Olivia Gagnon, RSME, SMA, CMT, LMT
of Oceans of Health
I am dedicated to inspiring and empowering self-care and healthy transformation by engaging our bodies’ wisdom through movement.
My passion for nature, gardening and the outdoors – combined with my love of art and whole foods – inspires me in natural methods of healing, meditation and evolution of self awareness.
In my search to heal injuries from an auto accident, I met Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement®, at a retreat in 2005. Working with this transformative process has brought profound and long-lasting results, with deeper and deeper awarenesses unfolding over the years:
- More freedom of movement in body, mind and spirit
- Greater sense of coherency, or being “in the flow”
- Increased capacity to listen with more nuanced understanding
- Greater ability to meet new situations with ease and openness
- More shifts toward higher levels of vitality and creativity.
Experiencing such deep healing with Continuum led me to become a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy and Somatic Movement Arts. Education and professional memberships include:
- Member, International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
- Somatic Movement Arts Practitioner (SMA)
- Authorized Continuum Movement® Teacher (CMT)
- Member, American Massage Therapy Association
- Licensed Massage Therapist (FL # MA57068)
- BA, Psychology, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
A native of Louisiana and longtime resident of the Northwest Florida Panhandle, I moved from the Emerald Coast to the Jacksonville area in 2016 and maintain a private practice in Neptune Beach. I also offer classes and workshops throughout the Southeast, and am available for online sessions.
I remain in awe that a self-portrait drawing assignment over 20 years ago led me to depict cells of the nervous system and left-right brain communication (I received a 'B' grade) before I ever heard about our craniosacral systems or somatic movement, and love working in mixed media, playing with ideas of juicy anatomy in movement and fractal patterns in nature, and in us.