Laura Rose Boyle utilizes a holistic approach to bodywork and massage, customizing each treatment in response to the whole person - mind, body and spirit. This client-centered approach increases awareness of the mind-body connection, promoting well being and increasing vitality.
Hakomi Psychotherapy: A new frontier into the Spirit Mindful Self Inquiry
people move west to explore the western frontier. However, when I moved to Boulder over a year ago, I was also drawn here to explore the frontier of the
subconscious mind and its connection with the body through mindfulness and so I began my studies in Hakomi
therapy utilizes the body as a "doorway" into uncovering core material
that is often buried in our subconscious mind. Some of our formative
memories are stored in the body and generate core beliefs that often
determine how we live our lives...
I chose to study Hakomi because I feel that so many physical ailments that I see in my massage practice
are stuck in the body because of emotional and energetic holding patterns that are so
deeply engrained that the pattern comes back shortly after having a
massage, no matter how "deep" it is. So, I wanted to facilitate a deeper transformation that might help people get out out of pain, both emotionally and physically.
sessions may involve some touch, but it will be in an experimental
context and not a in typical massage or bodywork fashion. For example,
in a Hakomi session, if someone has tight shoulders, we would explore
the sensation with mindfulness, and might soon discover that the
tightness is a way for your system to feel big enough to be able to
defend yourself. There may be memories of feeling small
that surface as the therapist places their hands on the shoulders to
slightly exaggerate the sensation. These memories will be listened to,
in the atmosphere of mindfulness and loving compassion. The tension will
often release on its own, along with emotions that might have been
stored with these memories. The end result is hopefully a new awareness
of an old way of thinking and being that is no longer needed. If the
client continues to observe their state of being, they may notice this
pattern happening in their daily life, and chose to react in a different
“In using mindfulness, we
create opportunities which allow the unconscious a clear chance to express and
be seen, heard and felt. In our focus on the mind-body interface, we work to
create channels of communication between them.” —
Ron Kurtz, founder of Hakomi
What does Hakomi mean? Ron Kurtz, the founder said, “The
word Hakomi came to me in a dream… We searched to find the meaning
and found that it was a Hopi word meaning, “Who are you?” Another
way Hakomi thinkers have phrased this is: “How do you stand in
relation to these different realms?” "
After over a year of studying Hakomi, I am now accepting appointments for practice participants in Boulder and Denver. If you are interested in experiencing a Hakomi session, this is a great opportunity as there is no fee until I am certified in Hakomi.
free to pass this on to a friend or family member who would appreciate
this opportunity to explore the inner frontiers of their mind, body and spirit. Sessions available in
Boulder and Denver, as well as on Skype. Remember, there is no fee for
this service until I am certified.
Please note that I am not a certified
mental health professional, and that I cannot work with people who have
a clinical diagnosis or who are dealing with addictions or history of
severe trauma or abuse. If you are interested in finding a professional
therapist who practices Hakomi, please visit: www.hakomi.org or www.hakomi.com
I look forward to going on an adventure into your subconscious mind and spirit sometime soon!
Thai Massage: A New Frontier in Stretching - Going to the Border of Sensation
people know the benefits of Swedish massage for circulation and
relaxation. But did you know that Thai massage goes much deeper than
Swedish massage can? Especially in areas of the body like the hips,
hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. It involves deep stretches that feel
like yoga stretches, as well as acupressure points that move energy
where it is stuck and create flexibility where there is stiffness. Some
points may be tender - the massage points are to take you to the edge or
the border of that sensation - but not beyond. Deep pressure is more
possible to obtain with Thai massage because you are resting on a mat on
the floor, and the therapist can use their natural body weight to lean
into your body, creating a strong sensation. This sensation shouldn't be
painful, but it can be tender, and sometimes intense. But if you learn
to direct your breath to that area and learn to relax into the sessions,
you can be transported into a relaxed state where you can release deep
tension that has been held for years.
people call it lazy man's yoga because all you have to do is lie on a
mat and breathe, and you get placed into a sequence of poses and
stretches that create a similar effect as a yoga class. Many people feel
some of the same feelings of peacefulness and energy after a Thai
massage. This is because the energy meridians that are being massaged,
stretched and balanced are similar to the ones that are being balanced
in a yoga class.
Laura Rose studied massage in Thailand - to read more about her adventures in Southeast Asia, visit her travel blog: http://toucharoundtheearth.blogspot.com/
Schedule a Thai massage in Boulder or Denver today: www.listeningtouch.org
Breema Bodywork is difficult to describe. It inclues gentle
touch, rhythmic movements, and a fully present practitioner on a padded
floor. This modality can take you to a new frontier of mind-body
connection. Sessions begin with instructions on Self-Breema®
and meditation in order to connect the mind and body, and the bodywork
helps to solidify this connection, creating a harmonious state of being
that may feel new to the person who is receiving the bodywork. Unlike other forms of bodywork and energy work, there is no need to "fix" or "send energy. As long as the practitioner is using the support of the Nine Principles of Harmony to help keep their mind and body in harmony, a their presence naturally gives to the recipient.
I am always amazed
when I practice Breema in a noisy conference room and people fall into a
deep state of relaxation and don't even notice when the session ends!
Read more about Breema® Bodywork here:
Experience Breema Bodywork with Laura Rose, a Certified Breema Practitioner:
Rates at studio in Denver or Boulder:
30 min $35 (sale $25**)
45 min $45 (sale $35**)
60 min $60 (sale $50**)
10 min FREE - at Bodywork Bistro in Boulder
(first time bistro clients only - click here to see schedule)
**First time Breema clients only - offer Expires August 11, 2012
visit www.listeningtouch.org to schedule an appointment
Invest in your relationship: Learn Partner Massage!
Why Learn Partner Massage? Partner Massage is a wonderful way to connect and support each other to relax and unwind.
What you will learn in this massage class:
*Simple, fun, comfortable massage and stretching moves that are easy on your own body.
*Communication skills to help your partner give you the best touch.
*Effective, safe ways to relieve tension in neck and shoulders, low back, hips, and feet.
*Ways to keep yourself comfortable as you give massage.
No yoga or massage experience necessary, beginners are welcome! Please
bring: comfortable clothing (including socks and a long sleeve shirt), a
pillow, and a twin or full sized sheet.
Rose has been giving massages for twelve years and is certified in
Pre-Natal massage and has assisted with two natural births. The
techniques she learned in Thailand are really easy for anyone to do, and
believes in the power of touch to heal and
I am thrilled to be able to offer the Bio-Mat as an addition to the therapies that I offer. It is an amazing healing tool, with cutting edge technology that is helpful for almost anybody!
The Bio-Mat uses a combination of far infrared light, negative ions, and amethyst quartz crystals to increase cellular communication.
The Bio-Mat converts electricity into warm Far Infrared Rays (FIR),
nature's invisible light. This reduces swelling and inflammation, increases blood flow and has been shown to destroy cancer without damaging healthy tissues.
The penetrating light reaches 6-8 inches within the body where it stimulates healing and regeneration of tissues.
Benefits of the Bio-Mat:
Deeply calm your mind and body
Relieve pain and joint stiffness
Increase blood circulation
Reduce stress and fatigue
Boost the immune system
Induce deep delta state of relaxation
Burn calories and control weight
Remove waste and toxins
Boost energy and vitality
Experience the Bio-Mat with your next massage for only $10 extra
Featured technique of the month: smooth Smooth out those tight, bumpy places in your body as well as in your emotional body with the "smooth" technique - an open hand or forearm is applied with light to medium or deep pressure in order to increase circulation, soften tight areas, and just smooth things over. Request this technique with your next massage (and pick a few more off the checklist that sound good to your body!)