"Life transformation" from bodywork...

 

... may sound a little dramatic.

But when your 'ki' (life force) starts to move again in your body, amazing things can happen.

This idea of life force may seem woo-woo, but think about it in terms of 'flow' - flow of blood bringing oxygen to your cells; flow of lymph moving toxins out of your cells; flow of information via the nervous and proprioceptive systems; and flow of bioelectricity.

We experience this ebb and flow of ki all the time - moving around after sitting for a while, when we're excited or feeling low, when the weather patterns change. 

The most exciting premise underlying the Asian medical philosophy is that we can have a direct and conscious effect on this flow - what we might also understand as our bodies' innate healing capabilities. 

When we know what our bodies need, we can partner with their brilliant design, providing the optimal conditions for them to restore balance from within. 

=> Note: Bodywork services from Gina are temporarily unavailable due to an injury. Look for them to return sometime in May. You may refer to her partner, William Bryan, LMT, who would be sure to take good care of you in the meantime.

Movement classes and one-on-one sessions are still available. Find those here. <=


located: posturing for health | 401a gordon drive exton pennsylvania 19341 | 610.304.5120


Bodywork Services

Shiatsu

Bodywork sessions are rooted in shiatsu (shee - ah' - tsoo), an eastern-based modality, informed by western science and biomechanics.

(More about shiatsu here.)

Sessions are given with the receiver loosely clothed, while lying on a mat on the floor, or on a massage table.

If you're like many of my clients, you're coming for bodywork to seek relief from feeling tight, tense, achy, anxious, out-of-sorts, stressed, uncentered, ungrounded or some other undesirable quality.

Because the integration of eastern and western approaches to the body allows me to see not just the parts, but the relationships between them, I can make suggestions where I believe those relationships are out of balance, and why they're causing you discomfort.

Because a lot of us are also dealing with postural issues created by an increasingly sedentary lifestyle (and by sedentary, this doesn't just mean, 'sitting around'… it refers to the ratio of time spent not moving to moving, as well as how many of your parts are not moving relative to each other), I also integrate such techniques as hip alignment, hara (abdominal)massage, and myoskeletal alignment, as well as offer exercises to help undo the compensatory patterns our bodies have molded themselves into.

What to expect | Frequently asked questions

Additional Services

Each of these 'extras' can be a stand-alone session (30 minutes) or added in along with a shiatsu bodywork session. (For example, schedule a 60 minute bodywork session, and 30 minutes of that can be a facial.) Simply let me know what you want to include in the 'memo' when you book online, or email or call. Have questions? Let me know!

shiatsu foot massage at embodygrace

Shiatsu facial. A lovely massage just for the face, head, neck and shoulders. A traditional beauty treatment that uses no products; just gentle pressure that facilitates circulation, toning, and more.

Read more here.

Ginger compress. An application of hot ginger-water applied with towels to areas of stiffness on the body. Traditionally, this is used on the lower back in order to stimulate 'sluggish' kidney function, and is said to restore vitality.

Read more here.

Shiatsu foot massage. A treat just for the feet. Beginning with a warming ginger water soak and ending with an application of coconut oil (both optional), this treatment works the muscles and shiatsu points all round the feet, toes, ankles and lower calves.

Read more here.


Everything you could want in a massage.

I’ve had the pleasure of being one of Gina’s clients for several years now — and every time we have a session, it turns out to be different in response to what I’ve told her beforehand, and what she discovers as she’s working on me. She finds things that I would have asked for if I knew I needed them!
— R. Lyons, West Chester, PA
I should have come here sooner.

I like to envision a future where everyone gets the benefit of THIS aspect of health care covered by their insurance. For Free. In the meantime...Do yourself a big favor. Your Whole Self: Body, Mind, Spirit. Schedule an appt. with Gina. Do I sound like an ad? Sorry! I am just feeling so great today. The body will heal itself if you just give it a chance.
— Susan C., Philadelphia, PA
My favorite practitioner!

As always...going to see Gina is one of the best hours I can spend. the knowledge and insight she gives is so valuable. She is a warm kind hearted person who really believes in want she is doing and does it extremely well. My recent visit focused somewhat on sinus/ respiratory issues due to persistent allergic reaction. I felt so much better as a result. Thank you Gina!!!
— Liz N., West Chester, PA