My name is Charles Eckhart. I am a structural integrator, and practitioner of advanced soft tissue techniques and movement awareness. I work with people who want to improve their functioning and awareness of their bodies. I often work with people in pain, or who describe themselves as "tight", "off kilter", "mis aligned", or having "poor posture". I also work with people who are seeking a process that can help them reclaim their bodies, and move with more ease and grace. I also work with athletes and performers of many varieties who are seeking structural integration to improve their performance.
I am a board certified (NCBTMB #528028-07) massage therapist and am state certified (California State # 838) with over 850 hours of training. I have a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in structural integration, and movement education. I work with people who are in pain due to injury, stress, and postural issues. I also work on athletes and pregnant women.
In 2006 I received my training certificate in massage therapy from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies (ASIS). Since 2006, I have been a student of structural integration, beginning my study by training with Tom Myers in his Anatomy Trains and Body3 series, and numerous other structural integration courses with Layna Cirelli and Peter Ehlers. Since 2012, I have worked in mentorship with Mary Bond, a preeminent writer and practitioner of somatic movement, and former chair of the Rolf Institute's Movement Department. I also train in Franklin Method and Pilates to apply movement techniques to my sessions.
I also hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My PhD included education in neuroscience and phenomenology, two fields of study I draw on in my somatic practice. I do not offer services blending bodywork and psychotherapy as it is a violation of my state bodywork license and ethics as a Psychological Assistant, but I do maintain two separate practices, one in bodywork, and one in psychotherapy.