Deep Touch, Slow Moves, Connected Hearts
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.
Comfort 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 receptivity through movement, body contact, emotional connection and self expression. 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 acceptance.
Comfort Contact is profoundly nurturing and deeply nourishing. You feel held, cared for and appreciated as you allow yourself to receive this touch and go with the flow of this movement. Sessions blend sophisticated bodywork, partner movement, somatic education, self inquiry, relationship dynamics, attachment style exploration, energy clearing, and much more. Each session is an intuitive unfolding of movement, holding, feeling, speaking-- and pausing-- that safely invites you to go into your healing process while being fully received and embraced at every level. I am a companion and guide for you. How I hold and move with you invites you to safely connect with and feel yourself, while receiving witness and support.
My 'whole-body listening' is a powerful way to invite you into focused awareness your own body and emotions. Acting as your skilled movement companion and guide, I support you, encouraging you to find your own way. I do not impose on you, I meet you.
When we humans are met in this way, fully supported and cared for by another human being, we release our habitual emotional and physical patterns of guardedness. We discover new levels of comfort, ease and satisfaction in relationship. Our arousal set-points down regulate, and we experience the relaxed comfort of closeness with another. New neurological pathways that support healthier, more secure human attachment patterns are built.
As you participate 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. The euphoria and expansiveness is deeply satisfying. You feel completely whole, alive and at home.
"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