Dhyana Moyer LMT, JSCC
specializing iN Fascial counterstraiN
Bainbridge Island | (206) 605-3949
Heal Your Body Gently and Effectively
What is Counterstrain?
Counterstrain is a therapeutic, hands-on method to release pain and tension in your body’s tissues. Every organ, nerve, artery, muscle, ligament, tendon, vein, and lymphatic vessel is surrounded by fascia. This fascia can spasm as a response to injury, surgery, or illness, and remain in the spasmed condition. This causes pain and discomfort. Fascial Counterstrain is a bodywork technique that relieves fascial strain to return your body to its full range of motion.
Visualize a necklace that is full of knots. If you stretch that necklace or pound on it, you’ll do nothing but make the knots tighter. Only by gently reducing tension and allowing each knot to unfold, do you return your necklace to its normal state.
A skilled Counterstrain Practitioner takes each system of your body into consideration, and gently releases the fascia. The result is improved movement, better function, and lasting pain relief.
Counterstrain is an effective treatment for a wide variety of issues, including:
- Digestive disorders
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports injury
- Knee pain
- Rotator Cuff tears
- Meniscus tears
- Disc issues
- Pelvic floor issues
- And much more
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The path to wellness begins here.
In my daily practice, I draw upon over 30 years of bodywork to help you live a pain-free, healthy life. Specializing in Fascial Counterstrain and Somatic Emotional Release, I help people regain their natural movement, comfort, ease, and sense of well-being.
Counterstrain embraces the concepts of holistic and osteopathic medicine to address the body as a whole. The gentle technique normalizes blood flow, muscular tension, vascular drainage, and neural input by helping the body’s fascia release and return to normal. In this way, counterstrain maximizes the body’s intrinsic healing capacity.
My goal is to help people’s lives and bodies flourish!
Dhyana Moyer, LMT, JSCC
What to expect
A counterstrain session is a gentle, pain-free experience that helps the body return to its natural state. I practice in my studio: a warm, comfortable, and quiet space. As you relax in comfy clothes, I’ll assess where any constrictions can be found throughout your body by feeling the tightness in and around your head. By gently manipulating your body, I’ll create slack in your fascia that will allow it to release. Sessions are usually an hour and a half.
Depending on the condition we are treating as well as the age of the injury or strain, you can expect to see results anywhere from immediately to within several sessions. More complex systems and fascial strains that have been in place for extremely long times may take more treatments.
“Dhyana’s intimate knowledge of the body and of the psyche bring healing and peace to everyone fortunate enough to know her. Her gentle, expert touch and engaging spirit take strain/counterstrain to the highest level of practice.”
— Sue Klein
“I am 79 years old and try to be physically active. I ski 4 to 5 weeks a year, walk daily and exercise regularly. Since 1992, I have been a weekly client of Dhyana Moyer for Deep Tissue Massage and more recently ‘Strain Counterstrain’. I have experienced consistent”minor (everyday) miracles” and “major miracles” on a regular basis. I would recommend her services to anyone. If you are or want to stay ‘active’, call Dhyana.”
“Just a note to say thank you so much for your help! It is not an exaggeration to say I had a sense of well being that I’ve not experienced for 20 years. Even though I had some swelling around my butt area, I woke up this morning and could tell my blood was flowing, my feet were warm and I could breath out of both sides of my nose! I had an almost euphoric feeling. My back muscles had let go, and even though there are issues still, such a reduction of pain & discomfort. You truly have a gift for healing.”
— Betty Ann, Bainbridge Island
A massage therapist since 1979, Dhyana has been specializing in Strain Counterstrain since 2003. She has taken all available Counterstrain classes from the Jones Institute, and received Jones Strain Counterstrain Certification in 2009. Additionally, she has been a participant in Tim Hodges Counterstrain modules since the beginning of his teaching practice. She has completed mastery programs in Visceral, Lymphatic/Venous, Arterial, Nervous System, and more.
Dhyana lives on Bainbridge Island and practices out of a remodeled circa 1900s studio on her property.
Make an appointment
To connect and set up a first appointment with Healing Touch, please reach out either by email, through this form, or by phone. We’ll talk a little bit about Counterstrain to make sure you know what to expect and that it’s a good fit for you.
Once you have an appointment, please download the intake form, and bring it, completed, to your first appointment.
I look forward to meeting you!
Bainbridge Island, WA
Dhyana Moyer, LMT, JSCC
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Licensed Massage Therapist *
Certified Emotional Somatic Release
Counterstrain Practitioner *
License # MA0000533