A Rare Opportunity with some Strangers
A couple of weekends ago, a good friend from Greencastle, IN, the town in which I previously lived, called to ask a favor. This seemed to be an unusual, or, unexpected (maybe a better word choice:) request at first, but I’m a believer in that all things happen for a reason.
My friend asked if I would be able to come to a recording studio in Greenwood (a town nearby) later in the day and do some bodywork or chair massages on the Members of the band that her boyfriend is in. “Lexi Len and the Strangers”! They were in town recording a new album and had been at it for many hours.
Thanks to Ryan Koch for allowing me to come into your cool recording studio to do some Voila work on the band!
I didn’t know a thing about this group. They WERE Strangers. When I left, they were NOT strangers. I had made some cool and talented new friends:)
When I arrived, The Band had been practicing and recording ALL day and were feeling the tension and fatigue!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything”
I took my massage chair, however…I had something better in mind. I was hopeful that the group would be open in allowing me to do some Voila work with them. This was the perfect time to put The Voila Method of Structural joint balancing to the test.
By this, I don’t mean testing in it’s effectiveness. I KNOW it works and that it would give them some relief, if not more. It was more about introducing an unfamiliar modality to a group of exhausted strangers.
Side note: I’ve worked on several musicians throughout my career, and I know how hard it can be on their bodies. This is yet another reason I was happy to be able to work with this group! What a Great idea Susan! (my friend)
The Voila Method was Well received. This band was perfect! They were very welcoming, open to my work, and didn’t ask me a hundred questions on what I was doing, why, how it worked, why I chose not to do the chair massage instead, etc. They were grateful and just let me do my thing.
I was able to work on the talented Lexi Len first. This young lady has some talent! Her voice and singing brought me back to my earlier years in life when I lived in Southeastern KY. I grew up listening to country and bluegrass music. I was even a clogger:)
Lexi Len was on a short break and there wasn’t much room, but….this is just another advantage of the Voila Method….this assessment and correction protocol is quick and can be done ANYWHERE! Standing, sitting, laying down, and positional assessments and corrections, make this modality super accommodating. (Thank you Joel Crandall for creating and teaching Voila!)
I was able to do some Voila work on a few of the band members, and it was so fun for me to have the opportunity. I just wish we would have had more time.
Click Here for some of “Lexi Len and the Strangers” songs! I’m in the pic below after they had been playing for HOURS at the Studio!
Lexi began playing shows at 8 years old when she would step up at her Daddy’s shows and proceed to break hearts in the house.
Now, she picks with an outfit of Bloomington, Indiana’s finest seasoned musicians. Mark Minnick locks down the drums and Ryan Payton rocks the bass. Jason Payton pulls big tones from his guitars and the sound is rounded out by Matt Lundquist on pedal steel.
This was a fun night! Thanks to my friend for asking me to do this, to the band and studio director Ryan Koch, for being so welcoming, and…. for some awesome music! I enjoyed every bit of it! A healing experience for the healer…….
Book this Band for a party, event, or whatever! You will be sure to get some music from the soul. For Mind, Body, and Spirit!