This is the former location of the blog of the Andrew Wood Acting Studio in Los Angeles.. The blog is now located at http://www.andrewwoodla.com/blog. This old location has been left in place as an archive.
Part of the way that I have been working on promoting greater mind/body integration in myself is through myofascial massage, a type of deep-tissue massage related to and derived from Rolfing and Feldenkrais, two other deep-tissue massage techniquse. Both Rolfing and Feldenkrais have been used at the Julliard School as ways of developing actors' physical potential. Myofascial is quite intense, bordering on (but not ultimately) painful, but the potential rewards are great. We have all kinds of knots and maladjustments that have developed over the years, and this form of massage seeks to release them. Sometimes it can release emotional energies that have been stuck somewhere, so the effect can be quite potent. However, as these energies get released and reabsorbed (I really don't sound like I grew up on the East Coast, do I?), it is possible to find a new physical and emotional freedom.
I like the practitioner I have been working with, Stephen Tynan, a lot. He is well-versed in acupressure and Chinese medicine as well, so his insights have a breadth to them that I really appreciate. He is also very reasonably-priced, as these things go. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.