BODY WORK + BODY WORK THERAPY
BODY WORK: JEN VERSHBOW
Jen considers herself a life-long student of the body and utilizes the combination of intuitive and scientific knowledge as a powerful catalyst for growth and healing. Her intuitive approach to both bodywork and strength training is based on connecting with each individual and assessing unique needs. She draws from her knowledge of anatomy, yoga, meditation, sports medicine and nutrition, as well as her studies abroad to create specific treatment plans and goals for client with a diverse range of conditions and goals.
BODY WORK: KEN KAWAJI
Ken's training lies in the deep gentle arts of Shiatsu, manual lymphatic drainage and the cranio-sacral core. He works in the deeper physical aspects to unlock and unwind the musculotendinous, fascial and ligamental, from the attachment to the belly of the musculoskeletal aggravation. You will leave the massage feeling refreshed and reenergized--and he will help you re-set and release the effects of the daily grind and bindings of our everyday tasks.
BODY WORK: MICKEY BARR
Mickey Barr is an Ashtanga yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist who studied in the US and Thailand. He specializes in both orthopedic massage and Thai massage:
Orthopedic massage is performed on a massage table. The client typically undresses (optional) and is covered with a sheet and blanket (draped.) The area to be massaged is undraped and the massage is performed on the skin. Orthopedic massage is ideal for clients suffering from chronic pain, nerve pain, repetitive stress injuries, and postural imbalances. Techniques used include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, positional release and nerve mobilization.
Thai Massage is performed on a mat on the floor and the client remains clothed. The therapist uses all of their limbs to perform the massage including hands, feet, knees and elbows. Thai Massage is ideal for clients seeking full body treatments, sports massage, acupressure, increased range of motion and relaxation massage.
BODY WORK THERAPIST: KELIN UNDERWOOD
Kelin was drawn into massage and bodywork therapy largely from her own struggle with--and journey though--an eating disorder. Throughout her life she felt a continuous pull to ‘figure out’ how to embody the body she was in—and bodywork therapy felt like the most direct way to explore this work.
As a body work therapist Kelin uses Felt Sense Focusing, Hakomi inspired dialogue, Usui Reiki, Polarity Therapy and TCM Acupressure to help people who are struggling with—or recovering from—eating disorders, body dissociation, anxiety, depression and trauma. She believes this therapeutic work brings awareness back to the body—and unwinds deeply held emotional and somatic patterns that impose imbalance and gently work to bridge the preconceived gap between mind and body.