WHAT SPIRAL RELEASE BODYWORK CAN DO
A One Person Perspective – by Stephanie Kern
Yucca Valley, Calif.
I started SRB sessions with Tim Custis and I’ve averaged
from 2 to 4 sessions per month and plan to continue. If someone
had told me that I would be appreciating what can sometimes be painful
work, I’d have laughed at them. But it’s true. I am
benefiting from this work on the physical, emotional, and spiritual
I have had many kinds of bodywork sessions including massage, myofacial
release, physical therapy, energy work, acupuncture and a variety
of others. I’ve engaged with a number of practitioners and
so was surprised at how relaxed I was at the very first session.
Tim is compassionate, non-confrontive and he creates a safe space
to deal with what can be very private issues.
Physically: I have become hyper aware of the way
I carry myself, where I hold my tension and what is no longer working.
Some of the knots that have been released have allowed others to
surface and I get to deal with that annoying (but bearable!) issue
until my next visit. It is progressive. As the top protective layers
are released, the center of the knot surfaces. This has been a fascinating
process to observe, as well as experience! Tim also knows EXACTLY
where the worst of the locked muscles are. This was further proof
to me that this is real. If it wasn’t he couldn’t be
so right on all the time!
I find myself sitting straighter, improving my work environment
to better accommodate my body, and wanting/creating more movement
in my life. (This is good because I tend to be pretty sedentary!
Emotionally: Tim explained that releasing these
tensions often brings up emotions, the emotion that caused the body
to create the knot in the first place. He also said that some people
feel the emotion as it is released and some don’t. It is not
important for me to experience it as much as it is to simply let
it go. I have experienced some emotion a few times, some sadness
or anger, but most often Tim gets to feel it for me as we let it
go. I actually appreciate that a lot since I don’t really
want to back over all that stuff myself.
I feel clearer and much more centered. I am more aware of my emotions
as they occur (a change for me), and am noticing that I am more
affected by what I see, hear, and share. This is a positive change
and I look forward to growing in this sensitivity.
Spiritually: Because I have been able to let go
of so much, both physically and emotionally, I now feel more centered,
clear on what is true for me and I’ve definitely let go of
some of the blocks that stop me from doing what I want to do and
being who I want to be. I used to feel as if my core being was locked
up (probably for safe keeping) and I couldn’t get to my own
center. That is no longer true. I now feel connected, whole, and
more ready than ever to take on new challenges. AND I am enjoying
life more every day.
The SRB work I’ve done with Tim has been a major factor in
all these wonderful changes. I’ll continue with it as long
as I can.
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