Coleen Murphy ND, LAc., runs natural Medicine Works, a SoCal naturopathic medicine and acupuncture clinic. Dr. Murphy blends the wisdom of nature together with ancient healing arts and modern evidence based medicine to achieve the highest level of health and vitality for her patients and her community. Natural Medicine Works draws on Eastern and Western medical traditions to offer medical care, spiritual and emotional healing and education in areas such as detoxification, self-healing and bodywork.
Workshops & Presentations
Releasing the Core Muscles Workshop
Get in touch with your core muscles and learn to understand their location on yourself and others and then perform manual and energetic release techniques for the big four core muscles: psoas, iliacus, quadratus lumborum and piriformis.
In this workshop you will palpate, massage and energetically unwind the 4 major core muscles that stabilize the pelvis and low-back and form the seat of the sacral chakra.
Drawing on techniques from deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy and muscle energy technique, we will explore a variety of methods to contact and relax the core muscles while holding a safe and supportive environment for energetic release. All techniques are performed fully clothed and can be done effectively without a massage table.
"Keeping the hips still. Making the low-back stiff. Dangerous. The heart suffocates." - I-Ching
Thai Foot Massage for Kids and Teens
Practicing Thai Yoga Massage develops skillful touch, confidence and intuition. In this workshop reserved for kids 8-18 and their care givers, we provide you with knowledge to complete a basic 10 step Thai foot massage based on the teachings at The Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Taught by a long time Thai Massage instructor and mother of two high spirit boys, Dr. Coleen Murphy ND, LAc. created this workshop to provide a safe and fun space for kids and adolescents to learn some basic Thai Massage techniques that they can share with family and loved ones.
Children have a natural intuition that can be nurtured and matured just like any other skill. This family friendly workshop gives them a short routine that can be performed anywhere and you will take home a small manual as a reminder of the days work.