About Benjamin Bruckman, LMT
Ben’s approach is informed by the classical Chinese perspective that disease stems from the obstruction of flow in the body, and that health emerges as natural flow is restored. He studied integrative massage at the Asheville School of Massage & Yoga, apprenticed in trigger point and myofascial therapy with Cat Matlock, and apprenticed with Andrew Nugent-Head at a bustling Chinese medicine clinic. He is currently pursuing certification in a two-year somatic therapy course and a three-year program in clinical Chinese herbalism. He practices taiji and qi gong daily (most days).
His treatments are both deeply intuitive and grounded in rigorous clinical experience. He specializes in treating acute and chronic pain, and he loves that moment where somebody comes in unable to move her neck, or lift his arm, and then leaves astonished to be pain-free. These sessions can be quite intensive and involve a lot of interaction and movement. He also enjoys providing subtle treatments that drop the mind into stillness and reset the nervous system. In each session he strives to move beyond any particular technique or protocol to find the place where both the “healer” and the “healed” are listening attentively to where healing is ready to occur.
Ben has done his share of journeying through inner and outer worlds, including living in Vedic ashrams in India, serving in the military Special Ops, and obtaining a M.S. in Non-Profit Leadership from Penn. As he deepens his connection to the healing arts he envisions community centers that make wellness practices radically accessible to all kinds of people. He can often be found biking around the city, wishing he was surfing, and making too much food to share with others.
Schedule for Benjamin Bruckman, LMT, at Mind-Body Acupuncture:
Fridays 11am- 7pm