits, and heredity on our lives, some highlights from my summer travels in New Mexico and Colorado, and a resource for those with TMJ issues.
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Would you like to give a gift of wellness to a loved one? The holidays approach, and you very likely know someone with jaw pain or tension who would love some relief, or someone who could benefit from a craniosacral biodynamics session.
Since I don’t take tips, these gift certificates cover the cost of most of the sessions I offer.