- Soma Massage BellinghamThe Shanti Center
700 Dupont St.
I had never had a Soma Session before and was completely blown away by Leah’s attention to detail. She was able to assess my body and find the areas of pain that had been bothering me for years. No massage therapist has ever given me the care that Leah gave to me. She was able to pinpoint each pain area and spent plenty of time working out the tension. I walked away feeling more in tune with my body and... Read more »
I felt released and renewed after my Body Intuitive session with Leah. She is quietly and confidently able to catalyze deep shifts quite gently as she guides you through aspects of the subconscious and beyond. Big thumbs up for that aspect of her work.
Carolyn Hallet, Board Certified Homeopath and Neurofeedback Practitioner, Bellingham WA
Leah brings many years of skilled experience working with people and a lifetime of intuitive development to this new layer of her craft working with the Body Intuitive System. I am a somatic practitioner specialized in early human development. I’ve been involved in studying and teaching in the healing arts for 20 years internationally. In my opinions Leah is a world class practitioner. Her kind and non judgmental approach creates a field of safety where deep healing and discovery can... Read more »
Theta Healing with Leah was a sweet and sacred experience. I received exactly the information and confirmation that I needed. I expect the messages to continue to seep even more deeply into my body and psyche with time. Leah’s intuition was spot-on as she named and offered healing to deep and tender places, including some surprisingly specific rituals to take with me. Kind, respectful, and ego-contained, Leah is a trustworthy companion for healing body–body and soul. – J.S., WA.
Two sessions of theta healing with Leah did so much for me. Theta healing felt like having a tailor mend the fabric of my life — mind, body, and soul. Theta healing gave me another perspective. How invaluable. I was so impressed that I started looking up more information on theta healing. Leah is a rare jewel among Theta healers. With this work, it is my impression that the message is just as important as the messenger- and I... Read more »
Your healing was the first focused energy work I have experienced in a long time. I am feeling great from the work. I haven’t been fully relaxed in a bit. I appreciate your attention/intention. The most powerful part was briefly falling asleep. Most of my life, I have had a severe sleep disorder. So falling asleep is a compliment to your work. Thank you for the very powerful treatment. – R.A., CA.
It was my first time for Theta healing therapy, in general, and with Leah, truly a gift! We connected in a calm but spiritually explosive emotional healing specifically driven. Respectfully and gently addressing the specific emotions causing contrast, allowing for a clean flow of cleansing to take place. A truly guided giving and receiving experience of deep healing emotionally, that I hope to explore more deeply in the future. – R.R., Bellingham WA.
I was struck by your care, your clarity, and boundaries. Nothing felt imposed upon by you, allowing me to feel safe and open. Everything felt like an invitation, making it easy for me to participate. The next day, I felt remarkably better, especially with the back injury. It felt like I hadn’t injured myself. The work was meaningful to me as a recipient. – W.C., OR.
I value your grounded presence and the way the space was held. You were logistically and spiritually dialed in. I appreciate your subtlety. The session was every bit as real as getting a tuning fork session in person. I feel good, shifted, and in a new place.
It was my first time for Theta healing therapy, in general and with Leah, truly a gift! We connected in a calm
but spiritually explosive emotional healing specifically driven. Respectfully and gently addressing the specific
emotions causing contrast, allowing for a clean flow of cleansing to take place. A truly guided giving and receiving experience of deep healing emotionally, that I hope to explore more deeply in the future.
R.R., Bellingham WA.
Massage therapy has been around for centuries and has been discussed in the ancient texts of many languages, including Chinese, Indian, Greek and Egyptian. While the exact roots of massage therapy are not known, it is known that getting regular massages can be very beneficial for those who receive them. Massage can treat everything from aches, pains and digestive issues to insomnia and more, which everyone experiences at some point in their lives.
While many people think of massage as a treat for special occasions, the truth is that regular massage can be extremely beneficial, especially during the summer months. Here are five reasons why you should consider getting a massage this summer:
- Aches, Pains, Sprains and Strains – Regular massage helps soften and relax injured or overused muscles. Muscles being used more frequently can lead to aches and pains. Regular massage increases circulation and oxygenation, which helps the muscles heal more quickly. Massage also releases endorphins from the brain that are natural painkillers.
- Improved Mood / Mental Attitude – The added stress of having the kids in the house, all day, every day, during the summer months can lead to anger and frustration. Getting a massage will help the mind and body relax. Studies confirm that regular massage can be beneficial for stress. Massages increase the feel good hormones known as serotonin and dopamine, while reducing the stress hormone known as cortisol. This leads to an improved mental state.
- Decreases Joint Swelling – The increased amount of heat and humidity can frequently cause swelling of the joints, particularly the knees and ankles. Massage helps to decrease the static accumulation of fluids in the joints by increasing circulation. Lymphatic massage is especially good at this because it pushes fluids through the body, releases toxins in the cells and keeps things flowing to reduce swelling.
- Increases Immunity – With all the added activity and fatigue from running around, summer colds can be common. Regular massage increases circulation in the body and oxygenation of the cells. This can help bolster the body’s immune system, allowing it to heal faster by increasing the amount of lymphocytes in the bloodstream. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that fight off disease and infection.
- Lowers Blood Pressure – Regular massages can be very beneficial to the circulatory system and a person’s blood pressure. Because massage is so relaxing, it can help lower blood pressure, while also decreasing the risk of stroke or a heart attack. When stress increases, so too does the blood pressure. As mentioned before, massage is a great way to decrease stress levels.
This list represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why massage can be beneficial to everybody during the summer months. So whether you’re suffering from aches and pains, high blood pressure, a summer cold or joint swelling, finding a massage therapist might be exactly what the doctor ordered. If nothing else, you get a few minutes of relaxation and no worries. Who can’t use that?
Massage is both therapeutic and relaxing, it is something that everyone should try at least once. The catch is, once you try it once, you are sure to be coming back for more. Massage is extremely beneficial for the body and can help you in many ways. There are a plethora of reasons as to why you should get a massage, but here are the top seven reasons why you need to try massage therapy. continue reading
We are constantly on our feet. Walking, driving, biking, hiking, you name it and we need our two feet to do it. Conversely, our feet are the least taken care of part of our body. Think about it. When’s the last time you gave your feet a good and proper pampering? I bet it has been a while. Take a look at these five reasons to give your feet more tender-loving care and you’ll find yourself treating your feet to a massage multiple times a month. continue reading
Massage therapy for rehabilitation after surgery has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Massage can foster healing within the body after it has experienced the trauma of surgery. It is known to bring back essential nutrients and blood to the areas operated on in surgery. Perhaps most importantly, receiving massage after surgery can decrease the buildup of scar tissue. These are just a few of the reasons why massage can be so integral to your body after going through surgical procedures. Check out this list of seven no-brainer reasons to get massage after surgery! continue reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has origins dating back thousands of years. While modern medicine has paved the way for new treatments and preventative measures in health care, millions of men and women continue to practice TCM. If you’re interested in trying it, though, you’ll first need to familiarize yourself with the five seasons of TCM and the organs that they target.
When speaking in the context of TCM, the spring season is associated with new life and beginnings. It is a time for a cleansing toxins from your body and negative energy from your mind, which is why it focuses on the liver and gallbladder. You can cleanse your liver and gallbladder by eating more grapefruit, beets, carrots, green tea, and leafy green vegetables. continue reading
Lowers Stress Levels
Feeling overly stressed about your job, relationships, finances, or health? If so, you may want to consider massage therapy. This treatment has been shown to have an almost immediate benefit on stress levels, relieving stress and anxiety while encouraging greater relaxation.
Improves Muscle Recovery
Another common reason why people seek massage therapy is to improve muscle recovery. When you lift weights or perform other high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises, it creates small tears in muscle fiber, which is essentially why you feel sore afterwards. When the muscle is massaged, it stimulates blood flow to the region, allowing it to heal in less time. And when your muscle tissue heals in less time, you can get back in the gym rather than sitting around the house. continue reading
Regional pain syndrome, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic disease that’s characterized by long-lasting severe pain, swelling, and discoloration of the skin. In some cases, it may only affect a limb, but roughly a third of people who suffer from this disease report symptoms throughout their body. Whether you suffer from localized symptoms or whole-body symptoms, you can find relief through massage therapy.
Causes of Regional Pain Syndrome
Doctors and medical experts continue to debate over what exactly causes regional pain syndrome. With that said, the general belief is that it’s a type of central nervous system that’s often triggered by surgeries and/or injuries. continue reading
There are dozens of different types of massage therapy, each of which has its own purpose and unique characteristics. However, among the most effective forms of massage therapy for pain relief is pressure point. Whether you suffer from occasional or chronic pain, you should consider pressure point massage therapy. It’s a safe and effective way to relieve pain while improving circulation throughout the body. continue reading
A pinched nerve is one of the most common types of back problems. It’s characterized by the compression of one or more nerves running from the brain down through the spinal cord. These nerves play an important role in our body’s function, so when one becomes compressed, it can affect our normal movements. Many people who suffer from pinched nerves experience pain, limited mobility, tingling “pins-and-needles” feeling, and in some cases numbness. continue reading