Course Descriptions

Current ONE BODY courses fall into these categories:  Therapeutic Massage Techniques, Movement and Exercise TherapiesSelf-Care, EthicsScience, and Energy Work.  The Therapeutic Massage Series courses combine several ways of working with specific areas of the body to relieve stress, pain and imbalances. The companion Movement and Exercise classes provide specific exercises for clients – both to release structural imbalances and discomfort, and to integrate changes experienced during a bodywork session. Ethics courses address professional roles, boundaries, and standards, as well as exploring cycles and stages in serving others.

Science courses focus on the differences in the impact of the brain and hormonal changes for men and women, and related support resources. Energy Work courses explore integrative therapeutic approaches for heartful healing, as well as subtle self-correcting movements and shifts in levels of being. Another Therapeutic Massage course (Get to the Point) utilizes reflex points to work with the endocrine system and neuro-lymphatic reflexes.

“This work is easy on the therapist’s hands, yet amazingly effective to the client’s body. Great techniques to incorporate with nearly any type of bodywork.” – Cathy, Knoxville

One Body Therapeutic Massage Techniques

ONE BODY BASICSsm

Introduces four complementary bodywork techniques that work in concert with the proprioceptive nervous system to bring or re-create balance and ease in structure and function in the client’s body. Techniques include movement patterns, positional release, isometrics/isotonics, and integrative techniques.

ALL IN YOUR HEADsm

Focuses on head and neck, shoulders, clavicles and scapulae. Employs several techniques in these areas: exploring and freeing movement patterns, releasing structural imbalances through positioning, incorporating gentle isometric/isotonic resistance. Provides techniques to integrate changes and re-educate the client.

GOT YOUR BACKsm

Focuses on cervical spine, thorax, scapulae, ribcage, lumbars, and sacrum. Addresses habitual and potential movement patterns; releases positions of tension and limitation in upper, middle, and lower back; incorporates gentle isometric/isotonic resistance to enhance balance. Provides integrative techniques to reinforce changes and re-educate the client.

“This is a non-invasive, practitioner-friendly way of getting great results in the client’s soft tissue.” – Elaine, Charleston

TAKE A STANDsm

Focuses on pelvis, hips, upper and lower legs, knees, ankles, and feet. Provides pre-and post-assessments of standing and walking postures, identifies habitual movement patterns and options, applies positional release to enhance postural balance, and incorporates gentle isometric/isotonic resistance. Provides integrative techniques to reinforce changes and re-educate the client.

FRONT AND CENTERsm

Focuses on shoulders, scapulae, clavicles, sternum and ribs. Reveals patterns to rebalance bilateral movement. Identifies positioning to release specific points of tension in shoulder joints, scapulae, and individual ribs. Introduces isometric breathwork in ribcage and intercostals. Provides techniques to integrate changes and re-educate the client.

WELL-ARMED AND HANDYsm

Focuses on upper arms and shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists and hands. Reinforces bilateral balance movements in shoulders and scapulae. Enhances ease and range of motion in arms, elbows, forearms, wrists and hands. Presents options for enhancing flexion/extension, rotation, side-bending and more with elbows, wrists, hands. Employs isometric techniques to release resistance. Provides integrative techniques to reinforce changes and re-educate the client.

GET TO THE  POINTsm


Focuses on relationship between the endocrine system and neurolymphatic reflexes. Provides a system of identifying and stimulating reflex points to facilitate balancing of the organs and lymphatic drainage.

Companion Movement and Exercise Therapies

Provide specific exercises for use by both client and practitioner, to release structural imbalances and personal discomfort, as well as home care exercises to integrate changes experienced within a session. Individual courses in movements and exercises and self care are tailored to complement one of the One Body Therapeutic Massage Techniques classes:

  • Head, Neck, Shoulders complements ALL IN YOUR HEAD
  • Back – Spine, Sacrum complements GOT YOUR BACK
  • Pelvis/Hips, Legs, Feet complements TAKE A STAND
  • Sternum, Clavicles, Ribs complements FRONT AND CENTER
  • Shoulders, Arms, Hands complements  WELL-ARMED AND HANDY

“While self care exercises are deceptively simple, their practice is immediately beneficial.” – Mary, Fargo

Ethics

ETHICS: ROLES AND BOUNDARIESsm

Addresses appropriate and professional responses to emotions and situation that may arise in bodywork practice, and reviews guidelines for professional conduct – roles, boundaries, standards. Meets requirements for state and national (NCBTMB) re-certification CEs. Provides practitioners opportunities to interact and exchange practical input and problem-solving to address ethical issues.

“This Ethics class stimulated real conversations about real situations – with helpful suggestions of what others had found useful.” – Jill, Raleigh

ETHICS: PERSONAL CYCLES OF SERVICEsm

Focuses on stages of service by caregivers and healing practitioners. Explores stages in serving others from purposeful activity and social responsibility to selfless action, authenticity, and higher calling.  Provides  information and opportunity for identity of current personal cycle and goals.  Meets  requirements for state and national (NCBTMB) recertification CEs.

“This course helps you to explore your journey of service to others – your values and beliefs, and how you got there.” – Jocelyn, Bismarck

Science

FEMALE BRAIN AND HORMONESsm

Focuses  on impact of the female brain and hormonal changes on the phases of women’s lives.  Explores mind-body connections, supportive experiences, and healing techniques.

MALE BRAIN AND HORMONESsm

Focuses  on impact of the male brain and hormones on the phases of men’s lives.  Explores mind-body connections, supportive experiences, and healing techniques.

MALE AND FEMALE BRAIN AND HORMONESsm

Focuses on comparing differing development and stages for men and women, and exploring means of compatible interactions and support.

WOMEN’S CAREsm

Focuses  on recognition of impact of phases and stages in women’s lives, with exploration of intersections with men’s phases and stages, meaningful choices, connections, and supportive resources.

MEN’S CAREsm

Focuses  on recognition of impact of phases and stages in men’s lives, with exploration of intersections with women’s phases and stages, meaningful choices, connections, and supportive resources.

Energy Work

HEARTFUL HEALINGsm

Exploring integrative therapeutic approaches to support healing and recovery from life-changing conditions and or dis-eases.

EXPLORING SUBTLE MOVEMENTsm

Focuses on observing, following, and supporting clients’ subtle self-correcting movements. Provides practice in accessing connections and shifts among physical, energetic, and emotional levels of being.

Contact Information

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2015 CE Class Update
I’m on sabbatical from teaching CE classes this year. Time to rejuvenate, relocate (downsizing - still in Asheville), and recharge my creative juices.

Check back for CE classes to be offered in 2016. I anticipate teaching again in several sites In NC, ND, and TN.

Client Sessions
Meanwhile, I’m continuing to provide individual One Body and/or Matrix Energetics client sessions in Asheville, Charlotte, or distance sessions by phone.

New: “Ageless Grace” presentations to have fun while aging well.

Client Sessions by Appointment

In Charlotte: monthly

In Asheville: ongoing

Distance: by phone

For more information, please contact me at 704:968-2145 or e-mail using the link above.