Find Your Center
Sunyata is a Buddhist term meaning the emptiness within form. This bodywork is designed to help the individual create a container for all that is experienced through the felt sense. It also facilitates connection to the timeless, formless, stillness within their being. The body works together synergistically with the soul inhabiting it, connecting the two is key to move deeper into wholeness and integrative healing.
5 ELEMENTAL ACUPRESSURE
This is an eastern modality based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). From this lens there is a belief that everything in nature has a purpose. Every element in nature plays a role of destruction and creation manifesting as perfect equilibrium for life to flourish. As elements in nature show up in our bodies the body will reflect what is in & out of balance with the flow of energy or “Qi” meaning “life force energy.” The practitioner can assess whether there is a surplus or deficiency by holding various pressure points on the body. When Qi is in flow all of the organs, blood, tissues, brain, and nervous system are in alignment and functioning at their optimal level. Qi is distributed evenly and harmoniously throughout the body.
Craniosacral therepy is subtle bodywork modality that aims to regulate the central nervous system, relax connective tissue, nerves, bones of the spinal area, and cranium.
Craniosacral therepy is done fully clothed and with touch as light as a the weight of a nickle. The focus is on unwinding constriction within the different bones of the the skull, spinal cord, tailbone or sacrum, as well as creating a safe space for the cerebral spinal fluid to flow harmoniously resetting the entire central nervous system.
Swedish massage is one of the oldest forms of bodywork,Including long flowing strokes using manual manipulation to promote deep relaxation and muscular release. This is a wonderful session to Increase circulation, boosting metabolism, and reduce immediate stress.
Reiki is a very simple but powerful technique infusing ones positive intention with ancient wisdom and universal consciousness. The energy of Reiki of often described as warm and comforting. Reiki involves extremely light -to no touch, and can create deep relaxation as well as somatic release. After effects have been reported to increase a greater sense of ease and harmony in ones life.
Gua Sha is an oriental technique used to relieve inflammation, muscle tightness, and chronic tension. Gua Sha is done by rubbing or scraping with a massage tool and oil. Much like cupping the surface of the skin will temporarily change in appearance, due to the bursting of tiny blood vessels called capillaries on the surface of the skin, it will return to normal within a few days.
The technique is used to remove what an oriental tradition is called stuck “Qi” or energy, which is believed to be the main culprit for inflammation.
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My name is Olivia Johnson. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and Local Artist in the Salt Lake City area.
I graduated from Healing Mountain Massage in the spring of 2019 with 900 practical hours. Trained in Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Chakra Alignment and more.
I am also Reiki Level 2 certified.I have over 3 years of experience in various spas. I am also a CMT in the state of California.
Personal History/ Background:
Massage, bodywork, and artwork has always come easily to me. My mom is also a bodyworker and works with similar modalities. Both parents were artists and intuitive's. As a creative type, I take after both of them. I have always felt deeply connected to nature and have turned to elements in nature to guide me and ground me through the hardest trials in life.
I truly believe we are a part of nature and can find our way back to harmony when we release and soften all the ways we are armoring against it. What lead me to the path of healing is having experienced some deep trauma as a child loosing my Dad in my youth at a pivotal age. This loss is created my own pathway of healing and opened doorways to what want to offer others. I am deeply fascinated by trauma and how the body holds on to traumatic events. I plan to specialize in trauma based bodywork, including continued education in Craniosacral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. I am on the path to that now.
Empower & Heal
Both my personal beliefs and bodywork approach is based in Taoism. The concept of duality that all opposites in life create each other. We live in a realm of duality. The pain creates the joy, the loss creates the gain, shadows are created by light, and emptiness creates form; Sunyata. When we realize that all things are connected, there is no separation. We move into our hearts, into unity and wholeness. What we carry in our bodies in all the tension of the ways in which we fragment, split off, reject different parts, and don’t love ourselves. We are holding and bracing against life, and the loss of what we believe makes us whole. Yet what truly allows us this space of wholeness is to embody all that moves in and out of us. The tension and the release. My mission as an artist and a bodyworker is to allow the unconscious to become conscious. To shed the light of awareness on the darker spaces within you. To allow you to be however your are, with open loving curiosity. To create space for you to embody wholeness.