Scar tissue remediation, somatic sex education, and Tension and Trauma Release Exercises®
with pleasure activist and Certified Somatic Sex Educator, River Drosera.
Hi, I'm River, and I support queer, trans, non-binary folx, and women with scar tissue remediation after surgery, injury, illness, and trauma. I also assist folx with (re)connecting to their body's internal erotic and creative wisdom through somatic sex education practices, and Tension and Trauma Release Exercises®. I'm here to support you on your journey and to create a program that fits your individual needs and desires.
Please note that as of August 18, 2019 I am closing my in-person private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will still be offering online coaching sessions for those who are interested in TRE®, scar tissue care, and somatic sex education practices.
What is scar tissue remediation?
Scars can form from surgeries, injuries, infections, and trauma to the body. A scar can travel beyond the point of original wounding and can adhere to muscles and tendons pulling on the body affecting breathing, posture, sensation, and pleasure. In scar tissue remediation sessions I use massage techniques, castor oil, and boundary and consent practices to help the body feel safe to unwind and release scars and the places they adhere.
What is somatic sex education?
As an SSEA Certified Somatic Sex Educator and IASHS Certified Sexological Bodyworker, I support queer, trans, non-binary folx, and women with embodiment practices to cultivate and care for their most authentic erotic selves. Coaching can include breath work, consensual touch and massage, pelvic release work, scar tissue remediation, masturbation coaching, body awareness, boundary setting, and anatomy and physiology of the pleasure organs. I create a safe and non-judgmental container to assist you in exploring your desires, how to ask for what you want, and support you in (re) connecting to your body's sensations and pleasure. I help to uncover and support releasing acquired states of shame from inadequate sexual education, religious dogmas, and mixed cultural messages about sexuality.
What are Tension and Trauma Release Exercises® (TRE)?
Our bodies have a natural built-in shaking and vibrating reflex to help calm the nervous system and release stored tension after we experience overwhelming events and situations. Often this natural reflex is interrupted or suppressed, and we are unable to complete the discharge process. TRE® safely engages with this natural shaking reflex through seven simple and modifiable exercises that support the release of stress, tension, and trauma stored in the body's muscles and tissues.
about River Drosera
River is an SSEA Certified Somatic Sex Educator, IASHS Certified Sexological Bodyworker, and a Tension and Trauma Release Exercises® practitioner with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ohlone Territory. Their work is dedicated to supporting the re-integration of the erotic body after trauma with scar tissue remediation, body-centered practices, and the discharging of stuck emotions and tension held in the tissues of the body. River creates a non-judgmental and safe space for queer, trans, non-binary folx, and women to explore their boundaries, desires, and pleasure at their own pace.