As I walk into a room, I take in with my eyes the shape of the room, the brightness of the lights, the presence of other people. Sight is the primary sense from which most humans receive information about their surroundings. Eye movement helps determine what exactly we think we see. If our gaze is focussed, soft, lowered, raised or wide, we see differently. The effect of what we see or think we see reverberates through our body.
In this workshop, the room was lit by natural light shining through the windows, the walls painted a light colour and as my eyes rested on each participant I felt my body respond with a sense of calmness. My breath was even, I could feel my weight dropping through my feet to connect with the floor. I felt secure. My perception of this environment was one of safety and I felt relaxed introducing myself and settling in.
Noticing where we are at physically, paying attention to sensation, we can alter our experience to feel safe…where ever we are. Since this workshop, I have made it a practise to consciously shift my gaze to soft focus and feel my breath coordinate with blood flow to circulate well being throughout my body when I am in an environment that I feel is less than friendly. The result is that I have successfully calmed myself down under pressure. In other words, outside influences stayed outside of me. Inside my body I held sacred space.
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“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g… Read more