del Meijer, MA, LMT
Body Centered Therapies
22 B W Micheltorena Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
off first appointment
del Meijer is a licensed massage therapist, and holds a M.A.
degree in Counseling and an M.A. degree in Spiritual Psychology.
Maryejo has been practicing since 1989. She has taught
many classes and workshops and has worked with thousands of private
clients, and resides in Santa Barbara, CA.
I offer in my practice:
• Deep Tissue
• Life Coaching
"I've had massages from many different
therapists, and Maryejo is by far one of the
best massage therapists in (or out of) town. She is also a
wonderful person who invests
a great deal of energy in healing and nurturing both the body
and the soul."
- Jane Stearns, Program Director, Girls Inc.
My approach is gentle and nurturing, yet powerful.
I believe in the innate ability of each of us to tap into our
inner wisdom. My work encourages clients to trust themselves.
I use the skills and therapies that I have mastered in my own
life through education and experience with thousands of clients.
My clients report after a session a general sense of feeling
balanced physically and emotionally, more attuned to themselves
and capable of handling life's challenges. My work is intuitive,
and spontaneous. Sessions vary from strictly massage when relaxation,
nurturing or pain relief is needed, to working with emotional
issues and life skill coaching. A combination of mind, body
and spiritual approaches are woven together uniquely for each
client. I use a holistic approach to well-being, viewing body,
mind and spirit as one. The body does not lie!
create a safe environment so my clients feel comfortable in
talking with me about their issues. I encourage clients to bring
forth their issues because in my experience people move easily
into a state of well being when all the levels are addressed.
fulfilling to be a catalyst for clients in releasing blocks
that have held them back from living a full, self expressed
life. Clients report experiencing a greater sense of well-being
and move toward fulfilling their dreams. In the work people
discover the core of an issue that may be related to pain or
stress in their bodies. Addressing the root of a problem, using
the Body therapy work helps people to release outlived patterns
and stagnant energy from their bodies. Through this transformative
process people have reported feeling balanced, uplifted, more
joyful and experiencing their true Self.
My Experience with Maryejo
first pregnancy was very traumatic to me. I lost one of my twin
babies at birth. I knew the chances of her survival were minimum
all through my pregnancy and there were many complications.
As a result, there was a lot of sadness, anger, love, hope,
fear and anxiety, all of them ranging inside of me.
I became pregnant again I was very lucky to have Maryejo beside
me to help me get in a place where I could let go of past loss,
fears, anxiety and sadness related to being pregnant again.
All of this through her kind touch, her guided meditation and
through key questions. Her services helped me connect with my
new baby, get in touch with her subtle ways of communicating
to me, allowed me to know her deeper, supported me in releasing
the fear of losing her and support my body and mind through
the wonderful journey of growing life inside of me.
also performed a blessing ceremony which created an invaluable
bond between my self an other supporting women that helped me
in the process, it prepared me for giving birth and strengthened
my spirit to welcome my baby into this world.
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del Meijer studied Metamorphosis for two years with Robert St.
John, its originator. Maryejo has been practicing the work for
over twenty five years. She has taught classes and workshops since
1984 and has worked with thousands of private clients. She is
also a licensed massage therapist, holds a M.A. degree in Counseling
and an M.A. degree in Spiritual Psychology. She resides in Santa
Barbara, CA. Maryejo has experienced Metamorphosis expansion in
her own life and says, " My whole outlook on life has changed
through the work;. I feel a greater sense of well-being, more
balanced in times of change and deeply connected to life..."
you feel 'stuck' in your life?
Do you want to be more self expressed?
Are you ready to break through limiting patterns in your life?
Relationship issues? Issues with making and keeping commitments?
Feeling out of place?
Come for a Metamorphosis Session!
the beginning both staff and students were very impressed with
Maryejo. She is a genuine, down
to earth, caring, lovely human being. Her attentiveness, sincerity
and warmth endear her to all who meet her. During the past seventeen
years, the Academy has had a fair number of guest instructors.
Maryejo by far stands out as one who is not only deeply respected
by all, but a teacher who students frequently ask to have return."
- Bill Flocco, Director of The American
Academy of Reflexology, Los Angeles, CA
wealth of information I took home from your class has served
my clients again and again. It's quite obvious that the effects
of Metamorphosis can be very quickly integrated within the recipient:
my experience during and after class as well as the response
of my clients has been the living proof a sometimes-skeptic
like me needed.
Metamorphosis has greatly enhanced my work by
illuminating a whole new approach to understanding the occurrences
in my life and the lives of my clients. It has added another
rich level of awareness to my reflexology techniques. I have
been fascinated by the work since your class, and am excited
to take your next class when it is offered in the fall."
- Lisa Hensell, Director of The Seattle School of Reflexology,
is a gentle type of touch that is applied to specific points
on the feet, hands and head. The focus is on reflex areas of
the spine, which correspond to the pre-natal time. The period
before birth is the formative time in which the body is shaped
and attitudes and patterns of our mental and emotional structure
are established. Stress which occurs at conception and in the
nine-month gestation period influences our life after birth.
The intention is to bring the prenatal time into focus in order
to release blocks and limiting patterns. Metamorphosis acts
as a catalyst to gently release and clear patterns in the body
which have been held by the client. The practitioner of Metamorphosis
is simply the catalyst; the client's natural inner intelligence
releases patterns and blocks in its own time. So Metamorphosis
as a process is subtle, yet powerful... powerful yet subtle.
Often the result is that an actual metamorphosis of our attitudes
towards ourselves and life takes place, which frees us from
the past and enables us to fulfill our potential. Not unlike
the caterpillar that "morphs" into a butterfly.
can benefit from learning Metamorphosis. It is also a wonderful
gift in the hands of body workers and Reflexologists. In a two-day
workshop, a useful working knowledge of Metamorphosis can be