As the former owner of The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (“IPSB”) in Beverly Hills, California, and the owner of Healing Touch Massage Therapy in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Cris Cotone is a master in integrating a variety of healing systems which best serve the needs of people in making physical changes in their bodies and in their lives. Cris has studied the various writings and practices of leading practitioners in the field of bodywork. Among those have been the work of Wilhelm Reich, Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Ken Dychtwald. After 35 years of applied practice and observation, Cris has become an expert in her work in the areas of Body Psychology, Pattern Release and Etheric Healing. Hundreds of people have found their lives changed by studying and working with Cris in one or more of these areas.
While in California, Cris worked as a physical therapist and then taught other physical therapists in that office the energy work she had developed. Additionally, starting in 1992, Cris was listed for four years in Who's Who of American Inventors for inventing an innovative, state-of-the-art table massager designed to relieve sciatica and neck pain. In Cris' own words,
While at IPSB, one of the subjects taught was Body Psychology. The first time I had a body “reading,” I was amazed at the insight of how connected our bodies are with our subconscious mind's beliefs. I never dreamed my body could tell my life's story. Body Psychology introduced me to myself; my body was the “Informant” of my life.
I wondered how this could be possible. How could my body be so expressive of my inner self? How could my life's history be seen in the way my muscles were shaped? Fixed muscular patterns in the body are central to a person's way of being in the world. The body says things about one's emotional history and deepest feelings, character and personality. The staggering of a drunk and the light graceful walk of a dancer tells who they are in their movement through life.
The more I learned, I questioned whether the body created the mind or the mind created the body? This was a personal transformation and changed my life. After 35 years I became an expert by exploring, observing, and teaching “Interpreting Body Psychology.”
Cris lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her cat, Spot.