body listener & aromatherapist
I have learned that the body seems to be its own entity, with its own needs and one might almost say, its own rights. We must listen to its wants with utmost respect and honor. There is such a need to “allow it to be.” When it’s tired, let it rest. When it’s hungry, feed it. When it needs to just simply stop, let it stop! No judgement!
As a Practitioner, I have found this is sometimes difficult to do even with myself, but it is a “learning” to be brought forth and held in place. To listen, to behold the beauty of every nuance of every little “creak” or “clack” of the bones, or “unsettledness” of any muscle, tendon or ligament or experience pain in any area, or feel caught or congested and too full, these are all messages and are important. The body wants to be heard and love and respected for every discomfort each in it’s own right. This is what the body loves and wants.
If I can assist each person who comes through my door to listen, to respect, to admire, to LOVE, every part of themselves, then the body falls into a place of “respite.” Ah... the quiet! Ah... the space! Ah... the balance! The body says, "Thank YOU and Thank YOU!" To me, for me, this understanding is Respectful Healing! It is my endeavor to practice this with each person who honors me by coming to me so that I may support them in supporting themselves. It is indeed a “team effort”, much aided by the Love from Above.
So many things in my life have shifted and changed, however the “hearing” has been consistent and has enabled me to learn a bit about life. To delve deeply into “the unseen” is an understatement. Nature and the ability to hear nature has been my peace. Now, THROUGH CONCIOUS FOCUS, directing the hearing to assist others to hear and realize for themselves their own healing has allowed me to make a contribution to this world. I am grateful.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and BodyWork 1993
Advanced Aromatherapy Training/Scientific Institute of Aromatherapy 1994
Soma Synthesis for NCBTMB 1996
Professional Ethics NCBTMB 1997
Internationally Certified Somatic Therapist 1997
ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist 2008
ABMP Professional 2014
How many decent massages have you had? And how many out-of-body good massages have you had? Exactly… Donna Housh is the Holy Grail of the massage experiences - consistently head-and-shoulders (literally and figuratively) above and beyond the most exotic, luxurious massages around the world. Donna is more than a massage therapist – to me, she is a healer. Its like she and your body are in a deep conversation the whole time of what your body read more needs and what feels amazing without you saying a word. When I leave Donna, I feel “lifted,” meaning the most calm, relaxed, aligned and rejuvenated I’ve ever felt.
Excerpted and re-posted with the author's permission. Read Tamar’s full blog on her experience with Donna by clicking on her name below…
Donna Housh is a gifted and extraordinary body worker and healer. She is in a league of her own by her ability to deeply attune to the many aspects and layers of the body, its needs and voices. She uses customized European essential oils to enhance relaxation and healing in various body tissues/muscles as needed. A session is never the same as she focuses on exactly what the body is needing and asking for in the present moment. Her space is read more beautifully appointed, relaxing, and safe. She provides an oasis of deep nourishment for the body and soul by her warmth, depth of understanding of human anatomy, great hands, and luxurious 2 hour session. Having sessions with Donna is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself and I would highly encourage everyone to do the same. She is indeed a "Body Listener" of the highest order!
As I longtime massage therapist, I always seek a caring massage that treats body, mind and soul. Donna Housh offers such a massage. She is truly a body-listener, and she hears the body and treats the session with reverence. Her caring aura adds a very special dimension to the massage, and her ability to understand what the body is saying is a gift. I recommend her services highly.