I am a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner and member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI, USA), the Brazilian Association of Trauma (Brazil) and The Somatic Experiencing Association UK (SEAUK).
I have been a body worker and somatic therapist for fifteen years and in this time, I have accompanied many people on their processes of healing. I feel blessed to be able to help people improve their lives and discover the path to a state of flowing, empowered, alive health.
I teach regulation of the nervous system as a tool to self empowerment and health improvement, and invite clients to work through all emotion that is tied into negative experiences and imprinted on the body.
I am certified as a body worker in Esalen® Massage, Californian Oasis Massage®, Deep Tissue Massage, Harmonic Rocking, Lomi Lomi Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and the fundamentals of Gestalt therapy.
I first became interested in healing and well being at a young age due to my own health problems. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Reading UK, I followed my heart felt impulse towards the healing arts.
I completed a three-year Iyengar Yoga training course with Ananda Yoga in Buenos Aires and a three-year diploma in Californian Oasis Massage® in OASIS – School of Massage and Healing Arts, under the tutelage of Ingrid May and Nadia Mac Namara. This was a life changing experience which was both personally healing and helped my understanding of the close link between our emotional states and our health.
I continued studying intensely over the coming years and deepened my knowledge of body work and the healing process, becoming an Esalen® Massage Practitioner with Ingrid May and Silvia Guersensvaig, studying Deep Bodywork® with Perry and Johanna Holloman and Trager technique with Trager UK. I spent 10 years supervising my massage clients with a Jungian psychologist and became very familiar with the work of Carl Jung and the psychological archetypes. Over the past fifteen years I have studied the conscious dance programs of 5Rhythms® and Soul Motion®; I have meditated using Vipassana techniques and have had the fortune to spend time with Mooji, teacher of Advaita Vedanta.
In 2012 I became the co-director of OASIS – School of Massage and Healing Arts, Buenos Aires and over the last seven years have had the privilege to accompany many students on their own process of personal healing and self-discovery.
I am also currently a faculty member of SPAZIO – School of Californian Massage, Spain. All of my classes and sessions are held within a context of loving support, personal growth and healing. www.MasajeCaliforniano.com
I am currently living and giving sessions in London, UK. I also travelling on a monthly basis to Barcelona and Madrid to give sessions and teach classes. In time, I will be opening a trauma informed, conscious bodywork school in the UK.