Bodywork

Kori offers private bodywork sessions catered to the specific needs of the individual through the avenues of Shiatsu, Myofascial Release and Swedish Massage.

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Please note, due to Covid-19 restrictions all in-person workshops, classes and bodywork sessions are currently postponed. Please check back for updates.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art done on a mat on the floor. The client is fully clothed. At the start of your session we do a Hara organ assessment. This modality is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Anma Therapy. Passive stretching, as well as direct finger pressure along the meridian system, is used to increase your natural energetic flow throughout your body.

Watch a video of Kori leading you through a series of home exercises based on Shiatsu principals.

Myofacial Release

Myofacial Release works on your body’s Fascial System to release chronic holding patterns, caused by emotional or physical trauma. Releasing these adhesions can help with restricted range of motion, tingling, numbness, chronic pain, and general malaise.

Each session starts with an assessment of your body’s alignment as well as any concerns or goals. The session unfolds organically, sometimes requiring a light touch, other times more direct pressure is needed. We meet your body at its points of holding and offer it a space to unwind.  No oil is used during a Myofacial Release session.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage can help with stress relief, chronic pain, constipation, hyperactivity, low back pain, migraines, neck pain, nervous disorders, poor concentration, poor flexibility, premenstrual syndrome, relaxation and stimulation of blood and lymph flow.

The therapist uses cream or oil and the client, covered with a sheet and/or blanket, lays on a massage table. Only the area of the body being worked on is exposed.

Bodywork Recommendations

Myofascial Release, Healing Ancient Wounds: The Renegade’s Wisdom – Buy on Amazon

Acu-Yoga: Designed to Relieve Stress & Tension – Buy on Amazon

Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress, & Common Emotional Imbalances – Buy on Amazon

Sacro Wedgy – Buy on Amazon

Occipital Release Tool for Pivotal Therapy – Buy on Amazon

Testimonials

“Kori is the most intuitive and responsive body therapist I have ever encountered. By drawing on her broad training and experience, Kori crafts completely personalized treatments for each of her clients. My personal results were spectacular; and every person I referred to her reported similar experiences. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

LWD

Victor, NY

“Kori has worked on me whenever I’ve had a chance to get to her! She has helped with a number of issues I have had including, sinus issues, strained muscles (as an athlete in college) and general well being. She always asks if there is a goal with any session I go to, and so allows me to address any issue I am having that day. She’s got great hands and a shining personality.”

Kate Durkin

San Diego, CA

“Kori is absolutely phenomenal! She is the best massage therapist that I have ever had the distinct pleasure to work with!”

E.P.

Rochester, NY

“I have gone to Kori Tolbert for massage therapy, including myofascial release, for almost 20 years. She has nurtured my tendons and insides through so much healing, always done with thoroughness and care, giving suggestions for stretches and other healing techniques to be done at home.”

Carolyn Ray

Pittsford, NY

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