"Rhythm is the soul of life.
The whole universe revolves in rhythm.
Everything and every human action
revolves in rhythm." Babatunde Olatunji
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, sound healing and massage/bodywork therapy. 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 Massage Therapy, that floats and cradles the client in a 92 degree warm water therapy pool. I apply gentle massage strokes with rhythmic movements to relax, restore and rejuvenate. This is an excellent modality for post-hospitalized people. The therapy pool is located 4 miles north of Longmont, just west off Hwy.287 at Essential Element Wellness. It is privately owned by Deb Evangelista, an Integrative Aquatic Therapist who practices Watsu, Healing Dance and Ai Chi, and is a certified Introduction to Healing Dance instructor. This facility is currently the primary site for Watsu & Healing Dance trainings in Colorado
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 fees are $90 a session and I accept cash or check and Pre-Pay below. There is an additional $25 applied for pool rental per session.
Strong Hands, Strong Heart
Therapy for Mind, Body, Soul
Shirley WIlliams, MSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
Longmont, Colorado 80501