Last month I was featured in Red Cricket Healing Center's Newsletter, with a short interview about my practice. I'll include the interview below. I love working at Red Cricket! Check our their website for more information on the space and other practitioners. www.RedCricket.com
Shiatsu and Massage Therapist
For the past decade, Susie Carlson has dedicated herself to studying the body. Various paths have led her through dance, butoh, alexander technique, yoga and qi gong practices. This eventually led her to receive her Shiatsu and Massage certification from CenterPoint School in Minneapolis. In Spring of 2010, she opened her own practice, Sea of Qi Bodywork. Currently, Susie has partnered up with Red Cricket to offer her services in our new location. She was kind enough to take some time from her busy schedule as a new mom to discuss her practice.
Whats the difference between Shiatsu Massage and other types of Massage?
Shiatsu is a Japanese style of therapeutic massage. It uses the same assessment, theories and meridians as acupuncture with the goal of stimulating Qi. This focus on the vital energy of the body allows Shiatsu to be used for more than the soft tissue pain relief, although it is very good for that. Shiatsu can address menstrual pain, PMS, fatigue, digestive discomfort and disorders and perhaps most importantly emotional stagnation. When Qi is moving freely in abundance, bodies can harmonize and thrive.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
The relationships! It is a true honor to be asked to help people through bodywork. It is a sacred space, where people are truly listened to and respected. I am so lucky to go to a job that I love, that is healing for me as well.
What drew you to working at Red Cricket Healing Center?
When I met Joi, I was really impressed. She is very passionate about what she does and when she mentioned she was opening a healing center, I knew that I was interested. I really wanted to be a part of something larger and more collaborative. I’m happy to have found Red Cricket!
What makes your work different from others in the area?
I often hear that my style of bodywork feels very therapeutic and healing, that actually “does something”. I think what people mean is that my work is more medical than the massage you find at a spa. Also though, it contains the rhythm and relaxation that I believe is very important as a part of the healing session. So I hope that people can come in and feel as confident in the atmosphere and calming presence as they can in the technical expertise they are receiving.
about the wisdom of Chinese Medicine as applied to Shiatsu & Massage, healthy living, the benefits of Bodywork and simple healthy lifestyle practices.