Bodywork Experiences

There are some experiences, therapies and training that we provide that just do not fit into the sometimes narrow definition of licensed therapeutic massage (either by state regulations or national association standards). Some are as simple as suggesting stretches and nutrition (as Joe can do under his Certified Personal Trainer credentials), giving life advice or actively working through issues that might be both physiological and cognitive (as Joe might be able to do with his Life Coaching credentials) or doing energy work which is not considered "massage" by the State of Washington. Others are more complicated as they may look similar to techniques that a licensed massage therapist might use like in our Primal Unwinding, Positive Touch Re-patterning and similar activities. 

 

In order to provide the most clarity around and understanding of the differences between these offerings, we have created a Non-Licensed Bodywork Category. We are including some brief descriptions below so you can get an idea of what these are.  Please contact us personally if you are interested in any of these experiences. 

Positive touch Repatterning

So many forms of touch are distorted by traumatic events, negative experiences and even by well-meaning caregivers that do not introduce us to touch in an intentionally affirmative way. We use Positive Touch Re-patterning to help our clients -individuals and couples - redefine their relationship with different types of touch.

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Primal Unwinding

Primal Unwinding is a one-of-a-kind interactive form of somatic bodywork where the goal is to get in touch with and respond to the primal needs of our bodies, nervous systems and emotional network - in other words, our primal selves. It is powerful, profound, and unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced before.

You can include Primal Unwinding in your therapeutic massage session or as a completely separate bodywork experience. 

Nurturing Touch

Nurturing Touch focuses on finding things that we have lost along the way, or just wish we had more of in our daily lives. We do this through intentionally nurturing, affirming, and safe touch.

You can include Nurturing Touch in your therapeutic massage session or as a completely separate bodywork experience.  Nurturing Touch Bodywork sessions allow us to dig deeper into our emotional, relational, and other non-physical needs than the Nurturing Touch that we incorporate into our Licensed Therapeutic Massage Sessions.

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If you are interested in any of our Bodywork Experiences you can contact us and ask questions or talk about what you want to experience. You can also just let us know in the notes when you make your appointment or when you come in. Either way, we will make sure that we understand what you are looking for and be very clear about the type of session that you want.  

Joe Lavin, LMT, CPT, CEIM, AOBT
Certified Phenomenal Touch Practitioner®

Certified Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy Practitioner®
Cell: (206) 817-5896
Email: Joe@TouchFactorMassage.com

Keighli Donald, LMT
Certified Phenomenal Touch Practitioner®
Email: Keighli@TouchFactorMassage.com

3623 34th Ave West, Seattle, WA 98199

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