The Paddlers Inn is a very magical place. You will feel this magic as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago, and through the health service that Bruce provides. Bruce is a registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist, an advanced Esalen Massage Practitioner, and he includes Deep Tissue Massage in his work.
Bruce is also a graduate of the Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy two year training program, and is currently enrolled in a 2 year mindfulness meditation teacher training certification program with Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach. Bruce has had an active private practice for over 30 years, and worked seasonally full time providing acupressure massage sessions, at the Hollyhock Retreat Center on Cortes Island for 6 years. A standard acupressure massage session may include all of the techniques mentioned above.
Jin Shin Do® (“The Way of the Compassionate Spirit”) is a unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure techniques, classic Chinese acupressure theory, Reichian segmental theory, Taoist philosophy and Qigong exercises. Developed by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., L.M.F.C.C., this sensible therapy outlines tension points associated with common physical problems and with distressing feelings like anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. It teaches points and exercises that help release physical and emotional tensions. Best of all, it helps one learn to transform, rather than repress, painful feelings – leading to a more joyful way of life and the realization of one’s full potential.
If you are interested in making an appointment for an acupressure and/ or massage session with Bruce, it is best to arrange ahead of time. Sessions are provided as time considerations of other guests permits.
Jin Shin Do® Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do® Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.