Rachel Beth Kaplan Healing Arts
Located in Ashland, Oregon
Dependent upon your intention for our time together, Intuitive Bodywork Sessions may include a blend of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point work, circulatory massage and craniosacral with the inclusion of somatic inquiry. I use my intuition, grounded in 16+ years as a Massage Therapist, a precise knowledge of anatomy and 20+ years of studying yoga, movement, meditation and the mind/body/spirit connection to guide our work together. There can be a focus on whatever you would like to explore such as: structural balancing, injuries, areas of pain and discomfort, relaxation, or a more relational or emotional focus such as vulnerability, safety, trust, connection, boundaries, experiencing emotions, grief processes, resolving trauma, all inviting greater conscious awareness of your human embodiment. Sessions vary from deep tissue to soft touch based on what your body is calling for and always with your consent.
Receiving the gentle, present and still touch of craniosacral work can create a deeply meditative state similar to the lucid state between sleeping and waking. This profound state infused with respectful and loving attention to areas of difficulty can open a gateway for releasing emotional, spiritual and physical wounds and invite a deeper connection with your whole self, re-centering and harmonizing mind/body/spirit. Craniosacral is a manual therapy derived from Osteopathy which targets the cranial bones, brain, nervous system, facial bones and teeth, organs, spine, cerebral spinal fluid, reciprocal tension membranes and fascia to optimize, nourish and heal. Based on your interest and intention we explore your experience during your session with somatic inquiry. Recipients often report a feeling of "coming home," clarity and a calm energized feeling following a craniosacral session. In some instances, some people may be quite tired and need to create time and space to rest after our session.
Craniosacral can be especially effective for the physical treatment of TMD and jaw pain, headaches, concussions, whiplash and other head injuries, nerve pain, insomnia/irregular sleep patterns.
*Craniosacral is received with your clothes on. Please bring or wear comfortable clothes for your session.
Somatic inquiry is the process of bringing attention to the sensations, thoughts, images, emotions and impulses that arise in the present moment to be felt, examined, understood and reconciled. Shining light on these inner workings of lived experience and learning how to relate to them, gives opportunity to live less in reaction and trance and instead find greater freedom, peace, presence and joy. Allow me to guide and witness you with curiosity, non-judgement and unconditional love as we inquire into your lived experience and explore whatever blocks the way of your deepest longing. These sessions are inspired by my study of Vipassana meditation, Mindfulness, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, the NeuroAffective Relational Model and the works of Jeannie Zandi, Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Gabor Maté and Stephen Porges.