Sunday, May 29, 2016

BodyMind Therapies


MOLLY SWAN, MA, LMT has been offering  Bodywork and herbal supplements since 1982. 
(Acupressure, Body-centered Therapy, Massage, Herbs, and Nutritional Supplements) 
Deep relaxation and in-depth wellness assessment
Aiming for the most comfortable present and future we can design together for your body, mind, and spirit.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Services


Bodywork sessions may include pulse analysis, deep or light massage, passive and active movement, postural assessment and ergonomic coaching, acupressure, polarity balancing, and other modalities. They are a blend from many influences (see background post)  and are always tailored to the particular needs of my clients at the particular time.

Herbal Consultations

Remedies to support high level wellness

Ongoing Wellness Coaching
First session in office with followup over the phone.

Package: Bodywork, Wellness Coaching
Ongoing support for high level wellness. 10 sessions.

Rates and Location

Office Location:
My office is in Athens Ga., located off of Winterville Rd. between Athens and Winterville and close to the University of Georgia. Address will be given when your appointment is scheduled.

Prices:
 $70 per hour medical massage, acupressure, or bodymind integration.
$90 for 1 1/2 hour session. $120 for 2 hour session.
$20 extra for housecalls within 30 miles of Athens, Ga.
Call to discuss fees for housecalls further away than 30 miles.
Herbal consultations and wellness coaching can be included with bodywork sessions or $35 per consultation. $15 for 15 minutes phone cal.
Package of 10 sessions including bodywork, wellness consultation and ongoing coaching over 2 year period: $50 per session (regardless of time spent)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Background
I have been a practicing herbalist and bodyworker for 34 years as of 2016. 
My formal trainings include: 
Herbal Aprenticeship with Michael Moore, founder of Herbs Etc., Santa Fe NM and Bisbee AZ.
Advanced coursework in Polarity Therapy, a combination of eastern acupressure techniques with western osteopathic and chiropractic style manipulations, along with exercise and dietary practices.
Advanced level  Neuromuscular Therapy, deep tissue massage, finding and releasing muscular contractions, with special focus on origins and insertions of muscles at joints.
250 hours training in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
as well as attending classes in Ortho-Bionomy
, an osteopathic technique using compression or stretching with gentle pressure to release holding patterns around joints; Aston Patterning, movement integration and posture assessment; Rosen Method Bodywork, gentle bodymind integration using movement, breath, touch, and awareness to deepen experience of aliveness; and Integrative Manual Therapy, gentle manipulations of fascia and underlying structures for relief of holding patterns.


I have a masters degree in Body Pschology from The Naropa Institute and advanced certification in the Rosenberg System of Integrated Body Psychotherapy, (IBP), which employs sensory awareness, breath, movement and stress postures to deepen awareness.
I received certification for a two year Clinical Integration course with Lonny Jarrett on the Fundamentals of Chinese Health Assessment.
My training provides wonderful tools, but most of all I try to be a witness and support for my client's process in the here and now.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Elegance and Efficacy of Acupressure

I am so happy to be focusing again on Acupressure to solve acute and chronic tension patterns. It is always thrilling to feel tension knots melt beneath my fingers as two points are linked & the magnetic energy flows.People who came in the door tired & frazzled, go out of the office looking refreshed as from 8 hours of sleep, calm and enthusiastic about what lies ahead.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bodywork and Herbs Better Together

Some of my clients are getting marvelous results from the combination of bodywork, custom exercises which they do at home, and herbal remedies. Among other conditions, we are successfully dealing with post-surgery rehab, pregnancy tune-ups,menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, and weight gain, Syndrome X (Pre-diabetic state), High blood pressure, Diabetes, Chronic diarrhea, slipped disc, fybromialgia.