Eva Perrotta, RSME-T | LMT
Eva is a Somatic Movement Educator, Shiatsu and Craniosacral practitioner based in Brooklyn, NY, and currently living in France. Her work is dedicated to facilitate the process of re-connection in order to tune in and listen to the innate knowledge of the body. With gentle and non invasive hands on approach she listens to the natural movement of the body’s tissues and follow their intuitive intention for healing and support. In her practice, she creates a safe and sacred space for exploration and dialogue with the body and its deep wisdom.
Chronologically, She is graduated from a program approved by The School for Body-Mind Centering as a Somatic Movement Educator and the Swedish Institute college of health and science. She has studied at the Upledger Institute and Barral Institute and she is currently studying a visionary approach to Craniosacral work with the Milne Institute. Eva also studied extensively the energetic of the chakras and clairvoyant work with Susan Feinbloom.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) appears to have its roots back in the nineteenth century, originating in Andrew Taylor Still’s system of "Osteopathic Medicine". When Andrew T. Still started his medical practice, he advertised himself as a “magnetic healer” and “lightning bone-setter” before naming his methods "Osteopathic Medicine". He is known to have alluded to the "bone-setting" methods of the Shawnee people as reported by the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in a lecture, who added that Still often used the phrase ‘Taking an Indian look’ at something:
"Forgetting what you know and just to quietly observe with no thoughts.”
His approach to "Osteopathic Medicine" continued to develop with William G. Sutherland who extended Stills system into "Cranial Osteopathy". In the mid-1970s, Dr John Upledger started to teach some of these therapeutic skills to people who were not Osteopathically trained. Dr Upledger continued to develop new ways to use the Craniosacral system. His techniques became soft tissue-oriented, fluid-oriented, membrane-oriented, cellular orientated and energy-oriented. He also came to understand that emotional issues could be ‘stored away’ or recorded in the soft tissue of the body, bringing about physical complaints and symptoms.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health. CST assists the release of restrictions in the Craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
The Craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light and subtle touch to assist the natural movement of fluid that surrounds and support the brain and spinal cord. By working with the body rather than against it, Craniosacral Therapy is capable of affecting profound changes without pain or discomfort.
"My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconscious is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our souls and in touch somewhere with the vivid reaches of the cosmos."
D. H. Lawrence.
painting: Megan Forbes
"Without knowing anything about craniosacral or shiatsu, I went to Eva for treatment on the recommendation of a friend because I was suffering from terrible endometriosis pain and infertility. What I experienced was quite amazing. Eva has a gentle openness to her; with the most subtle touch and soothing voice she manages to accurately track and relieve areas of imbalance or pain. Time disappears with the flow of a session. She provides me with visualizations and deep questions in the form of philosophical, natural metaphors that truly cause me experience my body differently, and ultimately, to overwrite past memory-patterns of pain and inflammation.
When I was pregnant -- which I absolutely believe was possible because of Eva's help! -- I went to her for treatment for my achy and quickly widening hips. Nothing else helped bring relief. She understands anatomy and how to apply just the right touch or movement to bring balance back to the body, and provided me with information and other references that helped me understand even more about my body and health. Her modesty belies her tremendous wealth of factual knowledge, wise insight, as well as a profoundly artistic, soulful, compassionate, curious and open, inspiring manner."
"I started seeing Eva in 2014 following the death of my father and while my mother was ill and dying. I was referred to her by an organization she volunteered with to offer craniosacral healing therapy to individuals in crisis and grief. In my first session with Eva, her gentle, intuitive, and deeply healing work opened up my mind and body to an entirely new understanding of the relationship between my emotional and physical health.
Working with Eva is a very holistic experience. The healing I experience in our sessions ripples across my mind, my body, and my emotions. And this work has been so illuminating about the connection between the physical pain and discomfort in my body to the emotional pain. For example, I was experiencing pain around my chest/heart area and through my work with Eva, learned how that pain had a lot to do with my grief over my parents’ illnesses and death. With Eva’s guidance, I was able to discover, explore, and move that energy to create releases that at times, felt that they healed not only recently grief, but age old emotional pain that began in my youth.
It’s hard to articulate the depth of the healing and opening impact that our sessions have had on me during such a strong and intense period of my life. I have found that the level of trust and comfort that has grown in my relationship to Eva has been so critical to my ability to go deep into my healing work which has only deepened its impact and sustainability."
"I was recommended to Eva from my acupuncturist who I had begun seeing concerning my post-concussive syndrome, which had been affecting me for almost two years. To say the least, it was a huge issue in my life and the medication that a neurologist had put me on was not actually healing me and we had recently decided to stop that route of treatment.
I was familiar with craniosacral, but hadn't had any formal treatments until I met with Eva, whom I trusted immediately. Her presence is calming and she is a true healer who is ready and open to meet you wherever you are in your life. In our short time together, we made major strides towards dismantling the way that the concussion had embedded itself into my body and psyche. It was transformative in every way—both physically comforting while also reaching into a mysterious energetic world in ways that I hadn't expected.
I credit our work together as a major step in my concussion recovery—truly, without Eva, I would still be stuck in a major fog and riddled with headaches and neck pain. I know that if we had been able to continue working together, we would only have continued to make leaps and bounds not only with the concussion, but in general, further balance my mind, body, and soul. I am eternally grateful for the time that we had and hope that I can receive more treatments from her in the future."
“I came to Eva with severe neck and jaw pain due to several different dental traumas and needed help getting back in alignment. After our first visit a significant amount of the pain had diminished along with a headache I had had for a week. I was amazed by Eva’s ability to read, shift and accompany my body's healing process like I had never experienced before. She truly has a gift and I am so honored I was able to work with her as my body finally feels free of pain and tension. I highly recommend Eva to anyone in need of re-balancing their body or their lives.”
"Eva is a gentle and competent practitioner, skilled in her field and in patient interaction. In addition, Eva is extremely empathetic, intuitive and compassionate. She creates a warm and loving space wherever she practices, and has made me feel comfortable to open up and discover things about myself that I hadn't known before. At the end of each session I feel elated and light, as if some weight has been lifted. With Eva's therapy, I am making steady progress in my journey of personal healing, and I highly recommend her to anyone on the same path."
"I've been fortunate to see Eva on a semi-regular basis for a few years now, and I know that she has been instrumental in my continued health and well-being. Eva's gentle and knowledgeable approach to body work allows me to feel completely cared for and her thoughtful intuition responding to the needs of my body has facilitated a deeper awareness of my own. I am certain seeing her has been a vital tool in negotiating physical and emotional manifestations of stress and change in my life. She has seen me through a lot of evolution and I'm confident she has been a huge part of my ability to adapt and continue on a healthy, positive path."
"Eva is a masterful healer. Her deep and comprehensive skills and knowledge-base coupled with her gentle, grounded, empathic nature are truly one-of-a-kind. She helped me tremendously as I went through a complex health journey for chronic conditions. She is a gem and I cant recommend her enough! "
"Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible."
painting: Susan Seddon Boulet
+ Licensed Massage Therapist
New York State License number: 027158-1
+ Somatic Movement Educator School of Body Mind Centering
+ Craniosacral Thearpy 1
+ Craniosacral Therapy 2
+ SomatoEmotional Release 1
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+ Mastering the Inner Physician
+ The Brain Speak 1
+ Craniosacral Therapy and the Immune Response
+ Lab Assistant for Craniosacral Therapy 1
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+ Associate in Occupational Studies, Massage Therapy
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