Body advocate and psychic bodywork
Erin has been practicing professional bodywork since 2000, and Reiki and other energetic healing work since 1995. Her practice has focused on connective tissue work, injury rehab, sports massage and neuromuscular techniques. She has worked as a therapist at many sporting events, including the US Open Track and Field Championship at Stanford University in 2001, and was the official Massage Therapist for the Cesar Gracie Fight Team out of Concord, CA from 2004-2005. She has had the opportunity to work with chiropractors for the majority of her practice, focusing on helping clients recover from various injuries and pathologies.
She started teaching Kinesiology and later Anatomy, Physiology, Injury Rehab, Chair Massage, NMT and more at ASIS Massage School in 2010, as well as Anatomy at 7 Centers Yoga in 2015.
She became a Nationally Certified Continuing Education Instructor with the National Board (NCBTMB) in 2016 and taught ongoing continuing education workshops in the US until her move to Norway in 2019. After arriving in Oslo, she partnered with Axelson’s School of Massage and Bodywork to teach a Healing Massage workshop, and continues to collaborate with them on creating further advanced technique workshops for Massage Therapists.
She is bringing all of her knowledge and experience together to form a new type of healing called "MetaFascial Massage™" - it is a form of myofascial-energetic-emotional release. Working with the client in accessing and releasing the deeper 'issues in our tissues' to let go of old emotional injuries and patterns for good, it is client centered healing at it's core. There are more and more studies linking physical problems to their emotional issues. Just googling "our bodies are physical manifestations of our emotions" gives you plenty of links. This one actually gives you a chart mapping common issues with common physical complaints. Neuroscientists call our fascia (our connective tissue) the body's "consciousness". It can carry information faster than the nervous system and goes through and around every part of our body. Erin accesses the information being stored in the connective tissue to help translate what your body is really trying to tell you.
A "Body Advocate" is someone who not only cares about the body as a whole, but cares about the empowerment of the one living in it. As people start to learn about their bodies, they will begin to trust their body's innate wisdom and abilities, and will start to really appreciate the sack of flesh they are bound to. In doing so, they can connect to their body's innate wisdom and communicate more freely.
Erin Koenig lives in Oslo, Norway with her musician husband and 2 amazing children. She grew up moving around quite a bit, living in Utah, Kentucky and California, where she eventually went to massage school and started her practice. After meeting her husband in Sedona, AZ, they continued to travel around, but always heeding the call of the desert, they always found in a home in Northern Arizona, until recently. They moved with the family to Oslo, Norway in the summer of 2019 to further nurture their passions, and their family. The healing arts have always been her passion, her fascination with all things regarding the human body continues to grow.