My name is Steven Padgen I have been a practicing therapist and teacher for over twenty years. I founded the Padgen Institute with the mission to educate people on the healing power and benifits of massage therapy and bodywork.
Massage Therapy and Structural Integration Bodywork (Rolfing) have been at the core of my life's journey. The process of healing and maintaining my physical body has brought unexpected peace and joy to my life and the relationships I cherish.
We at the Padgen Institute believe that education, consistency, and awareness are the foundation to a long and healthy life. We are committed to provide effective, affordable massage therapy and bodywork.
The Padgen Method is my signature work after thousands of hours of practice; I have created a healing methodology that works for people of all ages.
The Padgen Methodis a hybrid of Structural Integration, Craniosacral Therapy, Swedish, and Esalen style of massage. Each session lengthens fascia, aligns the muscular skeletal system, decompresses the joints, unwinds the cranial membrane (RTM) and related structures; increasing circulation of fluids, blood, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluid restoring balance to the biodynamic and bioelectrical field.
Structural Integration Therapy
Lengthens, Aligns, Restores, Prevents
Structural Integration is a series of ten eighty-minute sessions received over a ten week period. Structural Integration, known by the trade name “Rolfing” was created by Dr Ida P. Rolf. The system or “recipe” lengthens and organizes the many layers of fascia. Dr. Rolf discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system and eventually named her work Structural Integration. Dr. Rolf observed that all structures, organic or inorganic are affected by gravity. That form and function, pain and dysfunction, are intertwined with the bodies’ relationship to gravity.
Decompress, Unwind, Healing, Stillness
Craniosacral Therapy has traditionally focused on the 22 bones that make up the human head, the vertebrae and sacrum. Decompressing (gentle traction using the tips of the fingers) the bones that make up the cranium unwinds the membrane system deep inside the cranial vault, increasing circulation and production of cerebrospinal fluid creating the environment for self-correction and self-healing. Craniosacral Therapy has a calming and therapeutic effect on the brain, the central nervous system, and the physical body.
School of Conscious Touch
Massage Classes for Couples
"Take your families health and healing into your own hands."
The School of Conscious Touch teaches families the health benefits of receiving regular therapeutic massage and bodywork. In the class we teach the proper way to give a massage. Sharing time and therapeutic touch with loved ones can strengthen your relationship; reduce stress, and is the foundation to health and well-being. The School of Conscious Touch is an education for adults who want to deepen their knowledge and skill of the healing arts.