Brittiney George is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, Infant Massage Educator, and Pilates Instructor.
A former native of Michigan, I moved to Pennsylvania in 1999 and embarked an 11 year career as a corporate manger and trainer in the financial services industry, while also working with individual clients at a local Pilates studio. In 2012, I transitioned from the corporate world into a private practice focused on Rubenfeld Synergy and Infant Massage Education.
Why is the Body Mind Connection So Important?
Your body is your vehicle in this life. It has been with you since birth. The make and model may change over the years, but it was, is, and will remain all yours. Trade-ins are not an option. One body. One life. Why not make it the best one possible by listening to the wisdom of your body?
The stability and safety of the body begins with the ground we stand on. It’s in our language: we speak of being “on solid ground,” being grounded in something, feeling on “shaky ground,” or having the ground “pulled out from under us.” Sometimes we “stand firm;” sometimes we’re “pushovers.” We want to know “where we stand,” “what you stand for,” and when to “take a stand.” Feeling the ground beneath our feet helps us when we want to connect to a person or an idea: to “under-stand.” It can also help us feel centered, connected and confident.
—Written by Kamela Dolinova, Certified Rubenfeld Synergist for Nov 2012 Rubenfeld Community Newsletter
The Passionate Foundation of My Work
I have always been fascinated by the bodymind connection and the power touch can have in healing. I love that the intention of this practice is to listen to the body instead of just trying to “fix” it. By engaging the client as an active participant in the session, the client is able to connect the physical and emotional imprint that memories, beliefs, and life circumstances have in their system and how they maybe be affecting their health, driving their decisions, and dictating how they move. It is the ultimate bodymind connection!
I am especially passionate about working with highly sensitive/intuitive women and athletic women who have been sidelined by chronic pain or injuries to help them to:
- Befriend their bodies again
- Find their authentic voice.
- Feel empowered by their ability to feel deeply
- Recognize pain can be an ally and a powerful partner in healing.
Infant Massage Education
There are so many “shoulds” swirling around new parents that can create a lot of anxiety and challenge their ability to listen to their natural parenting instincts. What I love about this series is that it goesbeyond teaching strokes. First and foremost it is about bonding and communication between parent and baby. It is about deepening the bonds between parent and baby while creating a community of support for the parent. We celebrate and explore in class all the different emotions this new relationship and being a new parent can evoke.
Everybody and every body deserves to move. Pain, embarrassment, fear, fatigue- all can get in the way of our ability to explore movement. I’m excited to utilize the knowledge acquired during my physical therapy internships and 11 years as a Pilates instructor, to create a class that is safe and exploratory for all body types and all physical conditions.
» Learn more about the Rest, Restore and Move Class
What is Rubenfeld Synergy?
Rubenfeld was developed in 1967 as an alternative bodymind healing approach. It combines touch and talk together while the client is lying fully clothed on a synergists table. Why….to help you recognize that change is possible when you listen to the wonderful wisdom of your body.
For additional information, got to www.rubenfeldsynergy.com.
What are some additional benefits of infant massage?
- Stimulation: Stimulates circulation, digestion, respiration, immune system, nervous system, and language.
- Relaxation: Relaxing for parents and babies by helping to release stress. It produces calming hormones, and helps to regulate sleep patterns. Babies who are massaged may sleep deeper and longer.
- Relief: Can help to relieve colic, constipation, and gas by improving elimination. Also can be beneficial in relieving pains related to teething and growing.
- Interaction: Helps babies spend more time active and alert for learning and increases bonding and attachments to their parents.
- Certified Rubenfeld Synergist (Levels I, II, & III)
- Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA
- Certified Pilates Instructor through PhysicalMind Institute in New York, NY
- Certified Pilates Instructor for Breast Cancer Survivors through Pink Ribbon Program
- Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Hillsdale College in Michigan
Brittiney’s accepting and grounded presence made me feel at ease, especially in trying Rubenfeld which was new to me. I really appreciated her efforts and kind intentions in assisting me in my healing process.
This experience added the exclamation point to the messages I was already sensing with my body, but not always honoring. Noticing the patterns of those feelings gave them more validation, prompting me to take action for improvement. An unexpected surprise!
What stood out for me was learning to rethink, in a positive way, about my body. Paying attention, acknowledging…and truly listening to signals and messages from my body helped me feel more balanced in my mind, spirit, and body.
While seemingly very simple, this is a powerful and non-threating way to access insights that can be important in healing. Brittiney has a gentle touch and intuitive wisdom that has helped me to uncover issues for further thought and exploration.
Infant Massage Education Series
The gas and colic strokes worked so well and offered great relief. I feel more confident in my relationship with my baby. This class was a gift. I learned so much more than I thought I would.
— Chris Armstrong, dad to 8 month old
By week 5 my baby was calmer and open to touch. I already feel so close to him, but this was a great way to continue exploring our relationship.
— Ali, mother to 9 week old
This class was a true gift. We enjoyed every moment. It truly exceeded my expectations. Brittiney and Shannon created the ideal, cozy, welcoming environment. I learned so much more than I ever thought I would.
— Jen M., mom to 5 month old
Brittiney, Thank you so much for sharing the gift of infant massage with me and my son! I have loved every minute of your class. You are not only informative, but your kindness and love for what you do shines through. I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a wonderful class! Moving forward I plan to take what I have learned and continue to use it daily as part of our nighttime routine. I feel like infant massage has allowed me to gain such a strong bond with my son & I have taught my husband too!!
— M.M., mom to 3 month old
Rest, Restore, & Move Class
Brittiney was such a great teacher. I felt welcomed and safe and that I didn’t have to know “WHAT” I was doing. I am so glad that I decided to get out of the car.
— New student
Excellent class. Brittiney is an excellent instructor-very supportive. I learned a lot about Pilates and am looking forward to more.