Brad began his bodywork practice in 2019. He is through and through a believer in the work and Recipe of Ida Rolf. He is certified in Structural Integration through Anatomy Trains and has deep gratitude to his AT teachers, Julie Hammond and Tom Myers. He continues to draw inspiration from the legacy of Ida Rolf and a handful of her incredible disciples he’s worked with a long the way. He honors the wholism of the human body, opening himself to all paths and modalities which lead us there.
Healers, bodyworkers, medicine men and women, and various masters of Qi have all left their imprint on him through his travels. And possibly most influential of all, his mom, who massaged him since he was two, and taught him the kindness of touch. He is here to delight in the complex geometry of the body. Ultimately he believes bodywork owes everything to our innate capacity to listen and connect to one another.
Brad is also a trained therapist in Zenthai Shiatsu. Although he does not normally treat with Zenthai, it greatly influences his perspective and touch. The meridian-based energetic system and the five elemental phases through which life seeks harmony, offer a beautiful and vital language for our Healing process. The pursuit of equilibrium is intrinsic to being a physical, dense thing in an infinitely unknowable world.
Brad lives in his hometown of Ojai California with his wife Rosie—continuing the search in himself, his clients, and the Earth.
Integrative Bodywork is a process of re-Minding the Body. It is deep, intentional myofascial work rooted in the tradition of “Rolfing”. It is my mission to assist your structural body into a higher order, so with new lift, new length, and a fuller breath you may enjoy inherent freedom within. Our session/s begin with a body reading and few simple somatic tests from which we base the goals for our work together. The body-reading, usually done in the client’s underwear is very important and every session will begin this way. We seek lift where there is compression, expansiveness where space is constricted, vitality in areas that are “off”, and ease where there is tension. My goal is to support your integration of “parts” into a whole. From your rib cage to your jaw to your wrists, “embodiment” requires congruence with the forces of Gravity from above and Earth from below.
Sessions can be done as single sessions, tailored to a specific injury or pattern, or as part of a longer Series. Series work—a full series consisting of 12 sessions typically a week apart—provides a framework for the strategic, multi-layered unraveling and re-educating of your body’s postural and movement habits. Each session builds on the previous and feeds into the next, exposing an emergent, more “natural” order in your body and movement.
90 mins $180