How did THAT happen?
Kerry E McKenna, Certified Rolfer ™
My training in gymnastics as a youth, dance as a teen, and stunts as an adult actress has prepared me to work skillfully with bodies in motion. For ten years, I've been helping keep people on their game, recovering from injury and running smoothly overall. My intention is to offer balanced change for people who really seek it.
After 12 years of pursuing music, acting, improvisation and stage combat in Chicago, “my” Structural Integrator, Dan Cohen gave me my first ‘Ten Series’. In 13 sessions he my chronic migraine headaches were gone (20 years free and counting!). The work also relieved the constant backache I had felt for years. He “talent spotted” me as someone who truly understood the work at a “quantum level”, and directed me to the Rolf Institute to be trained. He was right. I know this stuff. I embody it.
I am a graduate Certified Rolfer™ from the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. My training has been strongly geared to the more direct manipulative approaches, meaning: real tissue releasing from hands-on touch. But I’ve gotten even more intuitive and energetic-aware, and one without the other is not as valuable.
I had been a full time Rolfer with practices in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Los Angeles, and now, 14 years later, I’m in Providence, Rhode Island with a part time practice, and an Author with a manuscript to sell for publication and more on the way. Through the Rolf Institute, I have contributed articles and editing to the the Journal of Structural Integration, their trade publication. My articles have been published in Massage Magazine and Conscious Living, and online media. Favorite topics include the differing theories of allopathic medical models versus holistic approaches to health.
Certified Rolfers and Structural Integrators are required to maintain continuing education through approved workshops and classes, and I have kept up with courses in manipulation, movement, biomechanics and cranial-sacral techniques, as well as Reiki level 1 attunement, shamanic and other skills. With added crystal vibration, sound therapy private study, and shamanic visualization, I integrate groundedness to the esoteric arts. After all, we are all of this earth for now, so better bring the 3D to bear along with energy.