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20 for fulfilling my request - Posted Sep 05

I'm looking to receive or trade therapeutic touch with someone who is sensitive to the subtle energies of the body. I am not trained in massage, and you don't have to be either. I'm more interested in receiving the benefits of bodywork affordably and building the skill of massage informally.

Reviews of Alex


Selena provided session of Personal Spirit Guide Channeling for Alex
May 08, 2019
Alex was wonderful to work with. Highly recommended!
Jen provided unit of Second-Set-of-Eyes Proofreading for Alex
Sep 08, 2018
Concise, direct, and easy to work with. Wishing Alex all the best with his website (and be sure to send me the link, would be happy to share with my n...etwork)! show more
Ioana received package of Photo Shoot / Headshots from Alex
Sep 07, 2018
It is always great to work with Alex.
Barbara received package of Photo Shoot / Headshots from Alex
Sep 05, 2018
Thanks for super photos and editing!
Barbara received package of Photo Shoot / Headshots from Alex
Sep 05, 2018
Alex is a gem to work with - flexible and prompt in delivering service. I got some great photos for my business. I'd love to work with him again.
Kim provided session of Financial Review for Millennials for Alex
Aug 17, 2018
Alex is super chill and seems well-rounded as a person. We had a comfortable conversation with good questions and interesting outcomes - I'm glad we g...ot to discuss investing and that you got some value from it!show more
Rashmi received package of Photo Shoot / Headshots from Alex
Jul 01, 2018
Alex's photo editing skills are superb along with a quick turnaround. It was the best photographer experience for me in all the events I have ever hos...ted. I would highly recommend. show more
Rashmi received package of Photo Shoot / Headshots from Alex
Jun 30, 2018
Alex is a great photographer! He is patient, friendly and detailed. I would recommend him to everyone in need of pictures.
Christina provided session of 45-min Clairvoyant Counseling for Alex
Jun 07, 2018
Alex is an amazing (and funny) soul. It was my pleasure to work with him.
Alexis provided unit of The Fountain 3 Cards Tarot Reading for Alex
Jun 04, 2018
Alex is very friendly and has almost the same name as me, which makes him automaticaly someone nice :-D More seriously, i wish him the best in his bus...iness projects. show more


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About Alex Garver

I am a human being with a big heart. I am a avid researcher of the human psyche and mysteries of the universe. I may never figure it out, but I enjoy being humbled and amazed by life and the universe.... I enjoy intimacy, physical touch, embodiment exercises, healing modalities, plant spirit medicine, and all things esoteric. I resonate with the archetype of the wounded healer. I remember sitting under a tree in college breathing in the pain of the world: so many wars, abused kids, and tragedies of all varieties. “What kind of world do we live in?” my heart cried. I had been inducted into this culture and adopted its norms, lest I fail or be punished— but at what cost? I felt isolated. I wanted to live with an open heart, but had unconsciously locked it down instead. I searched from tradition to teacher to training, hoping to find a new way of being. At first I searched the heavens, where they said happiness was. I meditated, hoping to find bliss. During my first seven-day meditation retreat, I cried tears of frustration because I couldn’t concentrate like I imagined that I should. Ironically (or not) the five minutes that were the most peaceful were also the most painful. While my mind was surprisingly calm, my back was burning with more pain than I’d ever tolerated. I allowed the pain, and then I felt more peaceful. I had found a key principle of healing, but did not yet understand it fully. After the retreat I had grown in wisdom, and had changed in some inarticulable way. I wanted more, and so I decided to prioritize meditation in my life. I remember sitting through a ten-day meditation retreat feeling such intense pain in my body that I would start to pass out. It was as if my subconscious was activating any defense mechanism it could, just to avoid the pain. I asked the teacher what to do. “Stay equanimous,” she said. There was no lesson taught about healthy posture, no physical exercise, no emotional processing, and no chats about how these meditation sits affected my greater life. Today I value an integrated approach to healing that addresses multiple levels because I know the unnecessary difficulties that come when working with only one. At one point I was living in a spiritually-oriented community which believed that greed, anger, and delusion caused the needless pain in our lives and in the world. There was a tendency to blame society and parts of ourselves, and separate from them as a result. The rules at this monastery were very rigid, and we were encouraged to cut off our natural impulses and emotions. Ultimately though, the force of life flowing through me, with all its flavors of sexual desire, anger, sadness, and joy, was far too powerful to be held back. Although I tended to suppress things at that time, that’s not what meditation is about. The gift of meditation is about staying present in the body, witnessing, and allowing. There is no need to judge or suppress what arises. It is as though we sit in a house and welcome each new thought or emotion. We ask, “And who has come for tea today?” Once I allowed energy to flow more freely in my body, instead of blocking it with judgment, I had to navigate the tricky territory of discerning when it was helpful and safe to express my emotions. Our culture is not exactly welcoming of our full range of feelings. When I received negative feedback from others or feared that I would, I would shut down and try to control my emotions. Like a pendulum going from one side to the other, it took some time to find my own balance point as I practiced allowing my feelings without having to suppress or express them. I learned that flexibility was key. Sometimes it made sense to suppress my emotions for a short time until I found a safe place to feel or express them. My religion flipped on its head: instead of trying to leave the Earth plane, I longed to become fully embodied. I was tired of being numb and alone. I wanted to feel and embrace both the pains and joys of being human. I wanted to unlock the core of my being, literally and metaphorically. It had been frozen by personal and collective fear for too long. Bringing loving awareness to each part of my body brought warmth that melted the armor of my heart. My ligaments and muscles loosened as the pain dissolved. As my physical structures regained flexibility, so was my emotional life rejuvenated. The bandwidth of my emotional experience broadened, and I was able to feel more deeply. show more

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Alex Garver is looking for:
  • Website Consulting
  • Web/Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Religion
  • Writing & Editing
  • Consulting & Coaching
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • New Age
  • Adventure
  • Counseling & Therapy
  • Healing Arts
  • Massage
  • Wellness
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • Yoga