Biography

Leah Cotler-Grossman began her formal education in the healing arts in 1989, at The Evergreen State College studying Reiki, shamanic medicine, and bodywork.  In 1992, she graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, and in 1996, studied  Body-Mind Shiatsu at the Bellevue School of Massage.  Seeking long lasting holistic structural balance, she sought out Soma Neuromuscular Integration, graduating in 2003 from the Soma Institute. Feeling the desire to deepen the Soma work further, she became a certified Aromatherapist, and created a line of essential oils especially blended for Soma Neuromuscular Integration.  Leah has also taught at the Soma Institute. Most recently, Leah has finished a one year Energy Medicine mentorship program with Marie Manuchehri, medical intuitive.  Leah’s  curiosity and her love of the power of transformation have propelled her through the world of bodywork, movement education, and energy medicine.   Currently, Leah is continuing to develop a blend of energy work and structural medicine individually designed for each client’s optimal health.  She has just set up a new private practice in Bellingham, after working on Mercer Island for the past 20 years.

“I love bodywork  because it is a work of the heart— of compassion, listening, and understanding through touch. Everyone deserves the gift of living in the present with joy, without physical and mental pain or restriction. One way to access that center of balance is through the body, which is inseparable from the mind and spirit. It is my goal to help others come home to themselves and live without pain, with self-love, compassion, and flexibility.”

“Soma is a work of genius. It is the most effective physical work I’ve come across to support, balance, and provide relief from pain and injury. It is a gift of opportunity because it re-educates the body, mind, and psyche on numerous levels so that life can be lived with more ease, less effort, and greater fluidity. Through this experience of care and self-discovery you are given the chance to tap into renewed energy and clear response to life. The Soma takes you to the core of your being.

I use a number of techniques including bodywork, Energy medicine, essential oils, sound, and other modalities that are designed to cultivate an imaginative, powerful and effective play-ground for healing.  The world of possibility emerge with deep listening, and authentic response, allowing each person’s health wisdom to shine through.”

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