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Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
~ Mother Theresa

As a bodyworker, I often see the people who have tried everything else and still hurt every day. I have seen you make space in your life to learn about your body and to care for it and heal it. I know that sometimes this takes bravery and a certain amount of stubbornness and the determination that some will call selfishness. I know that sometimes my contribution is 50 percent skill and 50 percent patience and presence.

I believe that a loving presence can be healing in and of itself. It is important to me that I cultivate more than strong hands. I make an effort to get to know your attitudes about your body and about your injury or illness.

I believe that no one knows your body like you do. This relationship — you and your own flesh — has its own dynamic. How does your body talk to you? How do you talk to / about your body? What kind of partner are you to your body?

I believe that a big part of healing takes change, a dynamic agreement with yourself to be closer to your body every minute of every day and to do what is necessary to respond adequately to the information your body sends you.

I believe that change is the only constant in the universe. So by changing ourselves and our habits, we are aligning ourselves closer with the way of our natural environment. Just as the seasons change the world around us, we can move beyond our set patterns and postures and adapt to our life circumstances while maintaining an inner sense of calm and a physical sense of wellbeing.

I believe that healing your body is a growth experience. It often requires that you get quiet and still with yourself. Then that you are honest about what you see and courageous about taking the correct action for your body.

What would she say if you asked your body what she needs?

I believe that you are not powerless, that part of living in a body includes the innate ability to heal yourself. We live in a natural system that supports us perfectly, surrounded with everything we need to be happy and healthy.