"Understanding is Love's other name." Thich Nhat Hanh
I have integrated a number of modalities including yoga to create my own method which works on dissolving blocks and bringing balance to mind, body and spirit:
Advanced Muscle Reconditioning A highly effective soft tissue technique that releases entrenched reactive spasms in the body and re-sensitising "numbed out" muscle fibers, providing long lasting relief. The approach is highly interactive and verbal feedback is encouraged. Traditional Thai Massage An ancient therapy combining acu-pressure and gentle yoga stretches applied to the body through clothing. The treatment centers around re-balancing the body’s energy and restoring the sense of well-being. Precise points using hands, elbows, knees and feet are used in order to facilitate release of tension, resulting in a deep relaxation response. In the year 2000, I travelled to Thailand for three months and immersed in the practice and life style of Thai massage. I studied the northern, relaxing style in Chaing Mai and the southern, energetic style in Wat Po, Bangkok. I also spent several precious weeks working with incredibly perceptive blind practitioners.
Sports Massage Therapy I have worked with sports men and women of all abilities, including Olympic standard. Sports massage uses manipulation and stretch methods to help maximize athletic potential. It is particularly effective in improving circulation, increasing range of motion and speeding the rate of recovery from injury.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Stimulating the lymphatic fluid system has wide beneficial effects to the mind and body. It is used to reduce high blood pressure, improve sinusitis, migraines, acne and constipation. This therapy also boosts the immune system and is an established treatment for Lymphadema.
Indian Head Massage I studied this art from a yogi in the Himalayan hills of Rishikesh, North India. The head, neck, shoulder and facial areas are massaged with the purpose of manipulating and clearing energy channels. Especially useful for recovering intellectuals and head trippers.
I see private clients at Harmonia. A popular choice for many students is to take a yoga class with me followed by a bodywork session.
Harmonia Social and Wellness Club 2200 Marinship Way Sausalito, CA 94965 www.harmoniamarin.com
Call Eric for rates and booking: 415.218.0320
“I played the European and World Golf circuit in the seventies and when I hit mid forties I started experiencing lower backand neck problems which gradually got worse and worse.It got so bad I was visiting a chiropractor/osteopath up to 3 times per week.I attended one of Eric Monkhouse’s back clinics at David Lloyd, then used him as a personal trainer and received sports massage.I have not experienced any problems since I went to see him 3 years ago.I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone with similar problems.I wish I had met him 6 or 7 years ago.” Doug McClelland (P.G.A. & E.P.G.A.) Director of Silvermere Golf Club
“I used to be a professional ballet dancer and I now teach yoga full time.I met Eric through a recommendation of him being able to relieve tense muscles and rebalance the body.Regular treatment with him has not only kept me injury free, but feeling more energetic, allowing my dynamic yoga practice to blossom further.He has extensive knowledge of how the body should move, which I find valuable coming from dance and yoga backgrounds.His wide experience of various forms of therapy often shines when I pose him (challenging!) questions on the biomechanics of the body.I would definitely recommend a treatment 100%.” Katy Appleton - Yoga teacher (creator of Geri Yoga)
"One session with you Eric and my knee that I have been hobbling on for the past 6 months is 90% better. Thank you so much!" Morganne, Sausalito
"Some years ago I was suffering from bad corrective hip surgery. I was deteriorating and unable to exercise. I started working regularly with Eric over four years ago, gradually building strength and flexibility, and being treated with massage. With this amazing help I have improved beyond anything I thought possible. Thank you Eric." Jackie Fox - Singer for the BBC
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