WOUND UP.  Stressed out.  Overwhelmed. Anxious. powerless.

All too common words used to describe how we feel on a daily basis… It’s true…life is stressful.

But inside our bodies is a natural recovery response that unwinds tension, restores balance and reboots our resilience.

Whether you are negotiating everyday life stress or traumatic stress, Nervous System RESET is an educational and somatic skills-based, wellness model that teaches you how to manage and mitigate the effects of stress in your body and in your life.

Nervous System RESET:
A gentle, effective approach to rebalancing and regulating the nervous system and promoting greater overall health and wellness.
Let Go of Stress
Our nervous systems are designed to ebb and flow like the pulsing tides. They are also designed to settle and regulate by discharging accumulated stress patterns through a gentle, restorative myofascial release process.
Learn how to release chronic muscular holding patterns locked deep in the body.
Cultivate Internal Safety and Find Your Center
Re-establish your personal grounding and resilience by developing an embodied sense of internal safety.
Restore Balance
A well-regulated nervous system leads to a quieter mind and a clearer outlook on life.
Rediscover Flow
Nervous System RESET helps us reconnect with our bodies in a new way, experiencing them as empowered, intelligent, and pulsating with life.

Programs and Trainings

Nervous System RESET can be learned in individual sessions with Jessica or through group classes.  For more information on programs for the general public and trainings for professionals, please visit the Programs page.


The key to better health and quality of life lies in the nervous system

Our nervous system is the deepest core of our being.  It dictates how we feel in our bodies, the clarity of our thoughts, the quality of our relationships.  When it is in balance and functioning optimally, we flow with the ups and downs of life.  We are resilient.

But when the nervous system is taxed, everything can feel off.  And that is what happens when we are managing the ongoing, chronic stress of life.  Financial challenges, relationship dynamics, parenting duties…all of the balls that we juggle can make life feel overwhelming at times.  And stress patterns build up in our bodies.

Most of us do not realize that our nervous system is dialoguing with us every minute of every day, trying to alert us to its level of activation.  We can learn how to speak directly with our nervous systems and more importantly, how to change the dialogue from one of distress and dysregulation to one of greater ease, balance and flow.

Nervous System RESET teaches you how to be in empowered dialogue with your nervous system and to cultivate a felt sense of safety in your body.  At the heart of this model is the restorative tremor, a gentle, vibratory, muscular discharge that allows accumulated stress patterns to release from the body and which is taught as a regulation tool to help your nervous system reset from chronic stress and/or past trauma.

For more information on how Nervous System RESET is designed to work, please click here.  Or visit the Programs/Trainings page for a listing of our programs and offerings.

Nervous System RESET,

an Introduction with Jessica Schaffer

What people are saying…

  • Since my first session, I feel calmer, sleep better, and am more able to be present in the moment. My emotional eating and background anxiety have evaporated. I wish everybody could acquire this natural, relaxing technique for releasing tension! --Barbara S.

  • For the first time I can remember, I have found refuge in my own body. It feels so enjoyable that it is easy to incorporate it into my busy life. I feel grateful with the subtle profound results, my body now knows ease. -- J.Corriere

  • When I came to Jessica, I had suffered from several years of severe low back tension with nerve involvement that only seemed to worsen with most types of therapy.  The extraordinary release that I experienced was the final step to feeling 100%.  My chiropractor was also astounded by the physical elongation and movement in my spine.  I am more comfortable in my body than I have been in years! --Dana

  • I have Mastocytosis, which has caused me to suffer migraines, head-aches, bone pain, and intestinal  problems for over 50 years.  Gradually, my physical ailments are going away.  As a bonus, I have been slowly losing weight. --L.C.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Nervous System RESET has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration or the American Medical Association.  This technique is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.  Results may vary between individuals.  There are no guarantees, expressed, or implied.