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Romi Cumes MA, CMT

Available by Appointment

(805) 448-4111
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Healing Arts Studio located in downtown Santa Barbara
27 E. Victoria St., Suite O
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Bodywork & Healing

Romi is an intuitive healer who draws from twenty years of massage, bodywork and therapeutic movement experience, to offer clients effective healing, rehabilitation, and relaxation. Her background in clinical psychology gently influences the unique nature of her work. Romi encourages clients to get in touch with what is at the core of their physical and emotional symptoms, while utilizing various bodywork modalities to relieve pain and create more space in the body. Bodywork with Romi also incorporates somatic and relational guidance, offering clients practical tools for personal development and growth.

Bodywork sessions may include:

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Deep Tissue
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Accupressure
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Energy Work/ Intuitive Healing
  • Spirit-Guide Activation
  • Chakra Balancing

About Somatic Awareness

Somatic healing sessions support the exploration of the psyche and soma (body system). Similar to physical yoga practices, yet much more subtle, somatic (or sensory) awareness advocates body-centered exploration, to assist people to get in touch with their most authentic state of being. Somatically informed bodywork and yoga can support you to get in touch with instinctive responses to safety and with practice, may teach you how to operate more effectively and empathically in the world. The practitioner may ask you simple questions such as, “What does it feel like?” “Is is dense, hard, soft, loose?” “What color, or temperature is it?”

These questions are simple, yet profound and can elicit unique body-wisdom to inform us of what is needed for healing in the moment. When we operate from a place of mindful body-awareness, we balance the verbal and non-verbal sections of the brain, are less driven by fear, and are more capable of experiencing inner attunement (empathy towards others and self). Default defenses become less prevalent and life can be filled with more ease and joy. The intention of these sessions is to create a safe and nurturing space for healing, transformation, and rejuvenation. You are encouraged to take a few minutes before a session to reflect on what you wish to heal, focus on, and get guidance about. Sitting in nature or meditating before and after your session can ameliorate the effects.

 

 

Romi, You are awesome. Thank you so much. I am so grateful for your healing and you are a blessing in my life.
VinceExecutive Chef