I practice a modality of therapeutic bodywork called Rebalancing. One of the few schools that teach this modality (where I trained) is called the Kootenay School of Rebalancing in the Guanacaste Provence of Costa Rica. The owner and head instructor is an incredible bodyworker, raw food/cleanse guru, and amazing friend named Menlha. The course produces incredible bodyworkers by stripping down the layers of personal conditioning and rebuilding the individual from the inside out. By using meditative arts and mindful exploration combined with experiential, hands on bodywork training, the program has a reputation for results. I attribute much of my life’s joy and success to the wisdom and skill set the program has implemented into the roots of my being. Hats off to my teachers.
The work itself combines a few symbiotic modalities such as Rolfing (deep tissue bodywork), Trager (joint release), Feldenkrais (range of motion techniques) and Cranio-Sacral therapy. All the above techniques rest on a foundation of meditative awareness and exploratory psycho-therapy.
This work has been a part of me for over nine years now and has played an integral role in my personal and professional development, directly and indirectly. It keeps me well, focused, compassionate and inspired.
When practicing, I act as a facilitator of ones exploration of how their life has been organized in their body. Finding subtleties in muscular memory, and consciously unlocking stored trauma in the deeper layers of conditioning contribute to the effectiveness of this work. By having a playful and curious attitude to the work, clients seem to relax into the process, allowing deeper levels of discovery so they can mindfully reset old patterns. The work is deep and gentle, moving and static. I find it awe-inspiring on a regular basis.
As my understanding of the bodywork deepens, it is becoming more apparent that it is simply a starting point for people to make more grandiose changes by using the power of the mind. When the mind is brought into the body, the preoccupations of day to day living sink into the peaceful present. It is in this space where the body’s innate ability to heal itself takes place. The nervous system calms and the adrenals can come out of our “fight or flight” response from the stress of everyday life. Relaxation then happens so that body and mind can start repairing themselves. This process fascinates me to no end and pushes me to keep practicing and sharing this work with as many people as I can.
I look forward to writing more about Rebalancing Bodywork and other empowering modalities of personal reprogramming as time progresses. For more information about the Kootenay School of Rebalancing visit http://www.haciendadelsolcr.com/kootenay.php or shoot me a message and I’ll answer promptly to the best of my ability. Thanks for tuning in, til next time…. *tips cap