Relief from physical pain

Initially, I studied massage therapy for 250 hours at the San Francisco School of Massage in 1987. I studied for an additional 500 hours at The Exceptional Massage Institute (in Hot Springs, Arkansas) in 2010.

Two of my five initial massage therapy instructors were Ortho-Bionomy Practitioners and I enthusiastically embraced the work in 1987. I studied with the Founder, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, in 1988 and a dozen other instructors all around the world since then. I incorporated Ortho-Bionomy into my massage therapy practice for 23 years, taking classes throughout those years, before I completed the 500 plus hours of Practitioner training in 2010.

Core tenets of the body healing I offer include:
– less is more
– in order for healing to occur, all we need to do is create a safe place, then healing naturally occurs
– healing is more effective, and lasts longer, when the body initiates it from the inside out, rather than forcing the body to change from the outside in

In positional release bodywork, the body tells me when and where healing is possible. I listen, respect and honor the body’s wisdom. Many of my clients call my bodywork “Moon Magic” because the changes occur quickly and painlessly. I think clients use the word “magic” because it’s hard to believe or understand that changes can happen so quickly when you’ve had chronic pain for years and have tried everything you can think of without much relief.

Researchers are just now beginning to understand how chronic pain works. Yet based on this Ted talk on chronic pain it is not yet known how to support the body to heal the source of the pain.  Instead medications are used to mask and/or manage the symptoms. The work I do supports accurate proprioception (the body’s way of communicating with itself), which shortens the healing process and eliminates the need for medications and the possible side-effects that come with them.

Questions? Call (707) 709-8574 or email and I’d be happy to answer your questions.  Another option is to schedule a 75-minute session and experience the relief that is possible right away.  All of my sessions are currently via phone, due to the pandemic. 

I look forward to supporting you in functioning with ease, whether in your body, mind, or relationships.

A clients experience:

“Terri is so skilled in many fields: massage, ortho-bionomy, essential oils, anger-management seminars, mediation, to name a few. She has helped me to walk again. She has a keen eye for understanding physical pain and relieving it.”    – Felice Farrell

Another clients experience:

“I’d like one of those sessions by phone.  Your phone sessions are now my favorite kind of massage.”  – Ginger G.