De-Fraggle Fridays:

Wholistic Wellness in Chaotic Times


11:00-12:00 pm pacific

An online workshop with Erika Gimbel, MFT

Explore Healing Through Touch

If it has been awhile since you've experienced massage there may be a build up of tension and debris, that would best go back into circulation in the rest of the organism. This effects us on a physical, emotional, spiritual & even psychic level. Learn touch tools for massage mastery as both the giver and the receiver. 

Massage Mastery for Wholistic Healing

Wholistic Psychotherapy includes somatic practices to loosen stuck places and breathe into painful parts. One of the most useful tools we have is our hands.  Let Erika guide you, on your own or with a partner, through these touch techniques to help you 

What's It All About?

Sleep Better

We know that better sleep helps, umm, everything. But sometimes we don't know how to get there.

Experience Grace and Gratitude

It's a two way street with benefits on both sides.

Bring Flow to Tight Areas

Physical ease, mental ease.

Ignite Creativity

Stimulate your mind and alight your senses.

Benefits of Touch

The effects of good touch are profound & manifold:  There are several different energy bodies, be it physical, emotional, spiritual or even psychic realms.  You can tap in and effect each of these bodies to have overall wellness, grounding and peace. 

Massage supports ones breathing into parts of the body that have been tightened.  Massage creates a fabulous regulatory slow down to ones jacked up nervous system!  Just to get off of our devices and into this presence is such a present.  

Have a fresh perspective on the old issues, by changing one’s physical state.  

What if the very people who you you are around regularly could offer some version of a massage treatment? 

Would you make the time to practice fabulous techniques that are profound for both the giver and the receiver?


Triathlon coach

"It was the height of the pandemic and I hadn’t had a massage in months. Erika led a couples massage class (over Zoom) and it was fantastic! Not only was it just what we needed, but Erika’s knowledge and excellent teaching made the class fun and informative. I’m excited for her new classes and can’t wait to participate in person."

About Erika

Erika Gimbel has been inspiring healing possibilities for over 20 years!  She is a CA licensed psychotherapist (MFT), with her garden office in Oakland CA.  She is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999.  She has been committed to Wholistic Approaches to Wellness since participating in a college living & learning program for 2 years (way back in the early 90’s.) 
Erika has worked with people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological degenerative conditions to bring ease, flow and creativity to their lives.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in New York.  Erika lived in Burlington Vermont for 7 years and started gardening and farming the land, when it was not frozen. (short growing season!)  
Erika has been creating lots of mischief in this unusual time:  She created weekly podcasts, movement healing called Intrinsic Movement for Bliss & Healing and joy filled, creativity workshops called Crouching Tiger Hidden Artist, as well as powerful summits during the pandemic.  

What Are You Waiting For?