Just as my skin care practice has evolved and simplified, my massage practice has evolved from muscle to energetic palpation. I received my first massage diploma in Swedish Massage from the Judy August School of Massage in Austin, Texas, in 1992. I have a certificate from Harbin Hot Springs as a Shiatsu Practitioner and a certificate in Neuromuscular Therapy from the Austin School of Massage. I have studied locally through the Oregon School of Massage and East/West School of Massage. I have several certificates from the St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars in cervical injuries, TMJ Disfunction and lower body injuries, as well as some training from Dr. Leon Chaitow (Osteopath) in treatment for breathing disorders.
An injury in 2005 caused me to place my massage license on “inactive” status until just recently when I attended the necessary continuing education courses to make license renewal happen. I will be taking a different approach than before in that I will offer just two different body work sessions: Shiatsu and Energetic Balancing.
Shiatsu has always been the form of body work that has brought me the most relief. This was confirmed yet again a few weeks ago as I received a Shiatsu at one of my favorite spas in San Francisco. I will be offering Shiatsu as well as energetic balancing treatments as my new course of massage treatments as soon as my new license arrives! Shiatsu is like acupuncture without the needles. It loosens muscles and joints and releases energetic blockages bringing back the bounce in your step and the smile to your lips. I am excited to continue my Shiatsu practice and education and will be offering reduced rates for a short time as I re-build my practice. These rates will be locked in for one year with your first visit.
My mission during all treatments is to help you attain a sense of well-being and lightness so you can put your best forward and have the life you desire here on our most generous planet, Mother Earth.
With love and health,
Marie Swan Black