Amy Bond Taliaferro
No matter what activities we engage in, our bodies are looking for ease. Our nervous systems are wired to help us avoid pain, and find comfort.
Even in the best of circumstances, most of us are aware of spots that make themselves known to us- a little pain sensation in the feet, a tightness in our shoulders, maybe a moment where our low back says ‘Notice me.’
Here’s the crazy thing. Our big human brains like to override those messages. A little tweak in the low back? No problem. I can still lift this big box of books. I can still ride my bike 20 miles today. I’m strong.
For a time, we can ignore the signals. But eventually, we find ourselves adjusting our gait, favoring one side, protecting and shifting our structure in order to keep doing what we want to do, without realizing that tension and small pains are accumulating, until one day we feel stuck, our back is frozen, our shoulder won’t move… you get the picture.
What about the stresses to our spirit? The injuries to our psyche? Our bodies carry our stories; they are carved and molded by our personal history. When we experience stress in any form, our body reacts. Sometimes have the tools and resilience to shake off and move forward. But most of us need some help finding the resources that help us integrate traumatic experiences so that we can live our lives more fully, accessing joy and ease in our bodies and in our spirits.
That’s where Integrative bodywork comes in. There are many ways to create ease and help release pain and tension. Whether you are injured, stressed out, moving in a repetitive way all day, experiencing the stresses of menopause, or struggling with other changes that happen as we age, your body and spirit want to find balance. With bodywork, self care tools, and joyful movement, you can return to center again and again!
For over 25 years, Amy Taliaferro has been helping people better understand their own body’s signals, through hands on healing, movement classes, and education. She offers a variety of modalities to achieve your goal of relieving pain, reconnecting to your body, reviving the spirit, and creating resilience.
© 2016 Amy Bond Taliaferro