"I had a Breema session with Soizig, and I loved it. Soizig is gentle and soft, and I could feel her nurturing energy flowing from her hands and fingers to my body. I felt completely relaxed such that I fell asleep for a short time 3 times during the session. At the end of the session, I felt rejuvenated, my mind clear, quiet and grounded, my body balanced and centered. Soizig is outstanding! I strongly recommend her."
"We chose Soizig to be our birth doula for our first daughter Zoe, and I cannot sing enough praises! When I first met her, I instantly felt a connection, felt at ease, and knew she was the one I wanted assisting the birth. Soizig's energy is positive with a smile that lights up any room. She is extremely caring, empathic, generous with her time, has a calming, very nurturing, grounding presence, and helped keep me "in the zone" during labor while I was hypnobirthing. She was a supportive presence in the room and she seemed to know all the right things to say when I needed to hear them: encouraging me to listen to my body and let my body guide me, encouraging freedom to experiment with different positions and what felt productive to me, provided valuable suggestions based on my birth plan when I was too exhausted to think about what to do next... her support led me to feeling respected, taken care of, in charge, and safe. Soizig went above and beyond.
Thank you for guiding us through this journey, we are really grateful to have experienced your love and support." ~Evelyn, San Francisco
"Soizig was our birth doula for our first baby girl born at the hospital, and I am wholeheartedly recommending her services! Her knowledge, passion and professionalism throughout the entire journey were invaluable. She carefully prepared us for the birth by sharing extensive resources on a variety of topics.. During the birth, her encouragements, energy and patience were incredible, and carried me and my partner successfully through the long delivery which would have most likely had a different outcome without her presence. It was also great to have her help and thoughtful guidance post-partum. Thank you Soizig for accompanying us, I learned so much throughout this journey and I'm so grateful to have gone through it with you!" ~Coline G., San Francisco
"Totally recommend Soizig for any service she offers now or may offer in the future! My TRE and Breema sessions were so lovely and nurturing. She is expert at creating a safe container to learn and release tension and old emotion. I particularly love her focus on sharing self-care tools so that you can tend to yourself after and in between sessions -- she really is passionate about helping people to care for themselves! Her talent and devotion to this work is clear, and I hope you'll get to experience it for yourself!"
~Emily Martin Fadrhonc, Doula, Brisbane
"From the start, Soizig was a grounding force in our choice to have the most natural childbirth process possible. She coached us through the birth plan, and visited with us with the right frequency and energy leading up to our delivery. Her focus on both myself (the birth partner) and the birthing mother helped us stay centered and strong throughout a long labor. Although our plan required some intervention, she was calm and nurturing as we made our decision together after careful deliberation. She stuck with us, encouraged us, and supported us both. We also learned some TRE® techniques which will help us throughout our lives. Choose Soizig if you need to learn, stay grounded, and be physically supported before, during, and after delivery. Our baby is happy and healthy, come into the world in the usual way thanks to her caring presence."
~Dom, San Francisco
"Having Soizig present leading up to and during the birth of my daughter Savannah was wonderful. She helped my wife and I get organized and comfortable with our plans for labor and delivery. She brought a lot more experience with the birth process to the table than either of us first time parents. As a result, she brought up things that we had not thought of and gave us a lot of tips for laboring at home. These came in big during the 17 hours of labor that my wife went through before going to the hospital. Having Soizig present in the delivery room also went a long way putting me at ease with everything. She brought a calming presence into what was a tense and stressful situation. Thanks again for all of your help and support!"
~Alex Diehl, San Francisco
"Soizig's energy is so lovely. She is a natural born healer, you can feel that. She creates a very relaxing and wonderful atmosphere with her presence and care. She also has the most healing hands! You feel it immediately when she starts working with you. I had had a very hard day earlier and after our Breema session, I felt so relaxed, rejuvenated and happy. I HIGHLY recommend working with Soizig."
~Atosa B., Yoga Instructor, San Francisco
"Receiving a Breema Bodywork treatment from Soizig was absolutely Divine! Her touch is gentle yet firm and I felt a sense of support and trust immediately. As a fellow bodyworker, I can say this woman is a true Healer and her energy is grounded and fully present. I felt held and nurtured throughout the session. I also welcomed the Self-Breema instruction and would recommend Soizig to anyone who wishes to feel nourished at a deep level. Thank you!"
~Claudia C., Bodyworker, San Francisco
"Thank you so much for your self-care support, Soizig. It has been invaluable to me. You are always thinking, always mindful, always helping. I appreciate you SO MUCH!!"
~Jennie A., Court Reporter
"I had an unreal experience working with Soizig... Soizig took the time out to explain, clearly, what I could expect from our hour session. She laid out the basic principles of her practice, and gave me some very helpful suggestions for how I should approach the work. At the end of our session, I felt incredible. To start, I was relaxed to a degree that I had not felt in months. Though I had a long day of work ahead of me, I was comfortable knowing that I would be able to take it step-by-step, task-by-task, thanks to Soizig. Quite simply, I felt re-connected to myself in a way that I hadn't, perhaps ever. I highly recommend working with Soizig, without qualification. She is a professional, honest, and welcoming. It really was a delightful experience."
~Michael C., Attorney, San Francisco
"I didn't think bodywork with no agenda to fix or repair would have any measurable effects. I was wrong. My Breema session with Soizig has had a powerfully profound impact on not only my body but also my mind and spirit. The experience was safe, supporting, and opened me up to seeing things that were inside but had been hidden because of inner judgments and negativity. Thank you, Soizig! This experience has been life-changing!!!"
~Troy C., Martial Arts Instructor, San Francisco
"My wife and I hired Soizig’s services as a doula, for pre-natal preparation, birth accompaniment and post-natal visits. I initially thought it would be difficult to welcome an unknown person for such an intimate event of our couple’s life, but with Soizig it was obvious and very spontaneous from the start. She made it really easy by listening to all our needs, questions, worries, and always found just the right place where to stand to support us or make herself invisible if needed. During the preparation she had so many great suggestions about the birth plan, and greatly facilitated communication between the two of us, which really helped us getting psychologically ready and strong for the birth itself. In the delivery room, it was fantastic to have Soizig around, as she helped with counterpressure during contractions for my wife, gave us shoulder massages (the stress builds up and the massage really helps!!!), kept an eye out for me if I was getting tired... all of this leading to an amazing delivery experience. Overall Soizig was very generous with her time and knowledge (try TRE!), always punctual, full of positive energy. I really felt like she was dedicated to making the birth experience as amazing as possible for us. I absolutely recommend her as a doula!"
"I would absolutely recommend this lovely lady and her work. I felt so grounded and peaceful after the session. And was surprised by the depth of relaxation this work brought about. I will make a Breema session a part of my regular self care."
~Kate Thompson, Certified Massage Therapist, San Francisco
"I had 2 Breema sessions with Soizig in my home, and both were delicious. Soizig has powerful tenderness which she brings to her work, allowing me to sink into the experience of the practice and my body to unwind naturally. As a holistic healer myself, this work with Soizig is a beautiful support to healing on multiple levels."
~Nick Venegoni, MFT & Certified Hypnotherapist, San Francisco
"My session with Soizig was wonderful. The gentle movements were incredibly nurturing and grounding, and left me with a sense of profound well-being. I felt a complete trust in Soizig and enveloped by her caring energy and by our interaction. This was my first experience with Breema, and it will certainly not be my last."
~Jennie T., San Francisco
"I had a Breema session with Soizig yesterday and I was surprised at how therapeutic and restorative it was! Soizig put me instantly at ease and her presence seemed to envelop me in a warm cocoon of healing and safety. At moments during the session, I found that even subtle movements or applications of pressure resulted in a deeply freeing release. Afterwards, I felt sweetly cared for and grounded in my body. Especially recommended for exhaustion, trauma, seniors, and for anyone at any time inhabiting a body!"
~L.K., Hypnotherapist, Oakland
"Soizig and Breema are a beautiful combination. I asked Soizig to tell me what she was doing and each step of the way she carefully and respectfully made me feel safe. Sometimes a simple touch released something that I did not even realize that I was holding. I felt an enormous energy in parts of my body. A different kind of bodywork that felt good and left me in a state of joy."
~R.I., Yoga Instructor, San Francisco Bay Area
"Soizig is amazing! She's soft and gentle yet also the perfect amount of firm. Before Soizig, I did not know what Breema was. I'm grateful that she opened the door to this new form of bodywork and consciousness... Given most of our busy lives and constant plug in to technology, incorporating Breema into your life is a great way to find balance and harmony. I would not hesitate to recommend Soizig!"
~Michelle Roberts, Attorney, San Francisco
"Soizig did such a beautiful job... I truly felt relaxed and taken care of... I very much appreciated the whole session, and really loved that she made time to connect at the beginning and end."
~Sarah Weidman, Yoga Instructor, San Francisco