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Both Sharon (since 1979) and Michael (since 1985) have practiced and trained in the arts of therapeutic massage and restorative bodywork for seeking a healthful way of being. 


“It is our collective experience that the clients who learn to care for themselves are the most likely to integrate the potential benefits of these healing modalities.  Our work relies on a dialogue, sometimes verbal,  but often directly from touch itself, that evokes our natural human intelligence for transforming surviving into thriving. Our interest is in offering not what we've been taught, but what we have learned from training, practice and most fruitful of all, from our clients and friends.  We recognize that to move ourselves toward a sense of well-being or balance requires us to see that living itself causes us to lose our balance.  This, in turn, creates ‘psycho-somatic symptoms’ (having to do with the balancing of mind/ body interactions), that often lead to dysfunction.  If left unattended, it can easily evolve into acute or chronic dis-ease.  We all experience it in varying degrees. . .however, there is great latitude for self-correcting.”




Sharon Grandi, L.M.T. was raised in the Denver area and first trained and was licensed in massage therapy in Kansas City before moving to the Yakima area in 1985.  She began her study of yoga in 1977 and her continuing yoga education is strongly influenced by B.K.S. Iyengar (http://www.iyengar-yoga.com/iyengaryoga/)  and  T.K.V. Desikachar (http://www.kym.org/introduction.html),  with special studies in Sanskrit, the language of Vedanta and Yoga.  She has continued her hands-on therapeutic education with Upledger Institute (http://www.upledger.com) and Barral Institute (http://www.barralinstitute.com) around the country and in France.  Sharon’s work overall is about bringing a sense of deeper relaxation and balance to the mechanical and visceral body through skills developed over many years of practice.


Michael Moritz, L.M.T. was raised in the Yakima Valley,  taught public school, then three years at YVCC.  He spent some years in television marketing research, then farming with his father outside of Zillah.  In 1980 he began study in T’ai Chi/Qi Gong  (http://www.csd.net/~bfaigao/home/index.html), in 1984 the study of yoga (Seattle School of Yoga) and  in 1985 was licensed in massage therapy.  His continuing bodywork studies include Hanna Somatics  (http://www.hannasomatics.com/),  Feldenkrais Somatic Education (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldenkrais_Method) Structural Relief Therapy (http://www.tayacountryman.com)  SRT originated as Positional Release,  an osteopathic manipulative technique and is used for releasing involuntarily-held muscle, which is experienced in the form of pain and limited range of motion.



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