About Mindy

Mindy Zimmerman BCTMB, CLT, CMT Board Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworker, combines over 1,000 hrs of training and her intuition to help people manage both mental stress and physical pain.

"Sometimes touch is all that is needed to change our breath and reduce the stress we hold in our bodies". What Mindy does is help you reconnect with that place where tension is held and neurological signals are no longer giving you feedback to let go. Using slow and varying degrees of pressure along with a slow stretching of the muscles; tight muscles release allowing more freedom of movement and better body mechanics.

Experience

With over 25 years as a bodyworker, creative movement student, and mediator, her work is especially effective for busy people with stress in their lives. Her unique style addresses three levels: lymphatic, muscular and skeletal. By quieting the nervous system, the golgi tendon organ is activated signaling the muscles to relax. Adrenaline levels also reduce allowing a sense of wellbeing for the body's natural immune system to kick in.

Her work is effective for reducing stress as well as pain associated with migraines, headaches, neck and shoulder discomfort, TMJ and jaw pain, back pain, sciatic problems, knee and rotator cuff injuries, arthritis, and foot pain. After experiencing the birth of a friend's twins in 2001, Mindy participated as a birth doula. During this time she developed her pregnancy and postpartum massage styles. Musicians also benefit greatly from her work due to the intuitive fluid, dance like movement that is uniquely her style. Mindy's experience in the hospital setting as well as her comforting, healing touch bring a new perspective for people challenged with cancer and other life threatening diseases. Her work with Geriatrics brings comfort and improved circulation as well as emotional feelings of well being to her clients. Her work consistently is described as having a very healing touch.

Massage modalities most often used in her work are Myofacial Release, Jaw Release, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, CranioSacral, Esalen style, and Medical Massage.

Education

Mindy attended Alive & Well, a school of conscious bodywork in San Anselmo, CA received a national certification from the Whole You in Rutherfordton, NC. She completed the Upledger Institute's CranioSacral I training at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA and attended City College of San Francisco for additional training in Anatomy and Physiology. Extensive Manual Lumphatic Drainage training with the Chikly Health Institute and Acedemy of Lymphatic Studies Vodder Technique certified her as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) to work with people with lymphedema after cancer treatments.

Foundations of her work are found in other trainings. Gestalt Awareness Practice as taught by Chris Price (www.tribalground.com) and Esalen teachers, as well as the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco. She uses this work in her massage practice as well as Continuum Movement (www.continuummovement.com) as trained by Susan Harper and Medical QiGong as introduced by Master Mingtong Gu (www.chicenter.com).

Mindy has been a resident of Marin County for 25 years and has been a practicing therapeutic massage and bodyworker during this time.

Mindy Zimmerman

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Alzheimer's Association

In 2014, in addition to my work in my office and the work at the hospital, I took on a volunteer project for the Alzheimer's Association.

>>View the video they made for me