Stephanie Dickerson, LMT

The wisdom of Ayurveda and Myofascial Therapy together provide you relief from tension throughout your whole being during your massage session. Your nervous system will be calmed and your fascial network supported throughout your bodywork session and after. This activates your bodies’ own healing resources and enables you to move through your world with more & more ease.

No Pain, No Pain

I developed this style of bodywork in order to provide others with exactly what I know would support my own bodies’ healing. I place primary importance on disarming the sympathetic (‘fight or flight’) nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.  I use Ayurvedic principles, including Marma therapy and medicinal oils to do so.

Once your nervous system is shifted to parasympathetic dominance (‘rest and digest’) I use a variety of modalities to unwind the tension accumulated in the fascial network. These include myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy and polarity. It is a natural and progressive process- deep and structural but not painful.

Regularly accessing this healing response pays huge dividends in the health of your nervous system (and therefore every physical system). In addition it directly results in more ease and freedom in your spine and joints. I suggest a regular massage schedule, even if it is only once per year.

About Me

I had the unique (in my culture!) fortune to grow up with Ayurveda. My father has been an avid student, practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda and meditation since the 1980’s. I was raised with an awareness of Ayurveda and learned TM (children’s program) at 10. I have worked with yoga, Ayurveda and massage personally to curb the pain of scoliosis and the effects of trauma since my late teens. In my early twenties this became my professional passion as well. I practiced successfully full time as a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and massage therapist from 2003-2012.

While I have continued working some as a massage & Ayurvedic therapist since 2012, living my practice has been my emphasis of late. I am passionate about translating my Ayurvedic knowledge to the art of parenting, relating and creating in a heart-centered way. My husband and I are building a life and raising our small children (now ages 3 &5) in ‘Shangri-la’ (the name we inherited for our property). You might be able to tell my husband is a professional photographer and that I am a lucky wife.

Contact Me

I am now accepting regular clients, from weekly to quarterly massage appointments.

I also offer customized multi-day retreat-style Ayurvedic wellness therapies (panchakarma) that include shirodhara and other traditional Ayurvedic massages & therapies as well as meals and culinary education.

Personalized Ayurvedic lifestyle education is also available in the form of individual or family consultations.

Please be in touch with any questions or to set up your wellness plan. I look forward to hearing from you! Call or text (907) 299-3532 or email below.

For Ayurvedic Consultations or to get starting planning your Panchakarma you can start by completing my Ayurvedic Intake Form.

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