WHat can Bodywork
Do for you?

benefits of BOdYWORK for Our Health

Good for Our Bodies

A gym replacement? One minute of full body laughter is equal to the cardiovascular benefits of 10 minutes of rowing or jogging. This type of laughter can also enhance our metabolism.

Good For Our Hearts

Massage oxygenates the blood, improving circulation. This gets us nice and relaxed so our bodies can enter the parasympathetic nervous system which reduces stress.

Good For our mood

A good massage session increases the Big Four - Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin. We need these hormones and chemicals to experience pleasure, wellbeing, love and connection. Massage has the ability to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Good For Our Brains

Not only does massage improve our short term memory, but the more we laugh the more balanced we become. Laughter has been shown to produce the same gamma wave brain activity produced by experienced meditators, such as Himalayan monks.

Good for our immune system

Massage has the ability to boost our immune system through increased gamma interferon. It keeps our T-cells strong and builds antibodies to fight infection and viruses.

Can Massage help you in your life?

Meet Simeon darwick birnbaum, LMT

Simeon helps people overcome their barriers to wellbeing by inspiring health, joy, and playfulness.  Simeon is a Licensed Massage Therapist, health and fitness coach, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and somatic life coach since 2006.  Simeon has shared the gift of massage therapy in a wide range of settings such as with people in hospice, cancer patients, corporate wellness programs, Cornell University Tennis Team and massage tables around the world. Simeon believes we can explore play, creativity, vitality, and resilience through movement. Reconnecting and digesting our emotions through bodywork and somatic coaching, we experience inherent joy, the freedom to be present, and to create a new possibility of wellbeing. Currently he is a practicing husband and father in Kalamazoo, Michigan.