Joshua J Berry Healing Arts
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT #103347), Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist, Wu Dang External Qi Healer, Wu Dang Tai Ji Instructor, Yi Jing Consultant, Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Joshua offers transformative healing services to help you live life fully. He is a gifted bodyworker well versed in the physical and energetic arts. He is a seasoned movement artist with a background in Qi Gong, Tai Ji, Capoeira, Yoga as well as a mix of other martial arts, dance and shamanic practices. He is passionate about helping you be present in your body and offering guidance on how to maintain your health and balance.
His Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage addresses the fascia, muscles and connective tissue to help you find structural balance. He primarily uses Myofascial Release, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, various forms of Active Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese Visceral Qi Gong Massage), Zero Balancing and a wide variety of influences he has picked up over the years. He is heavily influenced by Thomas Myers and his Anatomy Trains for a structural, more western view, but is heavily influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine's model of the Five Elements, Yin and Yang and the system of meridians on the energetic, more Eastern side of things. By bringing the structure of the body back into balance, we allow ourselves the support and ease that we need to create healthy movement. By engaging and addressing how we approach the more subtle ways in which we use our energy, we create peace of mind, balance and harmony.
Joshua has extensive experience treating chronic pain issues, low back pain, pre-surgery preparation and post surgical recovery, nerve impingement issues, pre and post workout preparation/recovery, abdominal surgery complications, neck pain and knee and ankle issues just to name a few.
External Qi Healing (EQH) is an ancient Shamanic Taoist Healing art. It uses the Qi (bioelectric energy of the body and the universe) to free up energetic and physical blocks in the body. This often creates a felling of wellbeing, ease, clarity and focus while energizing the whole system. It is an ancient art that utilizes the abundant energy of the natural world to help ourselves heal. It draws upon the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy. It also is great for people who are very sensitive to touch and who finds more traditional bodywork overwhelming or aggressive. This system has been passed down from Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen), 14th generation Zhang San Feng lineage, 25th generation Dragon Gate branch (Longmen sect) lineage, authorized to practice and teach the authentic Wu Dang Taoist teachings that have passed on in an unbroken living tradition for 700 years.
EQH can be beneficial for people who are feeling stuck in any areas of their lives, for those who suffer lingering pain or health issues that don't seem to go away with little to no help from Western Medicine or pharmaceutical treatments. I have found it in my practice (in conjunction with psychotherapy or somatic therapy) to be very useful for people who have been through traumatic events such as a sudden loss of a loved one or depression. It resets the nervous system allowing the body to relax, and strengthens the immune system.
Chi Nei Tsang is an Asian form of bodywork that uses Taoist concepts of looking at the internal organs, their associated meridians and emotions. It addresses the internal organs of the body with a gentle form of manipulation that frees up the fascia, lymph and nerves around the internal organs. Key in the training of Chi New Tsang is the use of Qi Gong (Qi: the Chinese concept of bioelectric energy, Gong: the continued, diligent practice of something in order to attain a high level of skill ) to energetically affect the balance of the organs. In Taoist Medicine (from Ancient Chinese culture) the organs can be affected by emotions, the surrounding environment and by diet among other things. Of course it is also very beneficial for those that have digestion issues, Crohn's Disease, IBS, those who have had abdominal sugeries, or women who have had children, whether Cesearean or natural. It is very useful for breaking up adhesions in the abdominal fascia and for making space around the organs, which is especially beneficial after pregnancy. It can be very helpful for anyone who is seeking balance and awareness in their body, mind and spirit
Tai Ji and Qi Gong teaches you how to build and harness your energy while re-establishing healthy movement patterns. It is an ancient system that develops coordination, balance, freedom of movement and focus. Joshua teaches the Wudang style of Tai Ji and Qi Gong as taught to him by Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen). It is excellent for people who are looking for balance and ease in their life, no matter what age or level of health. It is a great compliment to athletes to train with more ease and flow. It greatly improves any other physical activity while giving your mind space to enjoy the experience. It is a practice that know no boundaries and limit of depth.
Hatha Yoga can help free up the physical body to make space in the body and build your strength, balance and equilibrium. It is an ancient tool that helps cultivate the coordination of breath and movement, and for finding the balance between strength and flexibility. It opens up energy and emotions in the body allowing for ease of movement and an ease to the flow of your life.
Yi Jing (or I Ching) is known as The Book Of Changes. It is one of the oldest known written manuscripts in the world. It is based on an ancient system of divination that gives you insight and direction into to the many choices we have to make on a daily basis. It also gives you self knowledge into the strength and weaknesses of your personality, unique gifts and gives you ways to find balance. It gives you insight into the timing and patterns of the universe and how they relate to you and your life. Joshua is a 26th Generation Long Men Yi Jing consultant.
Divination was taught to me by Malidoma Some, an elder from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso. It is an ancient system of reading, bones, rocks, coins, shells and found objects to give guidance where it is needed. In my understanding, in his village, there are all kinds of diviners using all kinds of of various methods of divination, but this is just one way. As a diviner we are guided by the ancestral spirits of ourselves and the person being "read", as well as the objects themselves and nature. It is a snapshot of a moment in time that gives us insight into a person and their current situation. People seek guidance for all kinds of reasons. If you are feeling a need to shift, on a fundamental level and unsure of where to go, this might be of benefit to you. I do these by donation, contact me for more details.
Joshua offers an overall holistic health guidance program to cater to your personal goals.
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