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.
Erin has been practicing bodywork in Humboldt county since 2005. She has been trained in many modality that influence her work, each offering a unique way to access & support muscles, bones & inner fluidity.She offers presence, connection & a sense of safety every time she touches a body. Each session is unique & tailored to the specifications of One's needs, wants & desires. The essence of each session is "listening" to the inner movement of cerebrospinal fluid & reducing inflammation with gentle movement or deep tissue as she dances around the core wave that presents itself.→ 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 has provided bodywork the SF bay area for over 32 years. He currently works as an intuitive healer & coach for Catalyst Health & Performance, mixing eastern & western styles of bodywork combining pressure, mobility, & reiki. His use of myofascial release practices such as craniosacaral & unwinding allows the body to be limber as well as increase blood flow for healing. He is an intuitive healer, trained in modalities that release physical pain & restore somatic balance emotionally. He helps liberate your soul from blockages (physical & energetic) that are holding you back to gain freedom & power to align your body. His sessions help you move from feeling anxious, fearful & uncertain to courageous, peaceful, pleasantly euphoric & divinely aligned.→ 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
Sundar is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) & Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy from the International Institute of Medical Qigong, the overseas Medical Qigong College of the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China). He has being helping others to heal since 1999. His somatic sessions treats you as a whole: mind, body, spirit & emotions. Depending of how sensitive you are to the micropulsations of energy, sessions can go from no touch, to light touch, to deep pressure. The sacred & trusted environment that is created is an opportunity for you to open up whatever is not serving you anymore. To let it go & to allow space for the new you.→ Website
Sherry has been doing therapeutic massage professionally for 25 years, and has received 1000 hours of training from Harbin School of Shiatsu & Massage. She has worked in many spas, retreat centers, festivals, & has had her own practice of regular clients. She believes when our bodies receive conscious healing touch, we can achieve true inner peace. Sessions with Sherry invite relaxation into your body & a loosening of sore & achy muscles. Her specialty is focusing on relieving chronic pain in the joints & ligaments, being stretched into various poses while simultaneously receiving massage, & providing an overall sense of peace, joy & bliss.→ Website
Massage helped Jayne heal from deep burn out from working in the school system and she loves to share this gift of healing with others as a CMT. In her free time, she enjoys roadtripping, exploring hot springs, hiking, camping, gardening, creating vegan magic, writing, dancing, & bettering myself. Her Deep Tissue work can be very specific work that focuses on areas that need a deeper release, integrating the use of pin & stretch & trigger points. Her Swedish techniques offer more broad & relaxing strokes that can range in pressure to increase circulation & activate your rest & digest! CranioSacral offers light pressure treatment on the head & sacrum to facilitate the body's natural healing abilities, which is good for releasing jaw tension, headaches, & relaxation.→ 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
As a certified massage therapist & energy healer for the past 35+ years, Holly has developed a unique gift of helping people ground, embody & relax into the present moment. She has a personal mission to create more joy & playfulness in the world. People come to her when they’re feeling blocked & want to release stuck emotions. She creates a very safe, intuitive, somatic healing space using massage, EFT, sound healing, vibration, prayer, and breathwork, where there is permission to let go into crying, raging, laughing, or silence, to move into a greater feeling of wholeness & alignment with spirit. She's excellent at creating a space of unconditional love where your body can relax & restore itself.→ Website