Are you tired of feeling off?
I focus on problem solving so you can feel like yourself again. Injury, chronic pain, sticky emotional patterns--you name it, we work on it. Each session is tailored to your needs, and oriented towards finding lasting solutions that work for you. This clothed bodywork session intuitively combines energy healing and meridian-based massage to resolve stress, tension and trauma stored in your nervous system, fascia and muscles. It's a potent, gentle session and the results unfold over the following days in your life as a whole.
Clients speak of feeling affirmed in the depths of who they are--more centered, stronger, having more clarity, purpose and passion. These sessions are especially helpful for people resolving taxed nervous systems (PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, etc.), physical injuries, chronic physical or emotional pain, spinal and cranial imbalances, and more.
Benefits clients have reported include:
- feeling more relaxed than they can remember feeling in years
- improved sleep
- clarity of vision, seeing colors more vibrantly
- "moving on:" emotional release of old romantic relationships
- disappearance of chronic pain from scar tissue
- resolution of chronic pain from lifelong injuries
- greater emotional understanding of the nuances of one's "problems"
- feeling deeply centered in their spirit
- feeling more physically aligned with better posture, more effortless movement, and better balance
- feeling belonging and support
How does it work?
Our bodies are intelligent, and quite vocal if we are willing to hear what they have to say. I listen to your body and what sort of movement it appears to be desiring. Using massage, joint mobilization, chi healing, and more, I support the gentle movement of skin, fascia, muscle, bone, and energy towards positioning that better serves you.
In this process, you might experience deep sighs, falling asleep, digestive gurgles, emotional release, surges of energy--the sky is the limit. As the sessions proceed at the level of comfort for your nervous system, the experience tends to be deeply relaxing and restorative. Results tend to be longer lasting than relaxation or deep tissue massage, as they are focused on allowing your system to realign itself, and to maintain its alignment in your moving body.
Sometimes we find that with a long standing injury or emotional pattern, we need to understand how this fits into your life as a whole. In that case, we weave in life coaching techniques to intellectually understand the underlying elements that are expressing themselves as pain in your life.
To schedule a 15 minute free consultation, go to the Say Hello page to use the form, email or call/text.
"I came to Emily Presley with a longstanding back issue which, after 18 months of chiropractic, PT, rolfing, massage, steroid injections and cranial sacral therapy, had not seen ANY progress. I came to Kauai with the intention of floating in the ocean as a last healing resort…but the winter waves were not conducive for that!
"I ‘randomly’ found out about Emily through an internet search. To say I was cautious about expecting real results is an understatement, but I was curious...
"After only 3 sessions in 2 weeks with this beautiful ‘body whisperer’, I am able to move my body like never before, bend and touch my toes and miraculously…and have it stay that way, not a mere temporary relief.
"When Emily claims her session to be transformational – a word I am most often suspicious of – she really delivers! With exquisite intuitive touch and gentleness, identifying the deeper core of the issues, she is able to find portals that invite the body, with love and gentleness, to release unhelpful tension and patterns. She is truly a miracle worker and I feel so blessed to have received her Sunshen (Tai-chi) healing artistry. I couldn’t recommend Emily more highly – she is a truly effective healer, as well as a generous and beautiful-hearted spirit." - Sandra, Consultant, Boulder, CO
"Emily is gifted with healing, knowing hands. After she worked on me, I felt lighter, more spacious, in more harmony with myself and the world. Her charisma and warmth are contagious. Her depth conveys empathy and understanding. I left feeling refreshed, enlivened, and smiling--and all of this in fifteen minutes! Were I to live in the same place, I'd have her work on me regularly."
- Margot, Artist, Washington, DC
"Emily has a gift for finding blockages and zeroing in with her amazing hands and loving attention to get things flowing again."
- Eva, Counselor, Jerusalem, Israel