Amelia A. Free, MSW, LCSW, LMT, is the former Clinical Director of both the Family Therapy Team and The Trauma Team at Boston Medical Center. She has lectured nationally on the synthesis of body, mind and spirit in understanding the origins and treatment of stress and trauma on both the personal and cultural levels. She has also led workshops on women’s spiritual autobiography, authentic movement and cultivating the nine sacred chakras of the Tao.
Amelia holds 1000-hour certificates as both an Advanced Bodywork Therapist and Advanced Aquatic Bodywork Therapist from the School of Shiatsu and Massage in California, where she later became an Instructor of Pathology. Her many years of practice in the water influences her work on the table in assessing and working with the innate fluidity of the body and removing the blockages that impede our process toward our natural state of expressive freedom. She has been a student, practitioner and instructor of Taoist philosophy and martial arts/yoga for 22 years and brings to her bodywork a refined understanding of the movement of energy within the body and its practical application to daily life. She has studied Alexander Technique, authentic movement and the development of core body/spirit foundational elements as avenues for the expansion and expression of the authentic self. She has also been a formal, competitive athlete in many sports, including soccer, triathlons, and long-distance running and has extensive experience in injuries and rehabilitation related to multiple sports modalities.
Amelia offers a deeply therapeutic, relaxing experience in a safe environment. She integrates techniques from Myofascial Release, therapeutic Swedish Massage and Clinical Sports Massage,Zen Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Taoist core body principles, dynamic movement assessment, aquatic bodywork modalities and an experienced understanding of the relationship between the internal and external self/environment in her work. She provides a great deal of educational/observational feedback and homework activities in sessions in order to support the client in becoming his or her own best consultant/therapist.