by Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc, LMT
My Bodywork practice began in 1982 with Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and massage therapy. This opened me to the world of Mind Body connections and eastern philosophy. Embracing the study, I finished my doctorate and licensure in Chinese Medicine in 1988. At that time, Acupressure and Acupuncture were not really known so I started teaching at the local universities, schools and private clinics. My practice grew and I continued my studies in China and around the US. Studying Qigong in China opened me to a deeper understanding of how energy moves through the body according to intention and focus. This applied energy focus has many names and styles but the essence comes from being quiet inside enough to listen. I love the moving meditations of Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi and sitting meditation.
I am also certified teacher of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and yoga.
My book: Fabric of the Soul, 8 Extraordinary Vessels, includes case examples using acupressure to stimulate the deep pathways of the extraordinary vessels. Available on www.amazon.com
My Bodywork practice began in 1982 with Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and Massage Therapy.
I totally resonated with the idea of how interconnected all of life is! I was living in Oregon and needed a massage license to practice. So I studied massage therapy and WOW what an easy and powerful integration it became. My practice has evolved from Swedish massage and Jin Shin Do to a refined style of energy-focused bodywork.
I finished my doctorate and licensure in Chinese Medicine in 1988 and have continued to study and practice energy medicine since. I call it energy medicine because it is not about technique as much as it is awareness of Qi, life force energy, and applied focus.
As a practitioner of Mind-Body acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, acupuncture and qigong, I investigate what each client needs and apply my skills accordingly. Acupressure is central to my 28-year old practice! I love acupressure and always will. Acupressure gives me a tool to access what is going on energetically inside a person, which over time expresses itself physically. Our energetic connections are transmitted primarily through the neuro-muscular and fluid (blood and lymph) systems in the body. The energy “signatures” that get laid down along these pathways are core to how we express ourselves in the world. It is a beautiful thing but sometimes the energetic pathways get bogged down with toxicity from foods, environment, negative thoughts etc. As practitioners of bodywork, we have direct ways to access the patterns of what are called “stagnation” and remove the blockages. Then a person feels more alive and creative. This is what Mind-Body Acupressure can add to your practice. You will broaden your scope and have clients lined up and waiting to see you!
with Gayl Hubatch
Sunday, April 24, 2016
**10% discount for TLC students/faculty/alumni**