Please contact me with your questions.
Q: I suffer from chronic pain and insomnia. I feel like I do all the right things to be healthy, but these problems persist. Can BodyBeing sessions help me?
A: The bodywork and skills I offer can help you address aspects of you that are unconscious and automatic. When you deeply relax and come toward yourself with the support of skilled touch and dialogue, you can acknowledge sensation and emotion that is there. Your body feels tended to and nourished. Chronic core tension can ease, allowing your body to rest.
Q: I am going through treatment for breast cancer. I was told by my massage therapist that she cannot work with me. Can BodyBeing bodywork help me?
A: Yes, the bodywork I offer can help you engage your relaxation response and boost your healing. If you’d like the support and comfort of touch, I can work with you wherever you are in your treatment and recovery. Though massage may be contraindicated during part of your treatment and recovery, Cranio-sacral Therapy and Rosen Method Bodywork are very gentle, non-massage approaches that address nausea, pain, and other unpleasant side effects of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Of course, always ask your doctor if any type of bodywork is appropriate for your current circumstances.
Q: How can BodyBeing help me prepare for surgery and recover after surgery?
A: Bodybeing bodywork and self-awareness skills can help you prepare your body for the changes ahead, to align your being with the restorative features of the treatment or surgery ahead of you, and to help you acknowledge your fears, grief, or anger around your situation.
When you are relaxed and present with your body, cell regeneration and restorative physiological processes are greatly improved. Even in illness, injury and pain, you can help your body heal.
After surgery, the body-unconscious often needs our nourishing attention in the areas that had the repair. I can help you come toward the wounds, the places in your body where changes have happened, to accelerate your healing. General anesthesia can be scary for the autonomic nervous system which may respond as if your life energy is shutting down. Sensing into your body with touch as a guide can help you reclaim aliveness, gain strength and experience healing.
When your sutures have healed, integrative massage can release scar tissue and muscle tension to improve range of motion and general circulation. BodyBeing bodywork can augment your fitness recovery, flush toxins, and integrate scars, joint replacements and prosthetics.
Q: I am going through a divorce and have so much stress in my body I can hardly sleep at night. My blood pressure is high and I am having trouble concentrating at work. My doctor says I should find ways to relax. Can BodyBeing help me?
A: It is crucial to find ways to engage the relaxation response when dealing with long-term stress so that the body does not get “stuck” in a high stress response pattern. The nurturing nature of BodyBeing bodywork can relieve stress and give you awareness tools that help you relax in daily life. Get through rough transitions by calming your nervous system, rejuvenating your strength and balance, and opening to new perspectives.
Q: I have a history of trauma and suffer from anxiety. My mental health care practitioner referred me to Kris. Does Kris need the details of my therapy for the bodywork to be effective?
A: Often people have worked with psychotherapists before they come to bodywork sessions with me. I typically need to have a basic summary of your history from you for our sessions. In complex cases where ongoing psycho-therapeutic or medical support would benefit our work together, you may sign a waiver form allowing your mental health practitioner and I to communicate about you. BodyBeing bodywork and self-awareness training is about how you engage with yourself in the present moment. What you learn in our sessions can be processed with your mental health care professional.