Christine Anderson RMT
My journey into movement therapies and wellness began the first time I entered a yoga studio in 1999. It didn’t take long before I quit my job and began re-shaping my life to better reflect the person I was discovering within. It’s been a lengthy journey to date, and even I’m surprised with the direction it’s taken!
Art, photography and design have always been a great part of my life, yet yoga ignited a fire in me to learn more about anatomy and physiology. For a while, it felt as if I had gone completely from one side of my brain to the other, only to come back again.
Through the practice, I have explored both the connection and contrast between mind and body with awe. I have twisted my mind through the philosophy and mythology of mindful movement, only to find that there is still no metaphor, cliche or concept that can explain why the world seems to make more sense to me when I’m practicing regularly.
My answer to this conflict was to study anatomy. You can touch it, and explain it right? After five years casually studying book-style, I entered the cadaver lab for the first time with Gil Hedley, my mentor in (self) dissection. After that first ‘unveiling’ of the human form, I began to experience that you cannot uncover the form of another without encountering your own. Since completing thai massage training (2003), many dissections (ongoing) and RMT certification (2012)… I’ve learned a LOT about physical anatomy. I’ve seen the effects of pathology, and contemplated how what we see as disease is in fact, the body’s solution to a deeper problem. I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of my curiosity.
Body therapy practices for me, have been an indispensable tool of discovery. They have taught me perhaps more than I had intended to learn and I’m so glad I kept with my studies in anatomy, massage and yoga. My wish through my practice is to continue this exploration of body and mind. I invite others to join the conversation and get to know where we are twisted most, so we can one day unwind.
Mondays 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Areas of Focus : Traditional Thai Massage, Low Back Pain, Tech Neck, Stress Management, Headaches
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