bodymindspiritworks   LLC

We welcome you to Bodymindspiritworks,
an intentional community, a sanctuary, an integral therapy center
dedicated to well-being, awareness and transformation!

We commit to creating bodymindspiritworks as a place of sanctuary,
    of tranquility, of peace;
a place for seeking goodness, truth, beauty;
a place of healing, of deep learning, of transformation;
a place for seeking integrity and wholeness, justice, love.

We commit to living lives that are good and beautiful and true,
lives that are integrated and whole,
lives that draw energy from our hearts and souls,
lives that are supported and nourished
    by the systems and environments we create around us.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

       + Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Intentional community

With the covid-19 pandemic, the world has changed forever, and the way we used to do things no longer works. Some are saying we can just get "back to normal" and trust that everything will be okay, but trust is built on more than wishful thinking. At bodymindspiritworks, we are taking the pandemic seriously, and we are taking trust seriously. The work we do is up close and personal.

Up to now, basic cleaning procedures called "standard precautions" have been completely effective, but they are no longer enough. So what's different from the epidemics of previous years? Here's a simple comparison from an excellent article on the FiveThirtyEight website: SARS and MERS are deadly, but not easily spread. Swine flu (H1N1) is easily spread, but not as deadly. Ebola is very severe, but hard to contract. COVID-19 is deadly and easily spread, even by people with no symptoms. This is a huge difference.

It is also important to create a safe environment without putting everyone in a hazmat suit.

Here's how we're going to do it. Our approach will require your participation, and will be based on the following:

1. Continuing "standard precautions:" handwashing, proper cleaning and laundering, all that good stuff we've always done.

2. Isopropyl alcohol, 70% concentration. Isopropyl kills everything, dries quickly, leaves no lingering bleach scent, and in fact can be pleasantly scented with essential oils. We're buying it by the 4-gallon case. All common surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between every appointment.

3. Some procedural modifications, such as the use of fleece-blanket coverings on upholstered chairs and plastic tubs for clothing, all of which can be washed/disinfected between appointments.

4. Intentional community/web of trust. This may be the most important piece of all. Bodymindspiritworks has become even more of a sanctuary than it has been. We have become an intentional community of therapists and the persons we work with, committed to safe practices both within the bodymindspiritworks space and in the world outside. This kind of intentional community develops a web of trust, which necessarily includes you, the ones we work with. By entering here, you become a part of our sanctuary. It's the only way we can do this.

We are inviting you to be a part of an intentional community, a web of trust, and that means we all agree to abide by the following:

1. Safe behavior outside bodymindspiritworks space -- at home, at work, at stores. Respecting personal space is always considerate but now that means six feet in public places. Because the bodywork we do at bodymindspiritworks is done at zero distancing, it means we all must be extra careful everywhere else we go.

2. No fevers, coughs, sore throats, runny noses, shortness of breath, symptoms of any kind. If we have had any of signs of illness within the last 24 hours, or been in contact with someone with these signs within the last fourteen days, we will not enter this sanctuary.

3. We will be wearing face masks as an extra precaution. If you have one, please wear it when entering bodymindspiritworks, or you can have one of ours (new, disposable). Remember that wearing a face covering is for the protection of others.

4. We are using enhanced cleaning protocols, including hand sanitizer and isopropanol on all touch surfaces, between each session. We ask that you use the hand sanitizer at the stations before you enter our space and when you leave.

Until there is a cure for covid-19, a vaccine, antibody tests, there is no guarantee of absolute safety. Instead of asking you to sign a waiver of responsibility, we are asking for covenant. By working together, we can keep everyone healthy. Please work to protect and extend the web of trust, a web of trust which necessarily extends beyond this space. Be mindful in all the hours of your days, everywhere you go.

        >> CDC covid-19 information
        >> Ozaukee County Health Dept. (scroll down for covid-19 dashboard)
        >> Wisconsn Dept. of Health Services mapped county data
        >> ABMP (Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals) covid-19 resources
        >> Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website (if you're into stats)

when will we be open for appointments?

As soon as we can do it safely for everyone.

All counseling sessions are currently being conducted by phone. For in-person appointments at bodymindspiritworks, we will begin by contacting the people we've most currently worked with.

As long as the curve looks like it does on the charts below (updated 8 October 2020), it's not time.

from Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services.

Remember, compared to other recent outbreaks, covid-19 is both deadly and very easily spread.

The information from CovidActNow is updated automatically.

For trustworthy in-depth Wisconsin information, go to the Wisconsin-specific CovidActNow webpage.

Integral Therapies:

>> Integral LifeCare Counseling

All counseling sessions are currently being conducted by phone.

Coming Home to your Self, Coming Home to your Life is an intensive course that uses the "integral" model. It means working with all aspects of your life more effectively, more completely, than you have ever done before. More information HERE

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Therapeutic bodywork is a proven approach to help heal the hurts of stress, tendonitis, pulled muscles, overuse and repetitive stress issues, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, joint problems, back pain, post-surgical issues, pain caused by bad egonomics. We use relaxation, deep tissue, lymphatic. joint mobilization, acupressure, and neural-muscular techniques as needed for each partiular session.

>> Integral bodywork and headaches

Muscle-specific massage therapy for muscle contraction tension headaches: Therapeutic massage and trigger-point therapy focusing on specific neck and shoulder muscle groups provides immediate relief during an acute headache episode. A four-week course (two 30-min session/week) of the same therapy protocol provides a lasting reduction of the frequency and severity of chronic tension headaches.

Craniosacral Therapy for migraine and tension headaches: A light-touch modality that helps normalize the craniosacral system and release meningeal and dural tube restrictions, allowing the structures of the central nervous system to resume optimal levels of functioning.

Cold Stone Therapy for migraine and vascular headaches: The facial application of cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites, plus essential oil blends known to relieve headache pain, plus the use of warmth, relieves pain effectively and naturally.

Neuro-muscular Therapy for cervicogenic headaches: Specific therapy to remove pressure from the facet joints of the upper cervical spine and restore as much motion as possible relieves pain caused by muscle-tightness cervical compression. Passive stretching and assisted rotaion restores range of motion and stretches tightened muscles.
More information HERE

>> Integral bodywork and scoliosis

At Bodymindspiritworks, correcting scoliosis is an "integral" therapy. Integral means working with the whole person and not just with the mechanics. Integral means working with the mechanics in a way that does not violate the rest of the person's being or cause collateral suffering (for example, a spine that no longer moves because it is being held immobile by rod implants). Integral means working with the emotional and relational forces in the person's life that are "remembered" and carried in the person's body.
More information HERE

>> Current workshops and LifeCourses

Use above link for descriptions of all workshops. Note that all workshops and classes have been temporarily suspended.

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