CRAFTED SOMATIC BODYWORK
I am a naturopath, an advanced Esalen® practicioner and a choreographer. I use my dance skills to give crafted body therapies. Mixed with Deep Body Work, Myofascial Energetic Release and Bach Flowers my BODYWORK is both a powerful healing practice and a form of art.
The Healing Art studio is a Trauma informed space.
TREATMENTS & SESSIONS
All sessions are 2 hours long and they are composed by 3 phases: intake, practice and integration. This time length allows for the unfolding of the full potential of the somatic modalities and the integrative phase needed by the nervous sytem to integrate the work.
During the initial intake, we address and explore your needs and desires so that the work can start with a clear intention and personalized plan. A session is often a mix of different somatic modalities. It is possible, upon request, to experience the pure expression of one of the Healing Arts that Giulio masters.
The intake is followed by a practice of bodywork or breath. This is the main phase and it is about 90 minutes but timing of the 3 phases might be different depending on the needs of the client.
After the practice, depending on the intensity of the practice and its results there is an integrative time where recovery rest or meditation and a guided intgrative phase.
The best way to receive a bodywork session is to be fully undressed. The client is properly draped with a Balinese Sarong at all time and sexual areas of the body are not a part of the treatment. It is also possible to wear a personal underwear or a disposable one that is available at the studio. Prior to the session, you will have the time to articulate your needs and ask any questions you might have. You will be able to undress and prepare in your own privacy and, after the session, you will be given some time alone to rest and integrate the effects of the session.
MER/Myofascial Energetic Release (2 hrs)
BBTRS/Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System (2 hrs)
Esalen® (2 hrs)
Deep Body Work (2 hrs)
Transformative Body Medicine (2,5 hrs)
Bach Flower Therapy (1 hr)
Integrative Gestal Coaching™️ (1 hr)
MYOFASCIAL ENERGETIC RELEASE - MER
Myofascial Energetic Release is an integrative, deep form of bodywork practiced with skillfull integrity and acute sensitivity. MER possess the capacity to alleviate acute and chronic physical pain, simultaneously treating somatic expressions of emotional and mental pain.
Myofascial Energetic Release is unique, inviting the recipient to Pro-Actively Participate in direct engagement with his/her own innate healing power. Myofascial Energetic Release is a synergistic, dynamic dance of energy weaving together deep and soft connective tissue and joint manipulation, myofascial unwinding, assisted stretches, verbal cuing, conscious breathing, trauma and emotional awareness with release.
BIODYNAMIC BREATHWORK AND TRAUMA RELEASE SYSTEM - BBTRS
This revolutionary healing modality uses breathwork to stimulate the body’s natural nervous-system processes, which in turn allow us to better sense what is happening within us. With coaching, a “Breather” learns how to feel—and the body is allowed to move in a natural, organic expression that actually releases tension. Additional elements, including meditation, bodywork, sound, and emotional expression facilitate the release.
BREATH - MOVEMENT - SOUND - TOUCH - EMOTION - MEDITATION
BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System’s® 6-Element approach empowers your body’s natural process for healing, restructuring your systems on a cellular level. Experiencing BBTRS® will leave you with ability to intimately connect with yourself and others, feel the “juice” of a vibrant life, and celebrate life to the fullest.
Modulating the breath is known to impact our emotional and physical states, but that’s not all. Changing how we breathe changes how our nervous system functions. Deep understanding of the breath has been shown to both change the quality of our lives and impact the way our subconscious and conscious minds work together. Breathwork is something that anyone can do, anywhere in the world—and it has been shown to have immediate, positive impact for those suffering from grief, anxiety, and many other challenges.
Experience the powerful effects of the Esalen® Massage: long flowing strokes over the whole body that feel like a dance and help to release stress, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being.
The Esalen® Massage is best described as the interface and integration of form, energy, structure and soul. With its nurturing contact, integrating strokes and detailed attention to the whole body, an Esalen® Massage provides a state of deep relaxation and healing. As Esalen® practitioner I am dedicated to connecting deeply with each client.
I combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work. This combination releases stress and contractures and stills the mind, leaving the client feeling integrated and deeply relaxed.
Esalen® is great to restore a deep sense of calm, create intimacy and renew a sense of comfort into the body. It is perfect to support a transitory moment in life (emotional and physical stress, dieting, dealing with addictions...) and as a way to nurture and sustain a general well-being.
DEEP BODY WORK
This treatment mixes Deep Body work, Deep Tissue techniques and stretches that target the muscular tension areas. The treatment involves heat therapy with hot stones and hot pack, magnesium oil and Swiss lotions with specific herbal ingredients that alleviate pain and stimulates muscle tissue healing and blood circulation. The massage sequence focuses on the needs and tension points of the client. It is a full body treatment that promises the client to leave the studio with a sense of relief.
BACH FLOWERS THERAPY
The Bach Flowers remedies have the ability to affect our emotions positively. The different flowers can help us in the removal of emotional pain and suffering which, over time, harm our health and impair our healing.
I use a kinesiology test system to find out which Bach's Remedies your body needs. The Bach Flower Therapy is a subtle and yet very powerful technique. A mix of remedy should be taken for about 28 days. It is advisable to work with the Bach Remedies for at least 3 months for a deep and long lasting transformative effect.
INTEGRATIVE GESTALT COACHING™️
IGC is a method which blends the result orientation of coaching methodology with the experiential self-inquiry characteristic of Gestalt. It can be used as a way to support practical or emotional changes in your life and body or as a way to deepen overall awareness, living a more fulfilling life, building inner resources, connecting to one's authentic core and developing presence. If you want to know if IGC can be usefulf for your needs feel free to contact me.
Somatic Bodywork (MER, Esalen® DBW) (2 hrs) € 150,-
Breathwork (90 min/ 2 hrs hrs) € 150,-
Transformative Body Medicine (2,5 hrs) € 250,-
Bach Flowers Therapy (1 hr) € 70,-
Integrative Gestalt Coaching™️ (1 hr) € 80,-
The subscriptions packages are meant to facilitate clients that want to invest in their own well being with regular visits to the Healing Art studio. It is possible to pay the subscription in total or to ask for a payment in instalments.
3x Esalen® or DBW or MER sessions € 420,- (valid 3 months)
5x Esalen® or DBW or MER sessions € 675,- (valid 5 months)
5x Integrative Gestalt Coaching € 350,- (valid 2 months)
Payments are made at the studio by cash or Tikkie. Invoices are sent via e-mail. The treatments are not covered by Health Insurance and the prices shown include 21% VAT.
My name is Giulio, I am an Italian healing artist and choreographer based in Amsterdam. My interest in the body with its healing and artistic potential started very early in my life. At the age of 10 I started to develop a severe scoliosis. Since then I started to practice therapeutic techniques and dance to avoid an extreme surgical procedure. With the pass of time dance and therapy have become not only a need but also my biggest passions. I have explored and experienced several dance techniques, Yoga, studied Naturopathy and Theta Healing. In the last 15 years I have been active as choreographer using therapeutic processes as a way to create dance theatre works. Several of my creations have encountered the enthusiasm of public and art critic as they manage to interest and touch a broad audience.
I have followed diploma courses in Naturopathy, Bach Flowers therapy, Theta Healing, Classic massage, Dance and choreography. In 2019 I have graduated from a special 175hrs Esalen® program taught in Bali by Esalen Institute faculty member Ellen Watson. In 2020 I have graduated from a course in Advanced Esalen® and Deep Body Work. Esalen® is still not well-known in Europe and I am very happy to help spreading this fantastic therapeutic approach that addresses the body in a truly holistic way. In Novembre 2020 my Healing Art studio has become Trauma informed and in 2021 I have completed the degree in Integrative Gestalt Coaching, a valid instrument to be combined with my other techniques to offer a complete support in personal well-being. I am a student of Trager Approach and Biodynamic Breathwork Trauma Release System.
Within the Esalen® healing art I found the right dimension where all my skills and knowledge as a movement artist and naturopath merge together. My natural empathy and my experience in the moving arts are the special elements that allow me to offer a personalized session to each client. I believe that the body has great potentials for healing, developing and supporting our paths in life. I love to support clients in unlocking those potentials and finding strength and a deep sense of connections within themselves. My work aims at connecting and strengthening a sense of identity and comfort within the body and supporting the process in personal life challenges, whether they are physical or emotional. I strongly believe in the power of touch and contact and I am always extremely rewarded by witnessing the transformative effects on the clients.
My Esalen® sessions are often perceived like being taken into a dance where the client is discovering a high sense of pleasure and comfort. The connection with different people on such vulnerable and intimate level nurtures both my therapeutic skills and dance creative process.
In my studio I like to offer large slots of time to client and let them experience my own interpretation of the Esalen® healing art fused with Deep Pressure Body work, Aromatherapy, Bach Flowers Remedies and heat therapy. These techiniques help me to focus on connecting with the nervous system of the client to facilitate a deep and pleasurable relaxation while allowing for a muscular release.
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The Healing Art studio has moved to the Jordaan, Amsterdam
ADDRESS FROM AUGUST 2023
Lauriergracht 41 A