Body Perspectives - Holistic Therapies and Creative Arts
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Professional Integrative Bodywork:
Both Steve and Suzan offer a multi-modality style of holistic therapy services. Sessions can be clothed or unclothed. Sessions with Steve can also be primarily experiential and and verbal, with touch or without.

In her sessions, Suzan Sommers LMT focuses on Connective Tissue Work, Swedish Massage and Cayce/Reilly Techniques implementing her own advanced local / distal fascial acupressure techniques as indicated.

In his integrative sessions, Steve Sommers LMFT LMT offers a combination of SomEx (Somatic and Experiential Therapy for trauma and addiction), Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®***, CranioSacral Therapy, and Connective Tissue Work. Steve is a Registered Practitioner and Authorized Instructor of Jin Shin Do® and a Certified SomEx Practitioner.

As a Licensed Marrital and Family Therapist, Steve also works with clients to grow better relationships (with self, others, and the past.) He utilizes Bodymind and Somatic Experiential Therapies as support for recovery and healing from past trauma - physical or relational.

Steve offers the opportunity for clients to be in the healing process, receiving body-centered psychotherapeutic support, in combination with hands-on therapy or verbally/experientially without hands-on therapy.


***           “Jin Shin Do” means
“The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.”
Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure
classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma related problems.
A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy. Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, JSD Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.

Jin Shin Do Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.


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