Experiencing Somato-Emotional Work at Somadi
About Somadi Sessions
All massage, energy work, and intuitive coaching sessions (except for the ayurvedic abyhanga massage) will weave in a personally designed blend of energy healing, deep tissue massage, guided meditations and breathwork- tailored to meet the specific needs of your mind-body system. We can design how much time we want spent in each component depending on what feels most useful that day. Some days we are constantly in deep tissue massage with tracking of core issues, teaching your mind-body system how to open and release bracing along with some guided meditations to dismantle your defense systems so that you can feel like yourself more. Other days you might need to talk a few things through before we move to the table, and you might need more energy healing in order to dive deeper into some core patterns that you want to liberate.
At all times, it’s up to you how you want things to go. I’m a guide, but you’re telling me what you need as the needs come up as well and together we are navigating your system like loving explorers looking for loopholes in what looked like dark or tense places. Sometimes tension in the physical body needs to be released before the emotional or mental bodies are released, and vice versa. We start every session with a full system scan, to see what stands out the most in the chakra energies and overall nervous system patterns. From there, we can assess from there what do in the session. Sessions are also designed to teach your body how to open and feel a greater sense of connectedness, safety, warmth, and peace than you may be used to. (My intention is to increase your capacity to generate pleasant feelings.) We might be discussing and unpacking the layers of deeper mental or emotional patterns and how they manifest as tension in the physical body. As those layers are unravelled in a space of healing, we will work together to bring healing and growth to the parts of us that are ready. The goal of all sessions is to have you feel more empowered, peaceful and “like yourself.” When booking a session, think about what you really need on all levels.
Somato-Emotional Release Massage
This awesome technique uses breath, touch and awareness to make contact with and clear emotional and energetic blockages in the body, leading to a sense of embodiment, empowerment and wholeness. What I’ve found from working with so many people is that the body stores emotions and belief systems that, when out of alignment with our true nature, cut off the flow of energy and create either physical or emotional tension and pain. Instinctive bracing, emotions and beliefs tend to be stored in specific parts of the body.
Somato-Emotional Release Massage allows us to breathe into and release the parts of ourselves that we’ve rejected, denied or disowned. At the same time, we are working together to embody more of our true nature through a deep sense of connection, self-love and feelings of empowerment, safety and security. The pressure applied is slow and deliberate so that you can breathe into and release the places in your body have been holding onto control, fear or tension. The goal is to get energy to flow into those areas that have been guarded or restricting again so that you can feel aliveness and wholeness instead of blocking out sensation.
Energy Work & Reiki Healing
In a nutshell, energy work, to me, means that we are placing attention, loving presence and a specific feeling such as safety, freedom, peace etc. directed at a specific part of the mind-body system that really could use some nourishment. When we hold loving presence for these parts, energy starts to flow, and the parts that were stuck suddenly have enough energy to start finding a new and healthier pathway. But if you want an even more thorough explanation, here it goes:
We are energy and we are surrounded by energy. Everything in the universe is energy at it’s most basic level, and so are we. Within this sea of energy, each of us has our own unique energy field, our own unique energy pattern or vibration. This energy field is very complex. However, for our purposes we shall break it down into two simple components.
First there is the part of the energy field which is created by you. Created by your thoughts, your emotions, your actions, your beliefs, your experiences. Created by the electrochemical processes occurring within your physical body all the time. Created by your very existence. This part of your energy field emanates from you and surrounds you and is often referred to as the aura (the chakras are also a part of this energy field). The second component of your energy field is the universal life force energy flowing through and around you and your energy field.
There are many layers or “bodies” within this energy field and many energy pathways as well. Each layer of your energy field is typically associated with an aspect of yourself, for example, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. There are also many pathways within this energy field along which energy flows, connecting the different layers or energy bodies to each other.
Just as blood flows through your circulatory system, bringing nutrients to cells and removing harmful wastes, universal life force energy travels along the pathways of your energy systems. This life force energy not only nourishes and supports every cell of your body, it provides “nourishment” and support to you on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. Each of these aspects of your being are intimately connected to each other and a problem in one can have an affect on the others. When the flow of life force energy within your energy field is disrupted, blocked, or out of balance, the healthy functioning of this energy field is impaired. This impairment can then manifest as mental, emotional, physical or spiritual issues within your life.
Our energies respond and are affected by the energies around us and in our environment. They can also be affected by our experiences and our life circumstances. Most importantly they are affected by our responses to the “outside” influences in our lives. Every thought, every emotion, that we have has an energy to it that affects our energy field. Every belief that we have has an energy pattern that our affects our energy field. Just as toxins can build up in our blood stream eventually poisoning the entire system if the body’s systems of elimination are blocked, so our energy fields can become a toxic wasteland if we hold on to emotions, thoughts, and energy patterns whose time is past. So, our energy field is affected by us and it is affected by our environment (if we allow it to be).
Energy therapies such as Reiki, Chakra Balancing and Intuitive Energy Healing help to restore the healthy balance of the energy field and its associated energy pathways, clearing blockages and addressing imbalances, thereby facilitating health and wellness, keeping the healthy flow of energy moving through your energy field. Energy work can also help release psychological or emotional patterns that interfere with our sense of ease and happiness.
Many people find energy work to be a beneficial tool for chronic and acute pain; mental clarity; relaxation and stress management; depression and anxiety; spiritual growth and connection; an enhanced sense of inner peace and well-being; release of unwanted patterns and energies, improved immunity, recovery from surgery; chronic or acute illness; support during times of transition or challenge; life purpose and direction; healing from abuse, trauma, neglect, and grief.
In chakra balancing, I scan the chakras to see which chakras are blocked and I open them or allow the emotion buried to be released. Usually, when out of balance, a chakra is either undercharged and needs charging or it is overcharged and needs energy to be disbursed. These energetic imbalances come from beliefs, emotions, or thoughts, originating both in childhood and from present circumstances. When an emotion or experience feels too scary or like too much to handle, we create energetic walls or blocks to separate the emotion from our consciousness. What I do is physically open the channel again, letting the separated part be seen, heard, and given safety and care so that it can heal and start thriving again.
What you’ll feel is a feeling of grounding, connectedness, sweetness, love and safety as energy flows more freely through your being. I connect you to safety in the earth and physical plane as well as to the support of spirit/source. Afterward, people say that they feel “like themselves” or “like a new person.”
In intuitive coaching, I connect to Spirit to read your body and what is happening in your field. You’ll practice setting energetic boundaries, making decisions from your center, using the gifts of anger in a healthy manner, getting out of collapse and into power, and how to get out the head and into your body/center/wholeness. We usually will be working with a particular pattern that has been showing up, possibly unnoticed, since childhood, and transforming the struggle into a loving and vulnerable power.
You will learn how to develop the deep listening and presence needed to hear what the pattern has been placed in your life to teach you. You’ll then how to respond to and experience the former challenge in a completely new, empowered and loving way. In order to integrate your coaching sessions most deeply, you will be given daily practices to rewire your brain and nervous system. It’s amazing how simple something that once seemed so difficult can become when we are given the tools, support and caring space that help us grow and heal gracefully!
Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage
This massage technique is a detoxifying, choreographed massage with warm, herbal oil designed to remove toxins from the tissues and lymph light, lymphatic touch and friction. It’s best when you are cleansing, especially in combination with an exfoliating Garshana scrub. People came from all over the world to receive ayurvedic treatments like this when I was working for Dr. John Douillard.
Energy Healing Classes
Learn how to track energy in your mind, energy and body systems. We’ll do some basic energy games, teaching you how to develop subtle awareness, set energetic boundaries, sense blockages in chakras and open them, and how to transform lower-vibrational consciousness to higher frequencies with tenderness and care. You’ll learn how to manifest and empower through intention, read people’s energy when it’s incongruent with their words and how to connect to and feel your divine nature and essence. How fun is that?! Everyone has psychic and intuitive abilities, they just need to be developed.