Therapeutic Massage • Healing Bodywork
Why Bodywork?


Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is
a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses.
                                                                   William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The spa industry is exploding with the success of a new strategy—marketing massage as a luxurious extravagance. This has never been my orientation to good bodywork.  Of course, I love the pleasurable aspect of receiving a massage, but that is a fringe benefit of a therapy I consider radically important to my health and wellbeing. The documented benefits of massage include:
  • Deep relaxation
  • Increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Relief of muscle tension
  • Stress Relief, including
    • reduced heart rate
    • lower blood pressure
    • release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers)
  • Decreased joint pain, greater range of motion
  • Greater ease of movement
  • Deeper sleep

As a personal trainer and athlete I experienced first-hand how the work of a skilled massage therapist could accelerate my body’s recovery time between workouts, assist in healing strains or injuries, and help me perform better in the gym and in life. I also witnessed how bodywork improved the health and well-being of my clients, and made it a priority to refer each of them to good massage therapist. 

As a massage therapist, I approach the body as a whole energetic entity.  Though one area of your body may experience discomfort, it is not isolated from the rest of you.  Tension in one area can affect the entire chain of related joints and muscles.  As I work, I am mindful of the free-flow of energy through your body’s meridians, and frequently use acupressure points to restore equilibrium.  I also recognize the importance of simply taking time to relax and be nurtured, and I believe this to be one of the most healing aspects of good bodywork.

With each client, my intention is to hold a space for healing that best suits the individual.  Sometimes healing happens through deep relaxation when the mind lets go and the body begins to feel itself.  The skilled manipulation of energy and tissue may also help restore one’s sense of wholeness with better physical alignment, muscular balance, and less pain.  While I do not pretend to know what it takes to heal anyone, I offer my skill, and insight as an invitation to open a space in which healing becomes available. 

I am grateful to serve those I work with, and I wish you health and wholeness wherever your journey takes you.

Namaste,
Robert



Robert Head BA CPT CMT
916 764 6014
3560 J Street , Suite 3, Sacramento, CA 95816
robert@bodyworkbalance.net
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