into holistic self-care occurred in 1966, when I discovered Yoga. In 1975 I became a certified instructor, and taught classes for adults and children for 25 years in northwest Connecticut.
While teaching Yoga it became apparent to me that I wanted to support the art of relaxation in other ways. I received training and certification in Therapeutic Massage at Kripalu Center for Holistic Health over a period of five years.
When I left New England to live in Boulder 1996, I said good-bye to clients I had worked with for 16 years. In time, I began to search for a way to expand and integrate my skills; I wanted to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of my clients. While receiving my first Rolfing® session, I knew that this was work I wanted to do. I began training in 1990 at the Rolf Institute. I received Advanced Certification in August of 2000.
My recent move to Marin County (summer 2010) has brought me close to my family and introduced me to a vibrant community of health and wellness professionals. My desire is to become a solid member of this community by making valuable contributions to the health and wellbeing of the people of this beautiful county.
I sometimes can't believe how lucky I am in having found my way to this work. I thank all my teachers, and all the wonderful clients who've trusted me and my hands.
In February of this year, I attended a class in Boulder taught by Mary Kathleen Rose, the originator of Comfort Touch®, a most wonderful approach to working with the elderly and the ill. Please visit www.comforttouch.com to learn more about Comfort Touch, and read my journal entry about becoming certified as a practitioner of Comfort Touch®.
Call or email Francoise if you or anyone you know would like to receive Comfort Touch.