© 2010 by Molly Swan. 

Molly's Background


I have been developing my healing arts as a practicing herbalist and bodyworker for 37 years as of 2019. My training provides wonderful tools, but most of all I try to be a witness and support for my client's process in the here and now. 
My formal trainings include: 

Completion of advanced bodywork coursework in:

  • Polarity Therapy, a combination of eastern acupressure techniques with western osteopathic and chiropractic style manipulations, along with exercise and dietary practices.

  • St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy

  •  deep tissue massage, finding and releasing muscular contractions, with special focus on origins and insertions of muscles at joints.

  • Advanced Certification in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®

Extra Training:

  • Ortho-Bionomy, an osteopathic technique using compression or stretching with gentle pressure to release holding patterns around joints; 

  • Aston Patterning, movement integration and posture assessment; 

  • Rosen Method Bodywork, gentle bodymind integration using movement, breath, touch, and awareness to deepen experience of aliveness;

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy (Level 1) and  

  • Integrative Manual Therapy (3 trainings)

  •  gentle manipulations of fascia and
    underlying structures for relief of

  • holding patterns.

  • Barral's Visceral Manipulation)
    through level 2).
    Release of tension and holding in
    the abdominal viscera.

BodyMind Certifications

  • Masters degree in Body Pschology from The Naropa Institute

  • Advanced certification in The Rosenberg System of Integrated Body Psychotherapy  (IBP),  which employs sensory awareness, breath, movement and stress postures to deepen  awareness.

  • Clinical Integration Certification with Lonny Jarrett on the Fundamentals of Chinese Health Assessment.

Herbal Experience

                Herbal Aprenticeship with Michael Moore, founder of Herbs Etc.,
                Santa Fe NM and Bisbee AZ. 

                 I opened and operated Earth Household Herbal Apothecary in
                 Athens, Ga from 1981-1985.

                 Seminars with Lonny Jarrett  and Thea Elijah in the spirit of Chinese                    Herbs.

 

                 I have been a wild-crafter and herbal gardener for 40 years and make                  tinctures with locally and sustainably harvested herbal plants.