Somatic Bodywork

Somatic bodywork is a tool to help you engage with your body’s inner wisdom. Use your breath to explore and connect to sensation. During the session, you will undress to your level of comfort. The session is entirely client-centered and may include integrative massage (ranging from gentle to deep tissue), Maya abdominal massage, and craniosacral therapy. These sessions are a valuable tool for those suffering from chronic tension as well as unpacked trauma.

What can you expect from a session?

You can expect a client-centered experience founded on ethics and professionalism. This includes clear boundaries, confidentiality, an opportunity to be curious and learn something new about yourself, a safe container for releasing of old patterns, and the opportunity to unwind trauma, even if this isn’t your main goal. Padma has two decades worth of experience working with all kinds of bodies, and she holds therapeutic space for whatever shows up in the session.

What happens in a session?

Each session is unique and centered on your needs. We will start by checking in with your physical and mental state. This is where the awareness of pain patterns are discussed: physical, emotional and/or spiritual. After discussion of any concerns you wish to address during the session, you will dress down to your level of comfort and get on the table. Next, Padma will use somatic bodywork that may include Swedish massage, craniosacral, neuromuscular, lymphatic, somatic release or Reiki. Guidance through breath and words invite you into a deeper experience of yourself. To end the session, Padma offers homework and self-care tools for ongoing support.