The BodyAlive! Center is an educational, hands-on health resource in Port Townsend, WA.

305 49th Street/North Beach
(360) 385-5822

Results You'll Use Every Minute, Every Day
for the
Rest of Your Life.


Amazing sleep, inspired dreaming ... It's the season to dream on to new possibilities.

Structural Integration techniques have positive and immediate effects on poor nighttime breathing that interrupts our health. BodyAlive! Center can help nighttime breathing issues, insomnia, and the root causes of sleep apnea symptoms. Dreams and big, huge, deep sleep are powerful healers and inspire the BodyAlive!

Interrupted sleep's core issues are rooted in breathing and posture. You are invited to learn how specific structural bodywork restores your sleep.
Read ...
Deconstructing Obstructive Sleep Apnea


What about
Belly Breathing? 

Surprisingly, not all breathing is good breathing that supports mental and physical health. Learn more about proper DAYTIME and NIGHTTIME breathing in the articles section.




What about

Recipes For You?

BodyAlive! offers recipes and step-by-step coaching on the raw, living foods diet. Hands-on, experiential instruction with no-heat, no-worries "cooking" for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

  • Green Dream: an Alkalizing Morning Drink
  • Chocolate Almond Brownies!

... and much, much more!

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    The greatest pleasure is helping others be more successful — in my case, a client's quality of living can improve very quickly through embodiment and new body-use skills.

    If you have not yet experienced the structural bodywork offered at BodyAlive!, it may be helpful to read the experiences of others. It is important that potential clients hear from people about the value of my work and the value of the BodyAlive! Center.

    The quality and effectiveness (and therefore the value) of bodywork varies from practitioner to practitioner. Each of my sessions are highly tailored to each individual and only a client's words can share the experience accurately. We are all unique bodies living a unique experience.

    Some testimonials are straightforward or candid and personal.

    Some testimonials are client-approved case studies detailing what happened for a client during BodyAlive! bodywork -- before, during and after the session(s).


    Testimonials~for all of Aric's types of SOMA Bodywork

    "'I'm in no pain at all.' That's the first time I can say that in years. Since the series with you, I still haven't had a massage, and I was addicted to those just to be able to stand up straight and walk before SOMA!"

    ~(SOMA Series client)

    "First off, i just want to say thanks for all the work you've done so far and, as I have said, I'm feeling better after every visit. As for thoughts on treatment, evaluations, etc. ... the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our work together is that you have a very thoughtful, thorough and deliberate approach when assessing the patient and their concerns. You endeavor to understand what your patient is feeling about the issues that have brought them to you. I feel that you have a deep, genuine concern for my well-being, and that you are not afraid to suggest potentially difficult ideas that may be related — and require more of a mind/body/spirit healing rather than purely physical. I have had professional massage therapy for many years from several providers, and you have been very good at listening to me, communicating and addressing my concerns. I have been extremely happy with your work and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you again."

    ~ (Apnea/breathing treatment client)

    "Aric truly listens to me and my body. Together we are making terrific headway on teaching my body new patterns and getting rid of the old. Post-car accident the fall of 2008, I’ve had significant discomfort and pain on the right side of my body. At the request of my chiropractor, Melissa Carlson, I made my first appointment with Aric. During my sessions with Aric, he has listened and together we fine-tuned our plan of healing. In the last two sessions, I found I’m actually able to take a full length stride with my right leg without cramping and pain. This is a really big step in the right direction, as I love to walk and need to keep up with my active grandchildren. In addition, there is less pain when I’m driving as part of my work. I highly recommend Aric and his Soma Massage techniques to anyone who is suffering from tightness, pain, aching or burning."

    ~(SOMA Series client, auto accident injury)

    "I had a sample treatment from Aric. I then arranged an appointment. He managed to correct a foot problem that had been bothering me for years. The problem evidently was in my knee! I was impressed, so I took my mother to see him. She also had a foot problem that had her using a cane for the last few years. Aric found the problem in her hip. She threw away the cane. Aric is expensive. He uses a lot of the time just interviewing, but when he makes his move he knows what to do to help your body. I have recommend Aric to many people."

    ~(SOMA treatment work client)

    "For me, working with Aric is a collaborative process where both of us follow and monitor holding patterns and potential paths to release. Back and forth, by word, body response, breath, insight of the moment -- the information gives Aric the feedback for release. In my body, I have often felt like a great bird, flying endlessly over oceans, weary and quite thoroughly tired. Bodywork with Aric has given me land, a place to rest into the deeper stability that allows rest.

    ~(SOMA treatment work client)

    "Soma work was a new experience for me. I somewhat reluctantly went to my appointment expecting a painful deep-tissue treatment. Instead, I left the session pain-free and found the entire process to be comfortable and quite remarkable. Aric has the ability to question, listen, assess and then use that information to manipulate fascia and muscles. In 15 minutes of bodywork, a hip that had a high level of pain was pain-free and remains pain-free. I'm hooked on the Soma Integration method, and look forward to further treatments from Aric."

    ~Suzy Carroll, Uptown Nutrition (SOMA treatment work client)

    "The session was great. I feel fabulous. You made some great discoveries and I haven't felt that in a long time. Thank you."

    ~(SOMA treatment session client)

    "I wanted to follow up and give you some awesome feedback on the work you did for me with my ankle issue last week. Not only was it a fun time, but you did me a world of good and you know I am absolutely astonished but basically it cleared the pain right up almost immediately. After 24 hours, the tension had all pretty much dissipated. I just did a martial arts workshop over the weekend that included a fair amount of kickboxing, and no problems at all with lots and lots of repeated heavy kicking; so I am in your debt. And I am thinking I want to set up another session sometime just to finish off the job, but I think it is 95% done. My leg feels a lot better and you rock!"

    ~(Advanced work, post-SOMA series client)

    “After years of intermittent bouts of increasingly severe lower-back pain, I went to Aric, skeptical but hopeful. When he changed the muscle patterns in my legs, my back responded immediately. But more than just (dramatically!) address my back issues, the "work" caused me to change the way I breathed and walked. I feel tremendously comforted by the gifts I gave my body.”

    ~J.W., Designer (SOMA Series client)

    “After a rough journey on an ancient bus traveling over the Andes from Chile to Argentina, I disembarked feeling 'together,' with no aches and pains while my fellow travelers complained stiffness and aches. I thanked Aric all the way from the ends of the earth for helping me prepare for my trip with SOMA treatment work.”

    ~ Haas Mroue, co-author of Frommer’s Argentina & Chile and Frommer’s South America (SOMA Series client)

    "Aric and the Soma Series caught me by surprise with the depths we touched and the healing that continues to unfold from our work. I found myself, or maybe it was my body, remembering long forgotten moments. Visiting those memories of sadness, anger and grief from the past and feeling their presence within my body allowed a deeper layer of letting go, and brought a new alignment based on ease, rather than contraction. For me, it was a great exploration of mind, body, psyche and the power of breath to bridge these realms, and heal.“

    ~(Soma Series client)

    “My quality of life has been enhanced on a far greater scale than I can describe. The benefits are both tangible and intangible. I know my attitude toward everything has improved since beginning my sessions with Aric.”

    ~(SOMA Series client)

    Read more about BodyAlive! services:

    SOMA Series
    The SOMA Series of Structural Integration

    The SOMA massage for beginning and maintaining structural integration

    Injury Treatment
    The SOMA technique library applied to a recent injury

    SoundSleep Breathwork
    The SOMA technique library specifically applied to treat breath-pattern disorders
    sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, shallow breathing, chest breathing

    Raw and Live-Food Consultations
    Twenty years of enthusiastically enjoying mostly uncooked foods