About Sheila Resari

Sheila Resari, LMT #12784

A licensed massage therapist with over 1,000 hours of education, Sheila Resari has practiced massage since 2004.  Her “undergraduate” bodywork training offered many modalities that she draws on today: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial techniques, Thai massage, trigger point therapy, and muscle energy techniques. Sheila’s studies also included Zen shiatsu, integrative bodywork, and sports massage, which influence her current work.

Continuing Education

Sheila completed Level 1 training in Craniosacral Therapy and renewed her knowledge of Traditional Thai Massage.  She trained in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Sheila has studied with advanced myofascial specialist Til Luchau, continued her fascial and structural education with Alex Susbauer and Jonathan Primack, and studied with neuromuscular therapist Douglas Nelson.

Pregnancy

Sheila is well-versed in prenatal massage.  She completed a 32-hour certificate program in Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy and an advanced Arvigo pregnancy course, from pre-conception to postpartum.  Sheila used to provide postpartum massage at Alma Midwifery’s birthing center as an on-call therapist, where new moms and their partners would relax and recover from birth.

Teaching

As an instructor at East West College of the Healing Arts from the fall of 2009 through the spring of 2018, Sheila guided student massage therapists to become amazing future colleagues.  Her classes included Swedish Massage, Treatment Planning, Introduction to Clinic, Assessment & Treatment of the Lower Body, and Western Modalities.

Coaching

Sheila Resari also trained as a Hendricks coach and a member of the Gay & Katie Hendricks’s Leadership and Transformation team.  The Hendricks Institute assists people in opening to more creativity, love, and vitality through the power of conscious relationship and whole-person learning.  Sheila’s knowledge and presence provides an added dimension to her hands-on sessions.

Co-creating

Sheila loves to explore that balance between enjoying the work on the table (feels good) and experiencing lasting effects in your daily life (good for you).  Her clients are co-creators who:

  • See themselves as equals to and allies with their therapist
  • Are open to exploring the issues in their tissues
  • Offer feedback and ideas during the session
  • Participate with breath, movement, and attention

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