Liz Eisman is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher who has been working individually with clients since 1995. She has diverse training in the healing arts as well as mediation and communication. She is skilled at providing the safety and nurturance necessary for deep work. Her understanding of the body/mind connection is informed by her meditation, mindfulness, and yoga practices. She approaches the body with respect and enjoys helping people to reconnect on a variety of levels including body, heart and mind.
Because one’s mental state and physical state are inseparable, tension in the mind gets locked in the muscles. Bodywork, yoga and mindfulness increase circulation and flexibility, decrease blood pressure, relieve chronic pain/tension, and reduce stress. Massage, yoga and mindfulness are excellent for reducing stress, preventing or managing injuries, improving posture, & enhancing energy. In this busy world we cannot underestimate the healing power of deep relaxation.
While the brain in our head can help us navigate city streets and balance our checkbooks, it cannot help us experience the present moment: we cannot reason ourselves into stillness. Luckily, science now shows us that we have other areas of brain activity- neurological pathways in our hearts and enteric nervous systems. While our coagulated thoughts create an internal tangling in which we feel bound, separate, and disconnected, our hearts and bellies know we are not.
Only through empathic presence can we find our coherent mind and function from an integrated brain system. Bodywork offered with love, moves us out of our heads and into hearts.. This cleansing process allows us to clear stored sensations and emotions, removing the layering that binds us, and gradually revealing the stillness within.