Brian Shoen uses a variety of modalities ranging from orthopedic styles such as myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point therapy with more subtle yet effective modalities such as cranial sacral therapy and shiatsu. The selection of these types of bodywork is made to honor the individual’s specific needs as a whole person, aiming to integrate body and mind for optimum health and balance. Brian’s most distinguishing characteristic is his skill in palpation: his ability to listen to and have a compassionate conversation with his clients’ tissues.
Brian is an NCBTMB nationally board certified massage therapist, ADAPT certified movement educator, a Union Yoga certified partner yoga teacher, and a BREATHE certified breathwork teacher. He has over 1500 hours of training in both Eastern and Western bodywork systems.
Brian has decades of experience in martial arts (Karate), yoga, tai chi and qi gong as well as being a long-time student of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). Brian also has a BA in philosophy and an MA in second language education which he utilizes to help him communicate with his clients in whatever “language” they best understand.
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