Erica Rosenfeld Seeds of Well Being Massage Therapist and Shiatsu Practitioner
Erica Rosenfeld is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Shiatsu Practitioner and specialize in Shiatsu and pregnancy massage work. Shiatsu, in a nut shell, is the best of massage, acupuncture, yoga and chiropractic. Shiatsu is a Japanese massage that incorporates the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. The therapist can hear what the specific complaint or issue a client is having in their body. They can then use other diagnostic techniques to further understand where that pain or imbalance is coming from energetically. The energy in our body is similar to rivers and streams moving through a landscape, bringing nourishment and cleaning away what is no longer needed. When the energy is blocked in the body, it is like a beaver building a dam. On one side of the dam the water floods, on the other side the creek bed runs dry. Erica can learn from your body where the beavers have built dams. Using stretching, pressure and holds, she helps to bring the nourishing water of life back to the dry creek beds and gently take apart the beaver dam so there isn't flash flooding. This process helps to balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual within the client, creating freedom in one's body so you can feel rejuvenated with a strong sense of wellbeing.
Shiatsu and Therapeutic Massage benefits all people . Pain is what draws people into to see me, as pain is what helps a person realize something is not right in their body. Therapeutic Massage sessions are perfect for anyone who would like a targeted pain relief as well as the added luxury of increased blood and lymph circulation, and general relaxation.
Shiatsu is for the person who wants to open their body. It unkinks the garden hoses with in, so the work from a session continues for days afterwards. Shiatsu works on more then just pain issues, although it works wonders at decreasing and eliminating pain in the body. Shiatsu works with all aspects of the body, mind and spirit, this allows a person with depression or constipation to receive the same relief as a person with neck or back pain. Shiatsu is for anyone of any age, from new borns to a person actively dying.
Erica also works with pregnant women with both theraputic massage and Shiatsu. Shiatsu can be beneficial in increasing fertility in those looking to get pregnant. It is of great value during pregnancy to keep your body from having pain or digestive issues. She also helps mothers who are having trouble going into labor by working with the local midwives and ObGyn.
The greatest joy for Erica is to see the people she works with begin to take their health into their own hands. We all have the ability to heal ourselves, friends and family members. We are just lacking the knowledge to start the journey, or perhaps are on the journey and feel a little lost. Erica will also give diet recommendations, herbal teas, exercises and meditations. She has also worked with women who struggle with depression and anxiety shift to feeling freedom in their steps and sunshine in their smiles. She has helped women work through internal struggles of fear toward birthing a child and have seen them overcome these struggles and have smooth labors, bringing into this world a beautiful child. There are many men who come in with pain and leave feeling lighter then they can remember.
When Erica is not doing Shiatsu or massage you can find her in the garden. She loves growing plants and having her hands in the soil. She grows a big garden full of vegetables and many medicinal herbs, that she has fun turning into teas, elixirs, syrups and salve. She does all this with her two incredible helpers, her kids. She loves playing outside no matter the season. She also enjoys cooking with her kids and studying Chinese medicine and herbs.