Taylor Tidwell Massage Therapist, Yogi, Compassionate Human, World Traveler.
These are all titles that I am honored to hold. In my work at Moksa Massage I love guiding others to that place right in the middle of what in Sanskrit is called sthira and sukha. In English this can be translated as effort and ease. That in between space, that place that exists on the threshold of holding on and letting go, that is where true healing takes place. This is what I seek in all of my sessions, a wonderful balance between depth and release.
Many times I have been to bodyworkers and found great deep tissue technique but with no ounce of lightness. Then with others, I have found a total lightness of work but with no depth to really give me the relief I am seeking. Either way I leave with a longing for the missing piece of the pie. I personally want both, both the effort and the ease, and that's the type of work that I aim to provide. This is work that will give you the deep techniques needed to release regions of rigid tension, stretches that provide lasting effects, and then perhaps followed by a wonderful breath of aromatherapy or the therapeutic vibration of a singing bowl placed directly over the heart to allow you to move beyond just the outer physical levels and into much deeper subtle realms. Sthira and sukha go hand in hand when looking for total balance.
I have had the great fortune of studying with some wonderful teachers locally and around the world and I am so grateful for all that have helped me along the way. I first began my studies in 2013 here in New Orleans and then in 2014 I traveled to Thailand to study deeply the art of Thai Yoga Massage, a form of bodywork that incorporates assisted stretching postures and the use of acupressure points along the meridians of the body. Once returning home almost a year later I dove into the Swan River Yoga 350Hr Teacher training. Since that point I have continued to increase my knowledge of all things Yoga and Massage related and have recently returned from California where I trained at the California College of Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, the healing system of India, massage is considered not a luxury but a form of powerful medicine that can directly influence the balance of the body/mind systems. With every training, and with every session that I offer or receive I pick up a little extra bit of knowledge. This is all put into the massage toolkit and used when needed with each client. So, with whatever session you choose you are sure to experience a range of techniques to help you on your path of vitality and well being. I look forward to working with you soon.