I am a child of the Omniverse
Thank you to the countless beings, both seen and unseen, who have given me life and granted me passage.
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I provide in-office and in-home appointments. Additional travel fees may apply for in-home massage therapy services. To protect my safety, I will provide in-home Somatic services to males only if they are accompanied by family during the time of service. I do not provide massage therapy services to males in their homes. In-office services are given by appointment only in the lovely downtown "Triveda Wellness" located near the Mellow Mushroom.
Pictured: My three-year-old child and myself in Palenque, Mexico
A little bit about me:
My preferred name is Solairah, but my legal name is Rebecca Joy Playfair. I entered the massage and bodywork profession over 21 years ago but left the field in 2009 so that I could work as a contract Physical Therapist Assistant in Home Health and Skilled Nursing Facilities. In 2019 I re-entered the massage profession and began training in the body-based form of healing developed by Dr. Peter Levine known as “Somatic Experiencing® (SE™).” I have taken two years of SE™ trainings with the Somatic Experiencing Institute. I am now a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NC License #04473) who specializes as a Somatic Practitioner or Somatic Bodyworker.
About Me. A more detailed bio.
The parents who raised me (father and stepmother) were both born and reared in Nigeria as children of missionaries. My father later went to live on a Kibbutz in Israel, learned and taught Hebrew, and studied theology. He spent his life working in social services for those with head and spinal cord injuries. My stepmother spent her life working as an elementary school special needs teacher in an all-black school in Fairfield County, S.C. My step-father works in hospital administration and my mother worked as an addiction and recovery counselor.
I was raised with my brother on Turtle Island in what is currently called Columbia, S.C. as an Israelite. In childhood, I attended Baptist and Evangelical churches as well as Conservative and Orthodox Jewish Synagogues. When I was twelve, I began exploring spirituality in all its forms. For much of my life, I struggled immensely with self-destructive patterns stemming from systems of trauma. The depth of suffering once experienced from frequent bouts with anxiety and depression no longer haunts me, but that's not to say, I'm "healed." I don't believe that anyone can fully heal until All Children Everywhere have quality basic needs met, and we are living in symbiosis with our ecosystems. I now use my life experience to inspire my work in Community Trauma Healing.
I recognize that there was a significant amount of white privilege involved throughout my life that helped me to do things like access trauma healing resources. I am committed to being an anti-racist who works toward dismantling white supremacy and colonizing practices or beliefs to the best of my ability. This includes but is not limited to the following: speaking up when racism is evident and rooting out any subconscious racist or ableist beliefs that have been programmed into my mind, developing relationships with ecosystems, seeking to understand and practice sustainable solutions, and speaking out against systems of trauma.
After many years of traveling and working in a variety of settings (spas, outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing facilities) and locations (North and South Carolina, Virginia, California, Oregon, Hawaii), I am rooting back down into the southeast with my son in the Asheville, N.C area. As a Somatic Practioner and World-Bridger, I do my best to encourage healthy relationships with everyone I meet, and weave love between differences.