Massage & Somatics
by Cole Cottin, Kel Fisher, and Bri Rosales
Somatics is a field within the bodywork and movement professions which emphasizes healing through internal physical perception and experience. Somatic practitioners facilitate awareness-based embodiment processes for clients, through a blend of touch, breathwork, movement, sound, and dialogue. A major goal of somatics is to bridge the mind-body divide, facilitating deeper neural connections and amplifying the innate healing potential of the body and being. Life moving towards life.
Cole Cottin, CHSIP
Cole Cottin is a Somatics Practitioner committed to accompanying clients on the journey of embodied transformation.
Through a process of authentic connection and reflection, Cole supports clients to:
- Access deep resources within the body
- Unwind limiting patterns and
- Shapeshift towards reaching their highest intentions and goals in life.
Cole's practice weaves together thousands of hours of training in the fields of Holistic Structural Integration, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, and MindBody Coaching.
Sessions may include any combination of:
- Touch* -- to bring awareness and facilitate change [*touch is ALWAYS optional*]
- Breathwork -- to create space and move energy
- Movement -- to unwind and integrate what is shifting
- Mind-body Dialogue -- to deepen the client's experience
Session goals are guided by clients' stated intentions, as well as Cole's anchoring intention to work with the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic.
Cole's somatic offerings center mindful engagement with the body through the incredible ecological matrix of connective tissue that is our container in this life: "fascia," an organ of both form and consciousness. This singular, multi-layered fabric begins with the skin and literally touches everything within us. It holds tremendous potential to facilitate embodied change.
Cole strives to embody a high degree of integrity, carrying a culture of deep inclusivity, safety, consent, acceptance, and presence. They are enlivened by work with folks of all different shapes, orientations, and backgrounds - including but not limited to the various life stages of pregnancy, postpartum, infancy, childhood, adulthood, aging, and end of life.
Kel Fisher, LMT
Kel offers craniosacral therapy and Esalen Massage. Her work is intuitive, relaxing and restorative. Completing her initial massage training in the Sonoran desert in 2009, she journeyed to Big Sur, CA where she furthered her studies of healing arts for six years at Esalen Institute before landing her roots in pacific northwest soil. Her work is dedicated to the wellness of the minds, bodies and spirits of her clients. Kel is interested in how processes of healing can be integrated into everyday well being leading towards an integrated experience of self. Kel believes in the body’s natural and innate ability to heal itself and that belief is fundamental to her work.
Esalen Massage: Founded on the coastline of Big Sur, California, Esalen massage integrates the sensations of the ocean into this flowing and intuitively lead massage. With deep listening and compassionate touch, Kel guides your healing process as simply as the ocean shapes the shore. Using long flowing strokes, gentle rocking and soothing stretches, you’ll have the opportunity to relax deeply into the awareness of your body.
In addition, Kel utilizes deep tissue techniques on areas of your body at your request. By deeply witnessing specific and habitual places of holding within the connective tissue, new opportunities for healthy tissue and blood flow emerge.
Craniosacral Therapy: Utilizing a gentle evaluation practice, Kel attunes to the rhythms of your body. By attending to the craniosacral rhythm, breath and circulation, she is able to listen to what is happening physiologically and energetically to discover tension patterns and imbalances. This process on the most simple level can bring about a relaxing state of mind similar to mediation. Craniosacral therapy can be utilized as preventative care to increase resistance to disease, as well as helping ease pain and stress.
Kel can weave both these modalities into one session or offer them independently.
Bri believes in the power of healing through touch. She enjoys connecting with clients and accompanying them through the healing process and journey. Bri graduated from Pinnacle Career Institute in 2016 and specializes in deep tissue, relaxation, and hot stone massage, as well as aromatherapy, and cupping therapy. Bri customizes every massage to meet the unique needs of each client. Bri prioritizes self-care in her own life and inspires herself as a healing artist by spending time in nature and is deeply energized by the mountains and sky.