Over the years, I have created my own signature approach to doing therapy. The focus of this approach is an inter-weave of the fields of psychotherapy, massage/bodywork therapy hydrotherapy and sound healing. This Integrative model of Mind, Body, Soul Therapy is what inspires me, after nearly 30 years, to continue to offer my services to others.
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
I am a Nationally Certified practitioner of Bodywork and I have, primarily, been trained in Swedish Massage & Reflexology and in Watsu & Healing Dance. My bodywork is diverse, intuitive and regenerating. I use therapeutic-grade essential oils, reflexology, warm herbal compresses, massage cupping and sound therapy for those who would benefit from these adjunct tools. My sessions are generally 90 minutes, but if time is an issue, I can adjust the session length. My therapy office is in my home-studio in
Longmont, Colorado for traditional bodywork. It is in a dedicated quiet space in the lower level of my home. In the event that you are looking for an aquatic form of bodywork, I have developed an aquatic healing session, or Aquatic Bodywork, that floats and cradles the client in a 92 degree warm water therapy pool. These is an Integrated type of hydrotherapy that utilizes the properties of bouyancy and hydrostatic pressure, as well as breath work and sound to help support the client and increase circulation. This work is influenced by the principals of Zen Shiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance, Aquatic Integration and Jahara Technique.
Healing Sounds Therapy
The powerful and healing modality of sound has been a part of my treatment sessions for decades since music is an integral part of most bodywork sessions. Although I have been aware of the field of Sound Medicine for some time, I have not studied it intently until recently. Most certainly, drumming has helped to open the door to this new learning system for me since drumming has so many health benefits( see my Rhythmic Drumming section). In my treatment session now, I incorporate different healing beats and sounds into the session, and have drums, bells, gongs, rain sticks and Peruvian whistles for sound healing sessions. Clients are, at times, guided to use their own voice during the sessions. This modality is a way to bring the body in equilibrium both in all forms of bodywork, including aquatic sessions.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with the State of Colorado and earned a B.A. in Psychology and MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and
have nearly 30 years of post-degree professional experience (www.linkedin.com/in/shirley9williams). I have a recently achieved certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitive & Reprocessing Therapy) and continue to study this trauma-sensitive work. My bodywork therapy foundation training comes from my studies at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and the International Institute of Reflexology.
My professions fee is $60 an hour;
$30 additonal half hour.
For Aquatic Bodywork only, an additional pool rental charge of $20 per hour is, also, the responsibility of the client.
Payment is expected at the start of each session or by paying in advance with the "Pay Now" buttons below.
At the time of scheduling, we will discuss your needs and the specifics of the pool provider for payment information.( Land/Table sessions are generally an hour and a half but I will gladly do a shortened session. Water sessions are generally one hour).
For 30 Minute session, pay here.
For 60 minute session, pay here
For 90 minute session, pay here
Strong Hands, Strong Heart
Therapy for Mind, Body, Soul
Shirley WIlliams, MSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
Longmont, Colorado 80501