Psychology Today
By Hara Estroff Marano, published on July 01, 2007 – last reviewed on May 11, 2009
“Making Sense of Your World: How your five senses put you on the path to wellness”

Kiambu Dickerson can feel your pain. Literally. Through his well-trained hands, the massage therapist can find where a body is harboring its hurts and gently persuade the tissue to let down its guard. A practitioner of orthopedic massage, which is both full-body and oriented to specific sites, he recognizes that a disturbance in one area can lead to systemic dysfunction. He can figure out a lot about a person just from massaging their muscles. “People often carry around with them old injuries both emotional and physical and they learn to live with them. They don’t realize it until you touch them, which can set off a powerful emotional release.” Before he approaches a client, he spends time centering himself. “I have to work with intention, never to ‘fix’ anyone or impose my ideas about how a person should function but to support the body in its natural inclination,” he says. Early in his career, Dickerson worked in a clinic for HIV-positive patients. “That was very powerful,” he reports, “as most had not been touched by anyone for a long time.” Now codirector of New York Orthopedic Massage, he says his work “is geared toward getting people into a better state of health.” More >

New York Magazine
By Kayleen Schaefer, published on January 15, 2015
“The Slouchproof Desk”

“Pulling in your neck to create a double chin is a good neck stretch. Do a few sets of ten. Women don’t like this one, but I tell them to do it when no one’s looking.” Podcast
published on October 17, 2014
“Podcast #11: Kiambu Dickerson Interview”