You'll have the chance to nourish more than your soul at this year's SoulPlay Festival. Whether you want a moment of relaxation, a clear mind, reduction in muscle tension or relief from pain, body work can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Take the time to treat yourself right! These amazing healers will be available for body work appointments throughout the event. Their services cover a wide range of healing modalities to help you feel ecstatically nourished and taken care of!
Sessions can be booked at the Information Booth during the festival.
Adrian is an intuitive massage & Reiki Master trained in Australia, Esalen Institute in California & in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. His nurturing style of bodywork has been described as slow & rhythmic deep tissue with pressure points & a blend of subtle yet powerful modality of energy work.
Adrian offers Therapeutic Massage that uses soft & deep pressure to work on tight areas to release acute or chronic muscular tension & pain, restores flexibility & brings balance back into your body. Access Bars is an incredibly nurturing modality of energy healing that run points through & around your head. The purpose of a Bars session is to invite people to receive. Receiving instead of doing, doing, doing. His use of Reiki helps you to return to a state of harmony on all levels.→ Website
Gina Zappia is a fun loving creature interested in tasting all life has to offer. She is a trained dancer, yogini since 1994 (teaching since 2003) in multiple styles & forms of yoga, massage therapist since 2005 in various modalities, & super anatomy nerd. Gina combines her love of moving through the physical with intuitive flair, where spirit becomes material. Recently, she has been branching out combining breathwork, meditation, yoga therapy & conditioning, Qi Gong & more.
Monkey Thai Bodywork facilitates in unwinding the restricted areas of the body through an intuitive journey coupled with multi-layered techniques. Working with the rhythms of body, in particular the breath, to unleash twisted & stuck patterns in the physical & energetic bodies. Massages are done clothed & on the floor for stretching & moving the body, creating more space & greater freedom in the tissues.→ Website
Maha started his training at McKinnon Body Therapy Center & has worked with professional & collegiate athletes as well as dancers & yogis in the SF bay area for over 30 years. He currently works for Catalyst Health & Performance.
Maha specializes in mixing eastern & western types of bodywork, combining energy work such as reiki with various pressure techniques such as Acupressure & deep pressure trigger point. His use of myofascial release practices such as Thai, craniosacaral & unwinding allows the body to be limber as well as increase blood flow for healing. He uses intuition to allow emotional & somatic healing.→ Website
Tim has been a professional massage therapist since 1987. He has been Registered Nurse since 1992. He draws from a diverse background of healing. His massage tool box comprises of the famous Esalen long strokes. His table Thai yoga massage gently and deeply lengthens and twists body safely. He gets up on the table pouring body weight through his knees into the hips and hamstrings. His Deep Bodywork utilizes his elbows and forearms. Slow is deep. And deep is slow. He encourages feedback if you need more pressure or less.
Tim’s massage routine lengthens the body, decompresses congested muscle tissues, and quiets the monkey mind. Most clients report a feeling of calmness of their mind and body.→ Website
Expect a deep, intuitive, ongoing & dynamic conversation during your session, which may be verbal or not, while discovering the exact touch your body needs. Noah likes to use a variety of slightly more upbeat music for his floor or table work, with a focus on deep tissue release.
With over 25 years of hands-on experience, Noah Dawn has developed an original offering of structural re-integration bodywork, using an intuitive blend of shiatsu, lomi lomi & cranial sacral techniques. He draws upon range-of-motion & resistive stretching, combined with various massage techniques & energy work. Trained in a wide range of modalities, Noah’s healing sessions will allow your body to remember wholeness & help you re-align with a more integrated way of being in your body.→ Website
Steven first studied bodywork at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, Ca. He learned from Bill Mueller the deep & mysterious connections between body & mind & how to access the psyche through hands on application. He has also studied the ancient sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda with Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, Radiant Child Yoga Program, The Ashtanga Yoga Center, & more. He currently is a student of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Sonoma, Ca.
Steven offers integrative bodywork, blending modalities of east & west for a relaxing & therapeutic massage experience. The intention through this work is to awaken your love for being embodied, embracing & celebrating your mental, emotional, spiritual, & physical bodies. Techniques include deep tissue, Swedish, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai, Neuro-Muscular release, energetic touch & more, using high quality organic oils to nourish from your skin in.→ Website
Chrissy’s study of the body’s energetic systems began in 2007. A yoga teacher for over a decade, her formal studies at Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage began in 2015 & Chrissy has since completed Levels 1-4 of Traditional Northern Style Thai Massage, Thai Herbal Massage, & Advanced Jap Sen technique. She has also studied Advanced Loi Kroh style & Chi Nei Tsang Advanced Abdominal Massage.
Chrissy's is a seasoned bodyworker with a bustling practice in Nevada City, She uses her intuition to guide each session, drawing from her knowledge of the body on the energetic, emotional & physical levels. You can expect to receive safe & loving touch with a palpable sense of healing, relief from acute aches & pains & an activated sense of integrated wellness & restoration from your session.→ Website
Avatar has been giving massage for about 5 years. He completed a 500 hour certification program with Cypress Health Institute where he learned polarity & craniosacral. Since massage school in 2016, Avatar has been building his private practice & has given body work at a number of Santa Cruz Soulplay events. Avatar has always touched others & helped them relax.
Avatar begins with some integrating slow strokes & craniosacral to let the body relax. As he gives massage, he attunes to his client's body & hears their needs. Avatar's massages release tension & promote relaxation in your body. If you want more polarity, he can give a session particularly attuned to your needs/requests & can also give dominantly craniosacral or Swedish Massage.→ Website