Sheryl Watson, Manual Therapy Certified Arvigo® Practitioner
Sheryl Watson began her career as a Registered Massage Therapist in Alberta in 1995 and was an instructor in the massage program at Grant MacEwan University for 14 years. In her current practice at Empower Health, she integrates her science based knowledge of massage, craniosacral, lymphatic breast massage, the Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care™ and shamanic practices. Sheryl’s focus has become anything related to pelvic health and integrated sexuality.
In the fall of 2017 Sheryl will have the opportunity to use her teaching skills once again, at Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage.
Sheryl has sought out new modalities to integrate into her manual therapy sessions and over two decades she has discovered that listening to the body’s subtle cues and weaving the modalities together yields profound levels of relaxation and healing.
As an inquisitive industry leader, Sheryl Watson realized from day one that our physical symptoms are only one manifestation of our imbalance. Although it is often the only one treated or given credence in our western culture. Sheryl has become aware through her own healing journey and witnessing others, how profoundly we are affected physically by our emotional state, our mental overwhelm, our disconnection from self, others, nature, and purpose. If we rarely consider the impact of these imbalances, then it is even more rare to consider how this ripples out into our sexuality.
Integrated sexuality work is where Sheryl Watson has done her most profound personal healing and it is this aspect of her integrated work that gives her the most joy and professional fulfillment.
Confused with lots of options and not sure what will work best for you?
See Sheryl for an Integrated Manual Therapy Session. We’re all different but Sheryl’s wide scope of practices and more than 20 years working experience allows her to provide individualized beneficial care that suits your needs and works for YOU. Sheryl’s Integrated Manual Therapy techniques include but not limited to:
This gentle hands-on modality assesses and treats restrictions in the craniosacral system (membranes and cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord) by using the pressure of the weight of a nickel. It can be done over top of clothing to correction restrictions and restore health.
- Lymph drainage/lympho-fascial release
Stimulates immunity, vitality, decreases congestion, pain and speed recovery from injury or surgery. It’s a fantastic treatment to do within 48 hours of surgery to aid the recovery process. It re-hydrates tissue, release body tissues of toxins and pathogens, bacteria, viruses, abnormal cells, and delivers hydration, nutrients, hormones, and enzymes.
- Swedish massage
This is the most commonly used form of massage that utilizes the kneading, stretching, stroking, flowing massage strokes of varying pressure to release muscle tension.
- Myofascial unwinding
Trauma can be stored (physically or emotionally) in our connective tissue network and it’s experienced as less flexibility, tight sore muscles achy joints. Unwinding the tissue memory and applying sustained gentle pressure releases the tension and restore mobility.
The basic use of water in any of its three states (solid, liquid or gas) to improve health. Cold or cool therapy may be used to decrease inflammation, heat can be used to soften the tissues prior to manual therapy. Often hydrotherapy becomes a homecare recommendation.
- Visceral mobilization
Viscera means internal organs. Through very gentle subtle palpation and treatment the tension and misalignment of organs and their ligaments can be very gently encouraged to release tension and return to their optimal location within the abdomen.
Sheryl Watson’s events and workshops:
- Rekindling the Black Pearl
- Reclaiming Feminine Consciousness
- ATMAT® womb Drum Journey
- Presence and Pleasure
When she’s not at Empower Health, creating new workshops or teaching at VSBM, Sheryl can be found hiking, zip-lining, taking a workshop in a tropical location or enjoying a relaxing afternoon at the spa with her niece.
*This individual is a non-regulated health professional, meaning that they do not belong to a publicly regulated association or college.
Book in with Sheryl Watson today if you are experiencing:
- Digestive disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, Constipation, Indigestion, etc.)
- Muscular Tension
- Urinary issues (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
- Fertility concerns
- Complications from surgical scars (c-section, episiotomy, breast surgery)
- Menstrual pain and irregularity
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction
Learn more about Sheryl Watson's service:
- Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (A.T.M.A.T®)
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Holistic Pelvic Care ™
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“My life was turned around by receiving an Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (ATMAT) treatment in 2011 – I had suffered for almost 20 years with menstrual problems, being seen by many medical professionals, who all advised many times that I should have a full hysterectomy. I was amazed that after a few treatments (and with self-care massage) I no longer lived with pain.”
“I absolutely loved my massage with Sheryl. She has a beautiful combination of true compassion and physical skill. She made me feel totally at ease and the massage left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.”
“I thought I knew the feeling of complete relaxation – until I experienced a breast massage. That’s when I realized I had been missing something very important. The breast massage left me with a feeling of expansiveness – more relaxed, more aware, from the inside out. Sheryl’s deft movements and professional approach quickly allayed any fears that I had been secretly harboring about an – ahem – embarrassing ‘response’ to the touch. And that left me thinking that we western women typically only know touch to our breasts to functional (breastfeeding), clinical (mammograms), or erotic. It is a wonderful thing indeed to know there is another dimension to our bodies. It is a delight to experience the women that we are in a new and healthy way through the art of breast massage.”