Bernhard specializes in:
- Zen Shiatsu/ Thai Massage/Yogassage
- Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular Facilitation/ Myofascial Release
- Lymphatic Clearing/ Organ Massage
Bernhard has been practicing massage since 1996, after earning a Therapeutic Massage Certification at the School of Shiatsu and Massage at Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California. He practices a wide variety of bodywork modalities of the western and eastern traditions, combining and customizing different techniques to the particular needs of each individual client. Swedish massage employs deep tissue, body mobilization, neuromuscular facilitation, pain relief and energetic rebalancing techniques. Lymphatic Drainage and Organ Massage, help the body clear out toxins and enhance immune system functions. Shiatsu and Traditional Thai Massage taps into the energy lines (meridians) that run all along the body. In addition, with Thai massage and Yogassage he uses stretches to increase the overall flexibility and to opens up the body to deeper levels of myofascial release.
With his background as Hatha Yoga teacher, Bernhard is aware of the body/mind continuum. He pays particular attention to interrelations, thus addressing various levels of relaxation. His goal is to assist his clients to bring harmony to body and mind in overcoming obsolete holding patterns, to find a new sense of wholeness and well being.