Good Energy Massage

Integrative therapy for the Body, Mind and Spirit.

Somatic Experiencing Certification

 Last year I started a new traing in Somatic Experiencing with the Human Enrichment Foundation. I was drawn to the work after doing a one year introduction to Bioenergetic therapy and was referred to the SE work by one of the instructors . What drew me to the work was how it relates to the body and our emotions and how they affect one another. I have just completed the sixth class (Intermediate 3) and two more to go. Advanced 1 in June and Advanced 2 in October. I look forward to contiuing this joureny and to share the work with my clients.

What is Somatic Experiencing (SE for short)? 

In short, Somatic Experiencing allows your nervous system to gently release stress and trauma through body awareness, completing healthy instinctual and self-protective responses to events that have had a negative impact on your life.

What should I expect during an SE session?

Similar to talk therapy we will have a dialogue about you and your body. The SE work blends vert well with Cranial Sacral therapy,my Tantric sessions as well as my therapeutic massage. When the dialogue, the touch and enhancing your awarness  your nervous system can return to homeostasis.

During a session, I help you to deeply connect with the sensations of your body and help you to become consciously aware of your inner and outer resources that strengthen your health on all levels. Through this awareness, I will help you reduce the impact of mental, emotional and physical stress and trauma. My intent is to provide you with the experience of safety and calm while you transition your focus to joy, healing, and pleasure.

During a session, you may notice a gradual discharge of your nervous system. This occurs in several different ways: trembling, shaking, twitching, tingling and vibrating sensations. You may also become aware of temperature differences, expanded breathing, and skin and digestion sensations. Crying, laughing and yawning may be part of your experience as well. All these responses are therapeutic and often can come with a sense of unfamiliarity. Please be assured that these reactions are welcomed and restorative to your nervous system.

Somatic Experiencing is ideal for psychosomatic issues such as pains in the body that may be related to emotions. If you are suffering from syndromes or symptoms that cannot be explained medically, I strongly encourage you to explore Somatic Experiencing.
My clients have loved the integration of the work and have noticed a difference in there own healing and well being.

Please feel free to ask any questions if you would like to know more.

-Micahel Riley

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Healing, Somatic Experiencing, Workshops | | Leave a comment

Courage to change, a path to healing.

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more “manhood” to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.–Alex Karras

When I read this it made me think of my own personal journey of healing and growth. This path I am walking of being in the healing arts has not come easy. I have worked very hard and looked at myself and habits on a very deep level. I am so grateful to have found a path that truly  resonates with me. I would not change a thing.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | Ego, Healing | , | Leave a comment

How are you feeling? Your emotions and how they affect your body.


Many things that happen in your life can disrupt your emotional health and lead to strong feelings of sadness, stress or anxiety.

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one. The following can be physical signs that your emotional health is out of balance:

  • Back pain
  • Change in appetite
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme tiredness
  • General aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Palpitations (the feeling that your heart is racing)
  • Sexual problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stiff neck
  • Sweating
  • Upset stomach
  • Weight gain or loss

Do you ever stop to notice the connection of how your mood is affecting your body and vice versa?

I do not provide psychological counseling. That is out of my scope of practice. However, I do offer support and help in bringing your awareness, growth and empowerment forward. I use somatic experiencing and other modalities, which creates awareness in deep, tangible and meaningful ways; helping you to manifest your true desires.

I am a Holistic Health Practitioner and I am neither a physician nor a psychologist and can not “diagnose” nor do I “treat” any medical conditions or psychological disorders.

Many of my clients have told me after a session how much better ther feel physically and mentally.

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Healing, Somatic Experiencing | , | Leave a comment