Massage therapist and holistic body practitioner offering advanced manual therapy and mentoring services.
Those who know me as Karen may be surprised to see me identified as Joy. This is my middle name which I am shifting to as my preferred name. The quiet of gentle touch can elicit profound opportunities for healing. Using advanced manual therapy skills which draw techniques from a variety of specialities, body work is offered to assist with shifting painful symptoms and increasing mobility. Touch used at a soft interface allows the body to tell its story of pain, trauma or injury. Joy's skilled hands use this information to support the person's inherent blueprint for correction and healing.Read More
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Joy's treatments reflect the wisdom gathered during 30 years of experience and training in cutting edge bodywork therapies. Joy has developed her unique approach to treatments, drawing from Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, and Evolutionary Process.Read More
Time, mobility, distance, and debilitation can make access to care difficult. Perhaps these factors are barriers in your own life. Bioenergy treatments can be done remotely with minimum involvement of the client, making it ideal for wherever you are on the spectrum of health.Read More
The art of paying attention to your body is a teachable skill, worth developing to enable you to calmly move through life and manage stresses. Joy believes that this skill supports developing intuition, leads to improved self-love, self-compassion and self-acceptance.Read More
By touching a body, we touch every event that has impacted it. For a few brief moments we hold all of a client's stories in our hands. We witness someone's experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of their body without judgement, and the occasional listening ear. With these gestures, we reach across the isolation of human experience and hold another person's legend. In massage therapy, we show up and ask in so many ways, "What is it like to be another human being?" In doing so we build a bridge that may heal us both.
Taken from Health History of a Human Being, Tracy Walton (Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation 1999;6(3)