About Cynthia ...

I am a licensed, certified massage therapist, Lomi bodyworker, and somatic life coach. I received my massage certificate from Integrative Therapy School in Sacramento, CA in 1996. At the Rancho Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, Ca, I studied under the founders of the Lomi School, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD & Robert Hall, MD in the areas of somatic education and Lomi bodywork in 1995. I have been in full time practice since July 1996.

The meaning behind the logo...

Dragonfly...the essence of change

Many times when my clients are experiencing breakthroughs in their healing journey, they often tell me they start seeing lots and lots of dragonflies. In the Native American traditions, medicine is anything that improves one’s connection to the “Great Mystery” (God) and to all life. Therefore, this would include the healing of the mind and spirit in addition to the body. It also refers to anything that brings personal power, strength and understanding allowing us to walk in perfect harmony. So the “medicine” of dragonflies is “Illusion” – to remember that things are seldom completely as they seem.

Dragonfly is the essence of change, of wisdom and enlightenment by its ability to see around things by looking from different angles. Dragonfly wings transform colors and light by reflecting and refracting it. Have you ever been close enough to see the iridescence of their wings? Dragonfly’s medicine shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift and adapt in various ways making life’s appearance never be what it appears to be. They remind us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

So call on the medicine of Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to your pathway of transformation. Is your life undergoing many changes right now and you find yourself going in a new direction? Even possibly toward something unexpected, yet wonderful and exciting as well? Call on dragonfly, its medicine can help you with clarity and understanding of things that were formerly unknown or understood (illusions). Welcome these winds of change with open arms, for they truly bring a blessing.

Bear ...provider of introspection

I have always been drawn to bears, long before I understood their medicine. I have bear carvings I have picked up on travels and love the shape in the Zuni tradition. As a young teenager, a bear visited our family’s campsite one night while at Crater Lake. And just a few years ago, I had some come to our house a few times. I definitely prefer the carved bears to the live ones!

Bear medicine is that of “Introspection” to go within, to quiet the mind, to enter the silence and simply know. In the Zuni tradition, they are the healers. Bear is a champion in helping us overcome the depression of our spirit that is often connected with the deep introspective stage of change and transition. Bear wisdom reminds us that solitude is a great power that we all have.

And sometimes, just as bears hibernate, our spirit needs to minimize participation with the outside world to allow more energy to go to our inner process so we will have a successful transition. Bear teaches us how to go within, find what is essential for survival and make our choices from a position of power. Bear will help you build your strength to conquer all that will attempt to hold you back.

So Dragonfly and Bear, helping you discover the illusions that are holding you back, finding the strength to change, and courage to heal on your life’s journey.