Jessica Steinbomer’s style has a foundation in traditional yogic philosophy and is accentuated by modern neuroscience, seasonal wisdom practices, and somatic bodywork. Whether she is leading groups in workshops or retreats, or working with individuals, Jessica supports the natural tendency towards health in each indivudual. Jessica has her 500 hour RYT certification from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA, has graduated from the Comprehensive training from the Hakomi Institute, has Reiki Master level attunement, and is trained in Vedic Thai Bodywork by the Vedic Conservatory. With an intrinsic passion for the inner workings of the body, Jessica’s background in Biochemistry and Natural Medicine complements her approach.
Vedic Thai Bodywork
Nuad Borarn (Vedic Thai Bodywork-Assisted Yoga) is a healing martial art and offers beneficial and inspiring results. In Thailand, Bodywork is practiced in and among families as a way to remedy emotional stress and physical distress. Thai-Yoga sessions refresh the soul and tranquilize the body.
A Thai-Yoga session with Jessica lasts about 1.5 hours, during which there are a series of releases which allows deeper physical and mental ‘openings’. Flowing rhythmic compressions using the feet, knees, palms, elbows, forearms and fingers are blended with stretching positions and breath work, producing a symphony of communication that integrates the body’s vital systems, including mechanical- musculoskeletal, electrical-neural, chemical-glandular.
From the Hakomi website: "Hakomi is a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy: the body serves as a resource that reflects and stores formative memories and the core beliefs they have generated, and also provides significant access routes to core material.
Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism."
Jessica offers private yoga for individuals or groups of all sizes. Whether in a retreat setting, or as a one on one session, a typical yoga session with Jessica begins by tuning in to the body and breath, lubricating the joints and bringing even energy to the system. A mindful flow of sequenced postures specifically suited to individual or group needs is offered, including pranayama (breath practice) and meditation.
What to expect during a treatment session?
This special and unique treatment consists of a series of alternating hot and cold towels, placed specifically on the body to stimulate the immune system and bring deep relaxation through the parasympathetic nervous system. Treatment starts with hot, wet towels placed on the torso. Once the towels are in place, you are wrapped in blankets and the towels are left in place for 5 minutes. The hot towels are then replaced with a cold towel, which will remain on the chest for 10 minutes.
When you place a hot towel on the skin it brings the blood and other fluids up to the surface in order to maintain the body's homeostasis. When the hot towel is followed by a cold one, blood vessels constrict and blood moves back down into the organs and center of the body. If the cool towel is left on the skin, the body will eventually move the warm blood back up to the surface in order to warm the towel. Therefore, in the simple placement of two alternating towels you've created an oscillatory effect that moves the fluid outward and inward through a full cycle. This not only pushes blood through the liver, skin, kidneys and lungs, but it restores balance to the abdominal organs via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The last cold towel, in particular, causes a reflex that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which mediates the repair of the body, digestion of food and pushes immune cells into the blood stream via the lymphatic tissue in the abdomen. This combination cleans the blood via the organs of elimination, and strengthens the blood via the white blood cells (WBCs).
The benefits of constitutional hydrotherapy include improvement in sleep, digestion, bowel function, energy levels and chronic pain.
In a single one hour treatment, constitutional hydrotherapy:
- Enhances immunity via the blood cells in the abdominal lymphatic tissue
- Improves digestion by enhancing peristalsis via the nervous system
- Increases enzymatic output of the pancreas, gallbladder, and stomach
- Improves nutrient transportation to cells
- Cleans and strengthens the blood by improving circulation and function of the organs of elimination and increasing white blood cells (WBCs)
- Increases lymphatic circulation
- Balances the tone of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) via the spinal and sensory reflexes
- Benefits patients of all ages
What conditions are best treated?
Constitutional hydrotherapy may be used when experiencing a fever or febrile illness as well as to fend off illnesses that you feel coming on. It may be used for acute infections such as colds, flus, sinusitis, whooping cough, bronchitis or pneumonia as well as chronic conditions such as asthma, psoriasis, irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, constipation, cancer, migraines, arthritis or chronic fatigue.