Wonderful and relaxing massage in a
beautiful setting. Dancers and musicians can suffer from repetitive-use
injuries. Massage can help those tender spots and increase muscle and
joint suppleness. When the mind is calm and clear the energy of creation
flows naturally through your body, mind & spirit!
Acorn Sunbeam - Camp 2
Acorn (Alan) Sunbeam has been doing massage since 1972 when he started learning from the amazing and eccentric S. Elliott Postol in New York City. Over the years he has learned many styles and techniques of massage and other healing modalities. He is well versed in Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Orthobionomy and other gentle methods. He has a BA in Holistic Healing Arts (1983) from Antioch University part of which was documented 3,000 hours of massage experience. He has been licensed acupuncturist since 1984 - which he currently practices at The Acupuncture Center of Dr. Grace Liu in Ukiah. Additionally - since 2006 he has added the deep reaching tools and exercises of the Avatar Course to his healing repertoire. Email Acorn
Chalfin - Camp 2
Mickey Chalfin: Mendocino Coast resident since 1973. Now living in Albion, CA. Teacher of massage skills, English, Hebrew, and most sports. Love to write poetry..
Practicing Massage Therapist since 1985. My style is Swedish/Esalen (full body/nurturing). Email Mickey
Jeannie Mckenzie - Camp 2
Jeannie Mckenzie has been in practice as a massage therapist since 1996. Her favorite modalities include Barefoot Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang, Accupressure, Biodynamic Cranial-
Sacral work, and Sound Healing. She works intuitively, grounded in 30 years of meditation practices that include yoga, tai chi,chi gung, and plant and animal spirit communication. Recen
tly her focus has been on working with singers and people with TMJ issues. In her spare time, Jeannie performs as a mime and clown, runs an urban goat farm, and teaches cheese making and music classes to kids and adults. Email Jeannie
Zander Ford - Camp 1
I offer you a safe place to unwind. With loving hands and heart I will hold space for your whole being to relax. Each session is unique. In general we start with a relaxing energetic cleansing, followed by some deeper muscle attention, and finish by uniting your body, energy, and mind.
Specific Skills I use are:
'Swedish' style Esalen Massage. This is a style of massage from the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Its foundation is long-fluid body strokes that aim to give the recipient a sense of whole body integration.
Medical Chi Gong. This is a Traditional Chinese Medicine based system very similar to Acupuncture, but without the needles. We flush out the major Meridian systems, smooth their energy and then recharge with fresh balanced energy.
Craniosacral: This is a system developed in the US where we use light touch to manipulate the fascia within and unwind deeper restrictions.
Each session is 50 minutes.
Calvaleigh Rasmussen - Camp 3
Calvaleigh Rasmussen of Berkeley, California is a recently certified Massage Practitioner. Having studied at McKinnon Institute in Oakland, she is trained in Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and Acupressure. She works by combining these three into an effective, and healing experience. She greatly enjoys the challenge of working with the unique bodies of dancers and musicians. Calvaleigh also has a grand time playing a variety of instruments, her favorite being the piano accordion. She also loves dancing, gardening, baking, sewing, and, in addition, performing with the jolly fellows of the Pipe & Bowl Morris.
Morgan Shook, Bowen Therapist - Camp 1
Bowen Technique is a very gentle soft tissue relaxation technique that resets abnormal tension patterns and facilitates the body healing itself. I came to the Bowen Technique from studying Acupressure (Tui Na), Kinesiology and Tai Chi (Taiji), and have found it incredibly effective for sore shoulders, carpal tunnel, neck pain and many other conditions. By activating a client's para-sympathetic nervous system (rest/digest vs. fight/flight) through lighty working with a person's fascia (the layer between the skin and the muscles), I have been able to subtly give profound relief. I am a licensed to practice Bowen Technique and am here to share it with you.