Registered Massage Therapist
My approach to healing work involves a deep gratitude for the ways in which our bodies have developed around our limitations, even though it is these patterns that typically bring us into the treatment room. I see my role as a facilitator in the process toward deeper connection and embodiment. It’s no easy task being in a body. We live in a world where we are encouraged to be disconnected from ourselves/each other/the earth and i believe it is a powerful, subversive act to develop relationship to self.
For myself, moving toward my own body began when I started practicing yoga in 1999. Since then I have been a typical gemini, dabbling here and there and learning various things along the way, until my hands discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Game changer. I completed a 2.5 year indepth training in Portland in 2012 and have been practicing since then. This work transformed (and continues to) my relationship to my body, my compensatory patterns, my family and community. Becoming an RMT has greatly deepened my knowledge and respect for the body, as well and allowed me access to a whole host of tools for assisting each individual’s healing journey. I am grateful for the excellent education I received at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.
I brings deep ethical commitments to my practice. My work is relational, and I value making room for the sacred and works towards modelling healing justice. As a member of the queer and trans community, it is my goal to offer a safe space for all genders, bodies and backgrounds. Ongoing consent and communication about the treatment is part of how I work toward safety during session work. My treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy technique, deep tissue and swedish massage. I do enjoy working together to create a sustainable and accessible home care plan.
When I am not at work, you can find me cycling, hanging with pals, thinking of creative ways to smash patriarchy, making delicious foods, reading and tending to my house plants.
If you’d like to read more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and the work that I do, please visit my website: www.sidhawkins.com