Originally from Japan, Setsuko Tsuchiya came to the USA and earned a BA in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison University while studying western somatic therapy at Hawaii College of Health Sciences. After becoming a licensed massage therapist, she began wondering if there could be such a thing as somatic (body) therapy that is independent of language and universally applicable to all cultures. She is a member of USA Dance, Japan DanceSport Federation, Japan American Dance Therapy Association, Japan Dance Therapy Association, and an honored fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine.




IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY
by Setsuko Tsuchiya
ISBN 978-0-9972472-3-7
Anticipated 2016 Release

What is somatic therapy? Is it about somatic therapy (psychological "talk therapy" that surrounds somatic stimulation) or somatic therapy (the somatic stimulation itself)? Do the different forms of somatic experience, e.g. massage, dance, singing, accupuncture, accupressure and biofeedback have anything in common other than talking about the experience? The author, a registered Hawaii massage therapist who comes from Japan, documents her journey in search of somatic therapy and reports the surprising answers that reveal themselves along the way.

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