Colleen Crosby is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, Certified in NeuroAffective Touch™, a Certified TRE provider, and a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She studied at The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing and is trained in a variety of Eastern and Western modalities such as Swedish massage, deep tissue work, Thai massage, Shiatsu, breathwork, and yoga. She holds a BA degree from San Jose State University with an emphasis in metalsmithing.
Colleen views bodywork as an inherently creative process. She draws her inspiration from her background as an artist and from her deep appreciation of the positive effects that movement, dance, and yoga have on our sense of connectedness to self, family, and community. Early in her career, she joined her massage practice with an integrative healthcare group and worked collaboratively to support patient care through the disciplines of massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition. Since then she has sought to consistently expand her skills and develop professional relationships that enhance her ability to assist clients using multiple holistic perspectives.
Colleen believes that our bodies are a storehouse of our life experiences. She integrates therapeutic touch and The Resilience Toolkit to gently guide her clients’ attention inward. Using an open and responsive approach, Colleen allows clients to gently explore the story their bodies want to tell. Colleen brings a grounded presence to her work; creating a safe, supportive environment that encourages healing on all levels: physical, mental, and emotional.
Colleen’s favorite part of her work is witnessing her clients discover their internal spark. Seeing someone reconnect to their inner resources and embark on a journey towards a more authentic self is deeply fulfilling.
Colleen finds joy in gardening, being in nature, riding her bike, or hiking trails in Southern California. She still makes jewelry, so you might find her poking around bead stores adding to her collection of African Beads.