This page is devoted to gratitudes. If you would like to share with others how your bodywork sessions with me have been helpful to you, please contact me with your comments and I will post them here.
The definition of gratitude, according to Google, is:
“The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”
I like this definition because its about a “quality of being” thankful. I know the sensations of thankfulness in my body. The first thing I notice is that my face gets warm. There’s an awe or surprise in me and my heart feels more alive and more tender. As I relish that feeling, a warm fullness comes into my belly, and my arms and legs feel expansive. I am often moved to say or do something t0 express my gratitude, even if I am alone. I might place my hand on my heart and smile inwardly, shed a tear, or reach for a hug. My body really likes to experience goodness in the world, goodness coming toward me. I relax, feel more vital and connected when I feel gratitude within me. It fortifies me to “show appreciation and return kindness”.
I am grateful for my clients who trust me to touch them, share with me their challenges, and allow me to witness their precious beings.
“I came to Kris to heal an injured shoulder years ago and have been seeing her monthly ever since. The combo of her technical (bodywork) skills and nurturing presence are a highlight of my self-care. M. (Eagan)
“I am grateful for the way Kris helps me manage my fibromyalgia. She uses a range of touch skills and can adjust her approach to whatever my body needs at the time.” P.J. (Mpls.)
“Sessions with Kris help me relax and see things in a better light. Through my cancer treatment and recovery she has helped me feel better physically and emotionally.” K. L. (St Paul)
“Kris helped me connect with my anxious feelings, instead of just trying to make them go away. I’m learning about how to be kind to myself, even if I don’t feel good. I feel calmer and my anxiety is less overall.” R. O. (Mpls.)
“It has been quite the journey, and I can say that even though I came with the focus of dealing with pain as a symptom, I’ve gained tons of understanding about myself. Thank you for taking me on this exploration of healing and growth physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” R. H. (Twin Cities)
“Thank you for helping me prepare myself for knee-replacement surgery, and with the recovery afterward. My pain was less, my strength and ability to do my rehab exercises was so much easier than past surgeries. I’ve learned to work with my body and pay attention to what it’s telling me because of our bodywork therapy together.” C.W. (Wayzata)