MICHAEL STREDNEY

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Michael is traditionally educated as a Chemist. He received his Bachelors of Science from The College of William & Mary in 2007 and his Masters of Polymer Science from The University of Connecticut in 2010. He now knows that his purpose and gifts are most beneficial in the world of helping and healing. Surprisingly, he would come to find that his traditional education would contribute to his understanding of the structure and function of the body.

He began his journey into the world of massage and alternative therapies in 2012. His first experience with massage was thirteen sessions of Rolfing followed by CranioSacral Therapy. Being of an inquisitive nature Michael was intrigued by the gentle efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy. He studied CranioSacral Therapy I and II through the Upledger Institute in July and September of 2014. Michael recently graduated from the Lotus School of Integrated Professions and has an accumulated 818 hours of study in the field of massage and bodywork. His preferred modalities include CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Unwinding, Neuromuscular Therapy and deep tissue.

His sensitivity and anatomical understanding are attributed to years of training as a martial artist and mover as well as his intimate familiarity with severe physical trauma. He has experienced multiple traumatic injuries to his head and face resulting in traumatic brain injury and facial reconstruction. It is from these traumas that he has learned how to tune into what our bodies and minds keep hidden when we are unable to process our experiences. He understands what potential lies dormant within each and everyone of us.

Michael works to create environments within which his clients' bodies can access their own potent healing potential. Calming the nervous system and creating space for the body to function are primary goals during a session. You can expect to leave the session remembering that freedom of movement, breath and function are natural states to which each of us has access. Michael brings understanding and compassion in his touch and presence. He works intuitively and listens to his clients bodies in order to generate a quality of touch that provides healthy feedback for the body to move into a state of balance. In the words of Ida Rolf, β€œIt's not how deep you go. It's how you go deep.”