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Integrative Bodywork/Energywork

Come in for a healing bodywork session; integrated with energywork, sound healing, and aromatherapy. Choose from Prema Soma Thai Yoga Bodywork (done on thick mats on the bamboo floor) or Prema Soma Bodywork (at the bodywork table). ‘Pure’ sessions of Polarity, Reiki, Shamanic Reiki, and Musical Spine can also be requested.

“Every (energywork) session has been an amazing…experience that has both relaxed and energized me and strengthened my intuition for days..” L. Yaffe, Writer

“I would classify Shakti as a master of her craft, a true Healing Arts specialist. Foremost, she is highly skilled in many modalities….. and will cater her session to your needs with active communication and certain special touches. She embodies everything you want in a healing arts therapist: passion, dedication, professionalism, reliability, compassion and intuition. I have worked with her for over five years on general health and specific pain issues. I recommend her highly, have done so in the past, and will continue to do so.”

-Rebecca Kleinberg, Account Manager at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Expeditions, Manhattan


Prema Soma Thai Yoga Bodywork, on the Mats

With Reiki and Sound Healing,

also known as ‘Thai Massage’:

  • Done on a comfortable thick mat on the bamboo floor, you wear loose comfortable clothing.
  • We usually begin with a meditation, to center and leave other concerns behind.  Breath practices and energy healing are integrated into the session as you are moved through a series of Yoga poses. You are active a little bit, but mostly settle back and enjoy as you are moved from sitting to lying down, into twists, and back into restful poses.
  • The rhythmic flow of thai yoga massage will bring you into a deeply calming, restful, and relaxed state. Additional benefits noted by clients: improved posture, relief from back pain and sciatica and other physical issues, improved overall well being, better sleep, anxiety relief, calmer mind, more even keeled emotions, improved circulation in hands and feet. Contentment, Joy.
  • The joints are rotated, and muscles compressed, energy meridians stimulated to move stagnant energy. You will be feeling massage pressure from Shakti’s hands, elbows, knees, and feet.
  • Thai Yoga Massage traces its roots back 2,500 years to India and Buddhism. It developed over a period of centuries within the environment of Buddhist temples. It is still practiced and taught today in The Thai temple, or Wat, which also serves as a health center. It is practiced with Metta (loving kindness) and compassionate touch.
  • You can opt for a 60 or 90 minute session, although a 90 is strongly recommended to give time for the full benefit. 2-3 hour sessions are common in Thailand.
  • Reiki energy work, Polarity Bodywork, Aromatherapy, Guided breathing, and Sound Healing are integrated into your session.
  • Note: Recommended for those with Parkinson’s as studies show that movement staves off symptoms.

Prema Soma Bodywork at the Table:

A fusion of 25 years training including Thai, Polarity, Shiatsu, and Reiki:

  • Done at the Bodywork Table
  • Integrated energywork and bodywork are done with hands on touch.  May include: Cranialsacral, Chakra balancing, Diet guidance, and Yoga. Balancing and revitalizing. This East meets West treatment balances the energy within your body systems, so that your body is better able to heal itself thus bringing all of you into better balance.
  • Sometimes called acupuncture without needles, polarity therapy improves the flow of energy in your body. Areas of stagnant energy or blockages are located. Hands on touch and energywork are used to improve the flow in and through those areas.
  • benefits: calms the nervous system, relieves tension, restores inner radiance. spiritually nourishing.
  • Clients report relief from stress, feeling energized for days afterwards, relief from joint aches and pains, mind state shifts, emotional balance, enhanced creativity. Clients undergoing chemotherapy have experienced relief from nausea/joint ache lasting 1 week.
  • Aromatherapy, Sound healing, Light therapy, guided breathing, and meditation may be integrated.

Reiki/Shamanic Reiki:

  • this Japanese form of energywork is balancing and revitalizing. hands are laid on your body from head to toe, in each placement for periods lasting 1-5 minutes, duration of session is traditionally one hour .
  • Reiki is done in NYC hospitals.
  • Clients leave relaxed, relieved from stress, anxiety lifted, mind state shifted, hopeful, senses more open and all activities (eating, walking, friendships) being more pleasurable/fulfilling, clients undergoing chemo report relief from nausea/joint ache.
  • Aromatherapy, Sound healing, Light therapy, guided breathing, and meditation may be integrated.
  • Shamanic Reiki pairs this healing art with earth based practices of indigenous cultures, cultivating your connection with nature as an intrinsic part of your healing.

“I was a complete skeptic about Reiki and energy work…until I met Shakti.  I didn’t think I was that in tune with myself metaphysically that I would “feel” energy work, but from my first session with Shakti, I have felt energy pulse into me from her hands.  I have felt bad energy move up through my body and out the top of my head, and have actually felt my body and soul healing, being healed and have felt in communication with the universe. Pretty cosmic–and this is from someone who a short time ago would have laughed at such words as transcendental, metaphysical and cosmic.  Being new to exploring this territory, I felt extremely vulnerable but Shakti has such a calm, nurturing accepting person, I felt immediately at ease with her and in safe hands.  Every session has been an amazing transcendental experience that has both relaxed and energized me and strengthened my intuition for days, weeks even, afterwards.  …She is a true healer.”  Lauren Yaffe, Writer.

Musical Spine:

This is a complete treatment, and can also be integrated with Thai and Polarity

  • balancing and revitalizing. tuning forks are placed on acupuncture points along your spine, sacrum, legs. Colored light is applied at these points, and combed along your whole body. Colored Silks, Bodywork and other sound healing integrated.
  • Why colored light: it seals in the effects of the sound and other energetic vibration. The colored silks augment this.
  • developed by acupuncturist and musician Fabien Maman, father of sound healing (Webster’s Dictionary).
  • benefits: harmonizes the nervous system, chakras, and subtle energy fields.
  • Clients report muscular relaxation, increased physical flexibility, mind states shifted, access to intuition, creative ideas flowing, spiritual connection, feeling refreshed and revitalized.

How Often?

  • Come in for a visit, and consider regular sessions (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) as part of your health care. Regular visits nips new issues in the bud, improves immune system function, can produce actual changes in the body; plus manages and and can improve conditions like neck pain, back pain, carpel tunnel issues, arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and sciatica.
  • Come for Regular visits, and we can evaluate and improve many aspects of your life over time, along with your bodywork, we can talk about and create new habits involving herbs and food, yoga and stretching, breathing, practices like meditation and nature connection.
  • Come more often, and consider a Package.
  • Warning! You might feel lighter, sleep better, be more comfortable in your body, and experience increased happiness.

“Shakti is truly a healer. She has the gentleness, intuition, and skills that make you feel safe to go into a deep place and receive real healing!”

-Patricia Hogan, Occupational Therapist, Brooklyn