Massage + Bodywork
Happy Fall, y'all!
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I’m ready for fall, are you?
For me, this summer has been a time of traveling, growth and change. It’s all been good and necessary, but it’s felt like a lot of doing. I’m looking forward to settling and reestablishing routine into my sphere in the coming months.
My practice has fully transitioned to the new space at Ascent Acupuncture and I’ve had a couple weeks to begin settling it. Let me tell you, the new space feels really grounding and nourishing. I’m now offering appointments 4 days a week (instead of 3). This has allowed for more space in my schedule to take on new clients and for existing clients to be able to get in with shorter notice. If you are ever needing last minute care please reach out. I sometimes have cancellations and/or some flexibility.
In the middle of October, I’m planning on attending another Craniosacral therapy training. I really appreciate this work and have found it especially helpful for clients that struggle with headaches, jaw pain and/or chronic pain in the head, neck, back and hips. If I haven’t explored Craniosacral therapy with you and you’re interested please ask me about it at your next session. You can also read this blog post with more information about what Craniosacral therapy is and what a session is like. I’m looking forward to learning more and continuing to incorporate this work into my practice. I’m also planning on starting a 11 month herbal studies program in January with Lise Wolff, an amazing local herbalist. More info to come about that.
But before doing more doing, it seems important to take some time to rest, settle and reorganize. In Chinese Medicine, the fall is connected to the Metal element and the Lungs and Large Intestine organ systems. It can be a great time to give these systems a little extra support through the breath, elimination and structure. This can be considered physically and energetically. This is a wonderful time to clear out and reassess your goals, habits and belongings. To reestablish routine and structure around your life. It’s also a time to reconnect with your breath and your body. I have been finding it helpful to spend a little time each day to stop and notice how I am breathing in and breathing out. Letting thoughts pass through. Grief is also connected to the Lungs and the fall can be a time when grief is more present. Noticing this and tending to it can be powerful. I hope you are having a nice beginning to the fall season and I look forward to continuing to work with you.
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Amy Daws is a trained Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang and Craniosacral therapist. She is a nerd at heart and loves sharing what she is learning about with her clients.