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 massage 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 worked with professional musicians, and athletes that vary from Weekend Warriors to Olympic Professionals.
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. She is Board Certified with Norges Massajforbund, a National Massage Certification agency in Norway. Since arriving in Oslo, she has partnered with Axelson’s Institute of Bodywork to teach Healing Massage workshops, Sports and Injury Rehabilitation classes, and continued to collaborate with them on syllabuses for advanced courses until they closed their doors in early 2022. She is a certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance, being certified in both Vinyasa and MediYoga teachings, and his on her way to advanced certification with Slings Yoga.
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. It can also be known as Somatic Myofascial 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. 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.