Ishmael Dengate has explored body-mind and spiritual practices for more than 20 years. He studied Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen for four years and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. His training includes embodied anatomy, developmental movement, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, and integrative acupressure. In addition, he has studied Chi Gung Tui Na. and Taoist Water Method Meditation with Taoist lineage master Bruce Kumar Frantzis. Bringing together Body-Mind Centering, Taoist energy arts, and other somatic methods, Ishmael developed Integral Somatic Bodywork. He maintains a daily meditation and chi gung practice.
In Integral Somatic Bodywork, Ishmael serves your body's health needs ranging from light energetic touch to deep fascial restructuring. With hands-on touch, Ishmael tunes into tissues, fluids, vibrations, and cellular structures. By noticing resonance, harmony, and the flows and patterns of where the body wants to move, he helps people open up new perceptions and ways of being. Clients report benefits that include releasing tension and stress, reducing pain, healing injuries, reaching a profound relaxation, and expanding movement possibilities. An Integral Somatic Bodywork session helps people tune into their internal presence of peace, vitality, and joy. Sessions are clothes-on, on a massage table.