I utilize a combo of soft tissue and trigger point release with cranial sacral therapy to unwind the physical tension in the body along with what is stored in the nervous system. This work provides relief for a wide range of physical issues from headaches to back and neck and hip pain. It also has a calming effect on anxiety and stress. Clients work with me for a few sessions at a time for specific issues as well as weekly or come in monthly for a "reset and restore" session. This type of bodywork is also effective for integrating all the changing/evolving dynamics that occur in our lives. As the saying goes "you cannot meet the same person twice". We are consciousness in a bodily form.
Time you wake up? 6:30
Morning Routine: Meditation, workout/yoga, drink lemon water
My best habit: Kindness
Worst habit: Coffee
Your personal philosophy: Cultivate Choice
Books you are reading: Tibetan book of the dead; Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the making of the constitution; Relational Psychology, Anatomy books
What time do you go to sleep? 10:30/11 pm
1. What is the difference between massage and bodywork?
There's a crossover between the two, but simply put, massage is a series of strokes or a "signature" style, whereas bodywork is applying nuanced skills directly based on the client's presenting concern.
2. What is something I wouldn’t necessarily think you could help me with?
Jaw tension is something I help a lot of people with. I work on the outside as well as put on gloves and work inside, accessing the tight muscles used for clenching that contribute to gum recession. Jaw tension also plays a part in headaches (including migraines) as well as neck and shoulder tension.
3. What is something you do that surprises people?
I work with babies. I'm part of a collective that holds a monthly free clinic and we focus on seeing pre-crawlers and issues with eating, sleeping, movement, and digestion.
4. How do clients feel when you do “body reading”?
Body reading is simply the practice of noting structural patterns in the body when the client is standing in gravity. Like anything else, if you read 1000 bodies, you're going to be able to see more than the first few times. That said, I try to at least explain what I see, so clients can benefit and not feel like I'm trying to know something about them that they may not be aware of.
5. One of the memorable success stories:
My greatest successes are when people expand their awareness of how good they can feel in their body. It's the home we live in, so it's important to be able to feel safe and comfortable just being in a body. Sounds simple, but it's not everyone's experience.
6. What do you do in your free time?
I like to run along the ocean whenever possible. Also, swing dancing, traveling and reading at cafes in SF.
Randi Kofsky, CMT
2134 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109