The Thompson Method of Bodywork is a framework into which I incorporate Western and Eastern techniques that share the same goal– to help bring a person into balance. The fusion of elements I use with each client is based upon my years of experience and intuition. I take the most effective methods and tailor them to the client in that session, and in the long term.
As a client's awareness of their own body evolves, the work can also deepen. I always aim to meet them where they are, gauge what areas are causing blockages and facilitate growth by moving through them.
As a general principle, patterns of imbalance are deeply ingrained and require unwinding. We usually need input from outside ourselves in order to do this. Bodywork enables new alignments to be be made, from which we can create, and build upon, a position of strength. This can keep you in the best shape for whatever you choose to do.
Bodywork is a direct way to work through deep patterns within the body that result in misalignments, limited movement patterns, injury and pain. Tension can begin to feel “normal” and becomes ingrained in the nervous system. Patterns are changed through release of the fascia and meridian systems.
From athletes to singers, dancers to desk workers and parents. Performance, of all types, is optimized through alignment. Muscles need balance, both tension and release. When muscles become stuck in tension they are inherently limited. Release through bodywork enables alignment, prevents injury and enhances performance.
My goal, and the goal of Eastern and Western bodywork traditions, is to assist individuals back into balance. I provide a compassionate and safe space, in which to process release and be guided on a path of change. When the tissues are free and relaxed expression, of all types, flows.
The following is a list of just some of the conditions The Thompson Method is especially well suited to treating. It can be used in conjunction with other alternative or Western medical approaches.
If you don't see a specific condition listed, just get in touch. It is likely that we can help you too.
- Muscle Imbalance
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck and jaw (TMJ)
- Vocal tension
- Digestive Conditions
- Pregnancy & Post-Partum
A specialty of mine is working with singers. Many of the techniques that Cathy Thompson developed (over 30 years with a wonderful voice therapist) specifically free the structures that most directly affect the voice.
Neck, head, jaw and palate, shoulders, diaphragm and breathing are particular areas for which many clients seek this method.