1:1 Bodywork with Jess
Holding a safe container for being held in self-acceptance, self-compassion, self-awareness, and overall tension relaxation, I integrate tools from Thai Bodywork, Yoga, Breathwork, Conscious Relating, and Trauma-Informed Therapy.
Every session is catered to you.
No two strands of DNA are alike, no two people the same, and certainly individually we never feel exactly the same at our last session like we do today. There are endless creative ways to release the tension within our bodies... innumerable postures in yoga, Thai Bodywork, and movement practices as a whole, countless breath practices, a plethora of mindfulness practices to incorporate in your day.
I will stand alongside you as a guide for bringing more peace to each day, and be a hands-on assist for releasing what tension is in you today.
About Thai Bodywork
Touch is an integral part of our everyday life, yet how often do we take a moment to connect with it, our body, and our mind? It is a key element in our health, but in the fast-paced society we live in, we often lose touch with our mind and body, making it difficult to be present with our self and with others.
Thai Bodywork (sometimes called Thai Yoga Massage or Thai Massage) is a healing practice that is distinguished by its inherent life force. Between the practitioner and the receiver, a beautiful exchange of energies takes place as if in a dance.
The experience is unlike any other massage modality, as it incorporates yoga-like movements and stretches while the practitioner simultaneously applies direct pressure to your body. The sessions are therapeutic, wherein the practitioner cultivates unconditional loving touch (metta) with each receiver – this creates a safe space and a sacred container for deep healing to occur and for a meditative state to be reached. The results of the session are both immediate and long lasting.
Thai Bodywork is an ancient holistic bodywork modality, said to pre-date Buddha, rooted in the belief that all true healing comes from within. The session includes acupressure, muscle compression, joint mobilization, assisted yoga postures, energy work, and breath work to treat the body on both a physical and energetic level. Thai medicine is similar to Chinese medicine, focusing on the flow of energy through the body’s sen lines (or meridians). To promote the flow of energy through your sen, the practitioner applies direct or rhythmic pressure to your muscles, listening for the body’s reaction to pressure and its limits. Ultimately, our aim is to move stagnant energies and heal blockages so that the receiver may feel released of both physical and mental tension to increase their well-being and mind-body connection.
How is this different from "normal massage?"
What sets a Thai Bodywork session apart from other bodywork modalities is that the receiver lays fully clothed on a well-padded mat on the floor. Without any lotions or oils, the practitioner uses only their hands, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to move your joints through their ranges of motion, stretch your muscles, and apply direct massaging pressure. In one session you may be lying on your belly, on your back, on your side, or even sitting upright. True Thai massage treats the entire body, and this is why longer 90-minute sessions are the standard length. The practice is not recommended for pregnant women in the final stages of pregnancy, nor for people with serious circulatory problems, recent surgeries, or other serious injuries – be sure to communicate this with Jess.
In one Thai Bodywork session you will receive the same benefits of yoga, massage, and energy work all together. This may mean you could experience an increase in range of motion and flexibility, inner organ massage and fluid mobility, blood oxygenation, increased energy, stress reduction, increased circulation, and a centering of the mind and body. By aligning the energies of the body, one will leave the session feeling relaxed, stretched, and nurtured.
Thai Bodywork is Great for:
Athletes & Movers of all Kinds
Relieving Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
Increasing Mobility, Flexibility, & Range Of Motion
Improving Circulation & Blood Oxygenation
Fascial Manipulation & Release
Increasing Self-Love & Compassion
Releasing Stiffness & Tension
Improving Lung Capacity & Breathing
Centering The Mind & Body
Jess offers Private bodywork from her office in Boulder, Colorado.
For returning clients only, arrangements can be made for mobile sessions to you.
I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful healing process that unfolded during our time together. First of all, she has an amazing presence marked by a sense of deep peace and love that she radiates throughout her being. I was able to get into a state of relaxation very quickly, so that I could sit back in my own awareness and allow her to work her magic.
Sidni W., Boulder,
I can honestly say that until that point, I have never felt so seen or heard. Jess was able to get me to relax more deeply than I'd been able to, and I trusted her completely.
Steve G., Baltimore,
I had no idea Thai Bodywork could be SO much more effective than regular massage ! This isn't just any regular session. Jess helps you feel every ounce of your whole self but it is truly transformational in such a deep holistic way across all of the body AND mind.
Roz B., Boulder, May 2021
What Clients Say:
Jess is an amazing practitioner. I had little expectations or knowledge of Thai Yoga Bodywork prior to our session, so I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful healing process that unfolded during our time together. First of all, she has an amazing presence marked by a sense of deep peace and love that she radiates throughout her being. I was able to get into a state of relaxation very quickly, so that I could sit back in my own awareness and allow her to work her magic. She was highly attuned to my breath and body language, so there was very little I had to verbally communicate once we got started. Her process and ability to assist me in releasing tension I was holding onto was quite profound and not something I would have expected outside of a deep tissue massage. I felt very at home within my body during and after our session. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, embodied practitioner for bodywork, I highly suggest working with Jess.
Being in the workshop with Jess I did in February 2022 brought to my attention how much people don't know how to breathe, communicate, and truly be with their partner. The work she’s doing though is like the window into improved communication, where you can be seen and heard and understood by your partner, and vice versa. Jess helps us use our bodies to foster deeper connection - and a lot of people don't even know this is available to them! Connection is more than just communicating/processing emotions; it’s also attuning to each other’s body and breath, and this allows for even deeper connection, communication, and intimacy in the relationship.
- Sidni W. - yoga and meditation teacher - Boulder CO, March 2022