Massage and other Bodywork
Massage and bodywork at The Haven can have a profound impact on your programs, your general well being and, to be completely honest, it just feels great. Give yourself a treat, help improve your experience and enjoy something from one of The Haven's world class bodyworkers during your stay.
massage and other bodywork
Various forms of massage and other bodywork are available at The Haven. Our bodyworkers are exceptionally gifted and have extensive personal experience of Haven programs, both as participants and facilitators. They will work with you respectfully, relationally, and in support of your learning at The Haven. For many people bodywork sessions are an integral part of their Haven experience. Contact Bodywork Coordinator Elfi Dillon-Shaw on 1 877 247 9504 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to find out which of the following are available during your stay:
- Massage Therapy
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Chi Nei Tsang
- Structural Integration
- Jin Shin Do Acupressure
- Lomilomi Hawaiian Bodywork
- Four-handed Lomilomi Massage
- Transformational Movement Therapy
Start your day at The Haven by attending our popular Morning Movement Class. Elfi Dillon Shaw created the Morning Movement class to be offered in conjunction with and complementary to programs at The Haven. Morning Movement is designed to give body enjoyment to people of all fitness levels, ages and body shapes. It is a mixture of meditation, restorative exercises from eastern and western approaches, experiential anatomy, dance, breath and movement. It is not intended to be an exercise class like yoga, aerobics or weight lifting. Morning Movement runs from 7-8am and costs $10 per person. Contact Elfi (see below for details) to see if Morning Movement will be available during your program.
Booking and prices
- Prices range from $80 to $160 depending on type and length of session.
- Please book in advance or as soon as you arrive at The Haven.
- For reflexology contact Suzanne at 250 668 9937 or SCPartridge@shaw.ca
- For all other modalities contact Elfi directly.
Telephone: 1 877 247 9504
These are some of our regular bodyworkers
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||Elfi Dillon-Shaw RMT, DipC is The Haven's Bodywork Coordinator
and has worked here since 1983. She is a Registered Massage Therapist,
offering cranio-sacral therapy, hot stone massage and other modalities.
In addition to her massage work, she assists on Come Alives and teaches
programs on sexuality, body practices and stress management, frequently
with her husband Gary Dillon.
||Gary Dillon MA offers Lomilomi Hawaiian massage and
transformational movement therapy. He has studied Esalen massage and
Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, as well as psychology and theology. He also
offers four-handed Hawaiian massage with his wife Elfi Dillon-Shaw.
||Suzanne Partridge is a Certified Reflexologist in her sixteenth
year working at The Haven. She first came to The Haven in 1992, taking
Come Alive, the Phase programs, and many others. Reflexology is a gentle
manipulation of the life energy through the Chinese meridians, seeking
to maintain balance and optimum functioning - all from the soles of the
||Duncan Fraser MTC, DipC graduated from The Haven's Diploma
Program in 1992 and from the Guild for Structural Integration in 1996.
As a practitioner of Structural Integration at The Haven, Duncan's focus
is on helping clients embody their learnings. When the body lets go of
old patterns and tension it will naturally find balance in its physical
structure. The body can then foster wholeness in our mental, emotional
and spiritual states as well. Duncan's bodywork is a great way to
integrate your Haven experiences.
Martie Robinson is a registered Jin Shin Do practitioner who offers acupressure at The Haven. With gentle acupressure and body focusing techniques you will be guided to notice, shift, and release energy blocks in your body. Accessing your body's wisdom in this way enhances your Haven experience. Martie has been doing personal work at The Haven since 1997. She has interned and achieved her Haven Diploma in Counselling (lovingly referred to as ‘DipC’). For more information contact Martieby email.
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