Welcome to Why Knot, where the name acknowledges the knots that can exist both in our bodies and minds. Here is where you can begin unravelling them.
Since 2006, I have been providing modern remedial massage to address physical injuries, aches, and pains, and to assist individuals in navigating the impact of emotional stress on their bodies.
Following additional training, I introduced psychotherapy sessions to offer a compassionate conversational space where individuals can openly explore the mental challenges they face and rediscover the wealth of self-knowledge stored in their bodies. The process provides a gentle yet direct route to the core of our authentic selves.
Why Knot provides a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your physical and mental aches and pains without fear of judgment.
So, if you're ready to take the first step toward a happier, healthier life, why not give Why Knot a try?
Welcome to the next generation of remedial massage!
My approach combines the latest insights in functional fascia (connective tissue), polyvagal theory (nervous system/body response to stressors), and trauma-informed practice. It's an evolution beyond traditional massage, broadening the focus to encompass the forces and strains that impact the entire body, including issues related to soft tissue dysfunction and long term holding patterns.
My primary aim is to assist you in releasing physical tension from physical or emotional causes, realigning your body, restoring fluid movement, and promoting the healing process. Whether you're dealing with stress, chronic pain, seeking improved performance, recovering from an injury, or simply striving to optimize your physical well-being, my approach is tailored to meet your needs.
Rather than settling for the superficial and piecemeal approach of traditional massages, I invite you to experience the advantages of our next-generation remedial massage and witness the transformative impact of a holistic approach. Learn More...
" Peter combines anatomical understanding with intuition and varies each treatment based on how you and your body show up. I always leave feeling lighter and stiller" - Grace
When life events push us beyond stress to distress and overwhelm, it can be challenging to return to our familiar selves. Whether it's relationship difficulties, loss of a loved one, life transitions, loneliness, or existential crises, some experiences are difficult to process fully without a helping hand.
Our bodies often signal mental distress through sleeplessness, muscle bracing, heightened reactivity, teeth grinding, uncomfortable sensations and more. These signals are the body's authentic language, expressing something crucial about unfolding events.
My compassion-based talk therapy embraces your body's perspective. By attuning to your body's sensations while navigating mental challenges, you can unlock its ability to reveal meanings and insights that the intellect alone might miss. Connected to truth and responsive to needs, your body becomes your guide, leading you to rediscover wholeness, self-compassion, and acceptance.
If your body signals it's time for support in navigating challenges, alleviating emotional pain, breaking free from patterns, or exploring self-awareness, I am here to assist in exploring your inner landscape. Learn More...
" The deep help I received from you got me there.. I would be most likely still very deep in the weeds without your kindness." - Sue