Deep Contact Relational Bodywork
Deep Touch, Slow Moves, Effortless Expansion
Allow yourself to feel the pleasure of being supported. Let go of your thoughts and worries, surrender to this loving touch. Feel held, nurtured and cared for, and deeply connect with yourself.
Deep Contact (also known as Body to Body Rolling, or Dynamic Interactive Bodywork) is non-sexual, physically and emotionally intimate bodywork designed to open your heart and body, and deepen your sense of connectedness. It is informed by mutual comfort and pleasure, and is guided by open-hearted listening and caring. This bodywork unwinds and releases stress, opens heart flow and builds intimacy and bonding capacity. It brings both the giver and receiver into an energized yet relaxed state of appreciative grace and deep connection.
In a session, typically 1.5-2 hours, I offer and invite movement, body contact, emotional connection and creativity. We don't encourage sexual energy, so the charge around sex is removed. We are able to feel innocent, safe and caring with each other, and this establishes a nourishing relational 'healing field', inviting openness, connection and expansion.
Deep Contact is profoundly nurturing. You will feel held, cared for and deeply appreciated as you allow yourself to receive this touch and go with the flow of this movement. These sessions blend sophisticated bodywork, partner movement, somatic education, self inquiry, relationship dynamics, attachment style exploration, energy clearing, and much more. A session is an intuitive unfolding of movement, touch, sounding, speaking, and pausing that safely invites you to go deeply into your healing process while being fully received and embraced at every level. I am a companion and guide for you in the fullest sense, meeting you with my presence not just emotionally or mentally, but physically, with my whole body as well. How I touch and move with you invites you to safely and deeply connect with yourself, while receiving witness and support.
As we explore moving and experiencing together, I hold you in a state of total love and acceptance with my mind body and heart. You naturally come into alignment with your True, authentic self. In this globally loving embrace, you relax. You open to feeling deeply loved and supported right now, just as you are.
This 'whole-body listening' is a powerful way to invite you into focused awareness your own body and movement. Acting as your skilled movement companion and guide, I support you without imposing anything on you. With the safety and support this establishes, you can intimately sense, know and care for yourself, without concern for me. Moving with you, I subtly guide your body to move in increasingly more supported, easeful, pathways. Because your body feels safe, your brain is wide open to new learning. Remarkable new possibilities for movement are 'discovered' and neurologically mapped. Your nervous system regulates itself, and your energy re-balances.
When humans are met in this way, fully supported and cared for by another human being, we release our habitual emotional and physical guardedness. In this co-regulation, we discover new levels of comfort, ease and satisfaction as our arousal set-points down regulate. And our brains lay down new neurological pathways that support healthier, more secure human attachment patterns.
As you collaborate in these sessions, you experience profoundly deep feelings of absolute safety and pleasurable well-being. Your entire nervous system experiences deep calm as it relaxes in the totally safe presence of another. You trust and surrender into your natural state of well-being. You Come fully and Radically Alive.
"In deep contact in dance, you met me on levels that facilitated me to drop in more profoundly to my own full body experience of being held, attuned to, connected with, and responded to in a way that peels away layers of feeling separated from the flow of life and humanity.
All the ingredients that co-regulate the nervous system of the
receiver, and help heal early attachment wounds."
---John Grey, PhD
"You are a Powerful woman with very unusual knowledge. You facilitated a postural change in me that transformed my whole self-image. You are on the cutting edge of the cutting edge."
"Your work is a beautiful blend of contact dance, compressive massage, joint mobilization, stretching, nurturance and gentle guided movement to facilitate release of deeply held physical tension in the body... I felt completely held in that sacred way that I experience when someone is being fully present with me. "
--- linda gaylan, 2004