Who doesn’t love a head massage? Check it out and help me name it!

After spending 4 days recently taking a class called “Addressing the Skull,” I want to get you onto my massage table so I can practice, practice, practice! It’s the best way I know to integrate training into, well, my advanced integrative bodywork practice.

I also need your help naming this new addition to my repertoire. I want to describe it separately from a Zero Balancing session. In my view, a ZB session addresses the whole body, including the head, whereas a skull/cranium/crown session spends most of a 45-minute session on the head.

This was a class in Zero Balancing, which aligns your structure and frees your energy, but most of the session will be spent addressing your skull. I learned lots of secrets of the skull, including that working on the outside of the skull affects the inside, i.e., the brain. And it’s not exactly a massage. It uses artful touch and knowledge of anatomy to find those places that release tension you may not have even known you had.

For instance, there is a place behind your ears that is similar to that place where dogs love to be petted, behaving as if they could never get enough, leg twitching and groaning with pleasure.

There are several special places on your skull where two or three or four bones come together that just love to be touched.

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I imagine that everyone in the class experienced several releases of tension in their skulls that they were not aware of before. We can get so habituated to stress that it gets normalized. Guess what? Normal can be better. (Thanks to San Antonio ZBer Jamie Carmody for making “Make normal better” her tagline.)

I suspect this work may prevent headaches and migraines.

After four days of training, which included many trades, my friend and I noticed that we could see better. When looking into our training room, the 3D-ness of everything was in sharper relief, and everything had more clarity. Working on the head affects all the senses.

This is your brain, on ZB.

I plan to run this special for a couple of weeks, and may consider extending it after that. I’ve lowered my price by $25 for a 45-minute Zero Balancing session. Go here to book yours.

November 13 is Cindy Anderson Day!

Cindy Anderson was one of my teachers in both the basic licensing program and the advanced program at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. She taught Swedish massage and Shiatsu. I’ve always appreciated Cindy’s abundant joie de vivre, her sense of humor, and her clear sparkling presence.

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Cindy is struggling with health issues that require medical intervention. To help offset the cost at a time when she’s struggling with her health and unable to work, Lauterstein-Conway has designated Tuesday, November 13, as Cindy Anderson Day.

You can participate in multiple ways.

  • You can donate directly any time to her GoFundMe campaign.
  • If you get one of my bodywork sessions on Tuesday, November 13, I will donate the full cost to Cindy’s campaign. I’m hoping for a full day, so sign up now!
  • There’s a benefit at Slow Poke’s Brisket Shack on Saturday, November 17, starting at 4 pm in Manchaca. Take I-35 or Manchaca Road south to FM 1626. It’s a food trailer court east of the railroad tracks and Twin Creeks stoplight, at 737 FM 1626.

If I hear of any more benefits or ways to contribute, I will update this post.

 

The alchemy of touch

My training in the alchemy of touch will end tomorrow, Sunday, May 20. It is beyond thrilling to be extending my bodywork skills into a realm of deeper magic and alchemy.

In bodywork, that translates into quantum-like jumps of transformation, and Zero Balancing is already the most transformative type of bodywork I offer for the shortest amount of time, 30 minutes with you fully clothed.

A mysterious blend of osteopathic manual therapy and Chinese medicine and a few other influences, Zero Balancing (ZB) works with your bones to affect both your structure and your energy.

Here’s a video of Zero Balancing creator Fritz Smith talking about his background and how Zero Balancing is a blend of Eastern and Western traditions, as well as Newtonian (particle) and quantum (wave) physics.  Continue reading “The alchemy of touch”