Sat, Apr 29|
Healing Circle: Self-Massage with special guest Julie Marie Muskat
Empowering you with tools for self-healing.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
About the event
Self-muscle massage uses a tennis ball and clinically proven myofascial release techniques to
relieve stress, improve circulation, and promote holistic wellness through preventative health
management. A simple tennis ball offers a helpful and portable way for anyone (of any age or
mobility) to take care of their body and treat/prevent soreness or tight muscles that can lead to
discomfort or injury. You can even utilize this self-care modality during your workday! This
technique of myofascial release is particularly useful for folks who have difficulty with physical
touch due to past trauma; it provides an autonomous way to experience touch positively.
Guided Self-Massage FAQs
What will happen in this healing circle?
You will be gently guided through a self-muscle massage with a focus on various important
muscle groups. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to ask questions or share
insights that came up.
What do I need for this?
- a computer/device with access to Zoom
- a tennis ball, softball, or lacrosse ball (whatever you have in your home)
- a relaxing space to lie down in (carpet is great, and if you have a floor space, you will want to put down a yoga mat)
Tips for Maximizing your Relaxation:
- Turn the lights low and/or light candles
- Gather objects in your home that can create a spa-like atmosphere (flowers, oil diffuser, tea or infused water to sip on). Get creative and make an occasion out of it!
Julie Marie Muskat Bio:
Julie Marie Muskat is a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher, and stage manager currently
based in the Twin Cities and originally from Texas. She has worked across the US, Israel, and
Italy, dancing with companies such as Threads Dance Project, Vox Medusa, Revolution Dance
Theatre, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and Compagnia AiEP. She is the founder of
Deeper Water Arts & Mind/Body Center, which provides dance, cross training, and health and
wellness opportunities for young people and adults. She also works as the operations and
technology manager for I/O psychology consulting firm.