When the body is balanced,
it’s easier to align intention with action
and live an authentic, inspired, and values-driven life.
Hellerwork Structural Integration is a form of holistic bodywork that blends connective tissue bodywork with movement education and somatic dialogue to address pain in the body, restore mobility, and create connection between body and mind.
In our work together, you can expect:
Deep listening and body affirming care with somatic practices, compassionate dialogue, and exercises to help balance the nervous system
Anatomically precise and attuned touch to help patterns of stress and increase ease of movement
Education about your body's anatomy with practical tools to inhabit your body in a new way as well as guidance in exploring the many layers of your body-mind
A collection of movements and practices that include corrective exercise, movement exploration, self care, and mindfulness
HOW I WORK
There is no "right" or "wrong" posture, but each posture or shape we hold affords different movement opportunities. When we hold certain postures chronically, pain and tension can arise. I start each session with postural assessment as a guide to understanding the body.
Movement education is integrated into all aspects of the work to help clients embody the work on the table so it can live on and off the table. My approach to movement is unique as I integrate intuitive and improvisational movements with structural exercises to help clients mobilize and stabilize their body in a spirit of exploration rather than exercise.
My bodywork is informed by my studies in Hellerwork Structural Integration and continuing education. A majority of the bodywork takes place on the table with the client lying on their front, back, or side. I work with, and weave together, many of the body's systems including bone, muscle, fascia, organs, and the neurovascular system.
Somatic awareness is a holistic approach to self-awareness that combines mindfulness, body awareness, and physical sensations to help individuals access deeper levels of inner wisdom, insight, and self-understanding. I integrate communication tools from a variety of therapeutic and somatic practices to help clients feel safe, seen, and heard throughout their session.
In January of 2020, I was looking for ways to improve my mobility and generally feel better in my own body. Aging was taking its toll, and I was grieving the loss of movement.
Through the series of individual Hellerwork sessions, Samuel was able to help me find my ability to move and connect with my body again. I began to find the joy in movement I had as a child, even to the point of being able to dance in my own 59-year- old body. Joy was returning to my life!
Taking the first step was scary-being willing to share my limitations about my body was challenging for me, but Samuel’s professional and kind manner quickly eased my fears. His innate ability to accept me where I was enabled me to stretch my own limitations and reach further than I thought possible.
Hello and welcome!
My name is Samuel and I've been passionate about movement and the body my entire life. Structural bodywork and mindfulness practices have been foundational to my health and well-being.
I graduated from the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA) and have continued to immerse myself in education including Visceral Manipulation, Neural Mobilization, Bone Manipulation, Somatic Therapy, Integrative Trauma Healing, as well as several exercise, natural movement, and exploratory body-centered modalities.
This work has radically altered the way I relate to my body, brought new meaning and understanding into my life, and continues to deepen my connection with myself, others, and the world around me.
I’m honored and inspired to share this powerful work with you.