Thanks for your interest in my bodywork sessions. Here are some client testimonials.
“This course was a life-changer for me. Not only did I learn linear information about working with the craniosacral system, but I was introduced to several other things: a way of being present, centered and compassionate that benefits me and the client in all modalities that I practice as well as my personal life; a way of “dancing” with the client – both following their lead and also gently taking the lead; and also working outside the parameters of regular “therapy” – otherwise known as thinking outside the box. This course gave me permission to do whatever my intuition led me to do both as a client and as a practitioner. It allowed me to use and cultivate all my different types of knowing. Bruno is an amazing human – one who impacted me greatly in only a few interactions. I took this course as a massage school student with lots of apprehension about whether or not I would be able to “get” the material. Bruno communicated utmost respect and confidence in me, encouraging me every step of the way. This course was also a lot of fun! As for not sticking to the times, we did run a little late, but we all agreed that it was too fun to stop! Bruno is incredibly intelligent, sensitive, funny, and organized. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to go deeper into their practice, whether they practice craniosacral work or not.”
Ariel Gibson – Florida School of Massage graduate and Working With The Craniosacral System workshop participant
Loved this course. It spoke to me through every channel, stimulating my creativity, curiosity, inner wisdom and compassion for others, as well as for myself. I am deeply grateful for the gift of this teaching and for Bruno’s quiet expertise, heart-led humor and exuberant intelligence. Thank you..
Lesley Gamble – Florida School of Massage graduate and Working With The Craniosacral System workshop participant
“I’ve stared at a blank box for 5 minutes trying to find the right words to articulate how powerful and healing Bruno’s massage work has been for me.
By way of comparison, I have had many massages with many different massage therapists. And many have been good! It’s just that even the really good ones are often so methodical. If you ask for Deep Tissue, Swedish, etc., the therapist gives you that without too much attention to what your body needs or how it’s responding as they go along. The most they will do is adjust pressure. But other than that, it’s primarily about technique and less about the body on the table.
The difference with Bruno is that the moment he begins, he immediately becomes in tuned with my body. And as if each time is the first time he has met my body (indeed my body is different each time I see him), he very carefully and intentionally explores each muscle, checking-in, and applying the perfect remedy for each area as he goes. He is extremely intuitive. I may go in asking him to focus on my upper back, and he will work magic on my upper back. But then he’ll check-in with and work just as much magic on my head and neck, for example, which I come to realize is actually the source of my discomfort.
All said, I couldn’t recommend Bruno more highly. If you want a massage therapist who focuses on the massage, don’t go to Bruno. If you want a massage therapist who focuses on YOU and what is best for your body, he’s your guy. ”
“The craniosacral work I’ve experienced with Bruno is deeply restful and profoundly spiritual. His gentle touch during the session and thoughtful conversation before and after allows me to feel heard and cared for. I spend the majority of my time working hard to care for others as a teacher and parent, so my time with Bruno is a wonderful opportunity to receive caring from someone else. The best way I can describe how it feels is this: it’s more relaxing than sleep, and it’s one hour when I feel released from all the roles I have in life–as an employee, wife, mother, teacher, friend. I leave my sessions feeling lighter and happier, often with new insights about my life.”
“When I go in for a session with Dr. Bruno it’s like hitting a reset button. Almost before laying down I feel a calm release of whatever I’d been worrying about. The sessions give me a sense of relaxed perspective and peace. Creating a regular time to check in with my various systems is a critical way that I prioritize my health and well-being. I appreciate craniosacral because its approach is holistic, meaning I leave feeling deeply connected and in touch with myself rather than disconnected from my body, or like the emotional challenges are unrelated to the physical. Craniosacral treats all of these symptoms as connected to your whole health and thus the goal is well-being and fullness, rather than an abatement of symptoms. Sometimes going to the doctor I might feeling disconnected from my body, or rather at odds with it, like we’re working against each other. Craniosacral is for me the opposite. We may talk about symptoms, or what wants attention, but the focus isn’t talking about what’s wrong.”
“I highly recommend Dr. Bruno for craniosacral work. I found that his presence, energy, space, touch, and conduct all support my unfolding into the deeper layers of whatever I was present for me during each session. The work helped me to feel the oceanic energy of my own nervous system’s subtle, self-healing rhythms and it took me into a deeply relaxed space. With all the busyness of fall as well as the anxiety in my own life of a lot of changes going on, I found that having weekly sessions helped my brain and body a chance to slow down and integrate, giving access to deeper knowing. I would recommend having a long session and scheduling some free time for yourself afterward to remain in the silence and stillness.”
“I found the craniosacral sessions beneficial in 2 ways. I felt completely relaxed during and after the sessions, able to go about the rest of my day in that state. In addition, the last session very specifically relieved a headache I’d had all day. I realized that the gentle touch of craniosacral practice can have a profound effect on my well-being. ”
“As a healer, Bruno is able to combine his technical understanding with a amazing intuition, bringing them together in a way that has helped me shift both physically and emotionally. He is perceptive, gentle, and astute, and has the ability to make me feel incredibly comfortable during sessions–I instinctively knew I was in good hands with him. Coming in, my main issue was anxiety due to a high-stress internship, school, work, etc. I also struggled with tinnitus, TMJ, and some neck pain/tension. After our first session, my anxiety just melted away and dropped to a low it hadn’t been at all year long. Over our four sessions, I noticed that my ability to cope with my anxiety increased, my physical issues lessened, and I generally felt much more relaxed and integrated in my body and mind. Working with him was a truly beneficial experience! ”
“Bruno’s craniosacral sessions have been very useful in helping me to relax deeply into my body after some heavy workloads on my side. His touch is very soothing, gentle, and well-timed which allows me to slowly descend from external consciousness to internal consciousness. I appreciate his intuitive holds and flexibility to listen to the moment.
His work has offered me a glimpse into some patterns/holdings in my own body, with simple metaphors that give me a different approach in how I relate to my body/mind. Bruno’s work encourages the client to appreciate the silence, the non-verbal information that is constantly happening in our system when we are tuned in to the channel. After a session, I feel more deeply connected to not only my present experience, but also the greater web of relationships with my environment (both ancestral, past, present, and future) that continually evolves how I perceive reality.
Bruno has a depth of knowledge, tools, and intuition in his field and I recommend his work for anyone interested in increasing their wellness, health, and awareness. ”
“Dr. Bruno creates a safe and sacred space. I experienced comfort, and deep connection with my self during, and after our craniosacral sessions. I felt more balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally afterwards, and specifically, within just one session or two the headaches I had been experiencing had decreased by about 70-80%. Bruno is a great therapist–calm, deliberate, thoughtful, and connected. Thank you!”
“Craniosacral helped me relax. I was able to release places that I was subconsciously holding on to tension, like in my jaw, shoulders, and hip joints. After each session I got off the table feeling much more fluid and calm. It just made everything seem a little easier.
I was also surprised at how obvious my body’s rhythm became when I was receiving therapy. Occasionally when I close my eyes on my own now I can tap back into that slow waving movement. It’s very grounding.
Beyond all that, Bruno created a sensitivity in me to the movement of energy, and that has had a profound impact on my life. I am a bit of a literalist at heart and was skeptical of craniosacral at first, but within five minutes of lying on Bruno’s table it became very obvious to me that something was happening. I felt a very clear oceanic rocking movement, my own energy flowing. Scientific explanations aside, I had a very real experience, and it’s allowed me to begin to noticing what’s going on in myself, and in other people, in a much more deep and nuanced way.”
“I didn’t know much about craniosacral before I decided to try it out. Bruno is very considerate about letting me take the time to settle in if I’ve been rushing around or to eat a snack before we start or about keeping the room a comfortable temperature with blankets or a heater. His touch is very gentle and its apparent that he puts lots of thought, care, and attention into his practice. Bruno’s also been very open to hearing anything I’ve had to share about what I notice in sessions or on the days between. He’s very compassionate in listening to the other events in my life that have been challenging. I feel like I had a very positive experience with craniosacral work with Bruno, though I can’t point out exactly what benefits it’s had for me. Perhaps that will become more apparent with time.”
“A Friday massage with Bruno has come to be one of my favorite monthly wellness rituals. I always leave feeling rejuvenated and reconnected with my body. Bruno is an incredibly intuitive and skilled healer. He really cares about his clients and puts 150% of himself into every massage. He senses how I’m feeling and is able to customize each massage based on what my body needs (even if I don’t always know what that is). My favorite part of the experience is our conversation afterwards about what’s going on with my mind, body, and spirit. I learn something new about myself every time. It’s great therapy for the soul!”
“Bruno is a gifted, intuitive massage therapist. He applies just the right touch and finds all my aches and pains to keep me feeling healthy. Like most people, I have a stressful life. Bruno’s healing hands help me get back to a state of balance and peace, whether I have an injury or just lots of built-up tension, Bruno always does exactly what I need that day. I’ve had many relaxing, good massages, but Bruno gives more than just a relaxing, feel good rub down. He actually releases tension, knots and heals injuries. I always look forward to a session with Bruno! He has even helped with my migraines.”
“After I discovered Bruno Ferreira I stopped looking for anybody else to work on my body. The work seems perfect because his instincts seem so well directed.”
“Bruno has a unique and powerful gift for tuning into the physical and mental/emotional state of his client and in a skilled and intuitive way customizing the session to the needs of the moment. Under his strong and sensitive hand, confident in various massage techniques, cranio-sacral therapy and his own gentle soothing presence I was able to relax and release tension on many levels during our sessions. It is obvious he is very passionate about the healing arts, and brings a beautiful intelligence, focus and heart to his work. I am a singer and was surprised and pleased when he introduced jaw and mouth massage techniques into our session which were extremely relevant to tension issues I was facing. Bruno is an extraordinary therapist and I highly recommend him! I can’t wait for my next session! “
Laura B., Professional opera singer
Deep healing space “The 90min session of pure visionary craniosacral work went very deep into my body and heart. I felt very heard both in the space you othered before the table work, where you listened thoughtfully to my intentions and feleings and during the actual hands on work. I felt renewed and invigorated”
Excellent and Professional “I was very satisfied with my massage with Bruno. I consider myself a super fussy customer, and I felt like I was in the strong and qualified hands of an expert for the whole time. The only drawback was having to get back into my car to drive when my body just wanted to puddle out.”
Unparalleled “Of all the many experiences I have had with bodywork, Bruno brings an exquisite thoughtfulness and sensitivity to his practice. He listens carefully to your needs and then applies his very insightful style to resolving your physical issues. He is unique in bringing a great sense of tranquility to his practice that is both nourishing and healing. I recommend Bruno without reservation.”
“I have had hundreds of massages in my life, and Bruno’s work rates at the top. This may sound strange, but it felt like he was coming at it from a different angle. The work was really deep, but not to the point where it was painful. Very comforting, very healing. “
Excellent “90 minutes of deep-tissue massage more effective than a month of physical therapy was in the past. Amazing! I would recommend to anyone, he ask all the right questions too.”
Really helped my painful lower back “Grateful to you for your expertise. My back was in alot of pain, meds not helping, me not sleeping nor able to go to work, this one treatment did the trick. many thanks”
- Bruno Ferreira
bruno.malta.ferreira (at) gmail.com
510 470 8851