When I was first introduced to massage in 2004, I discovered my fascination and passion for understanding the human body and its functions: it’s nothing short of miraculous - a network of systems working and flowing together in harmony and balance. I believe massage to be of great benefit in keeping these systems performing at their best.
Being a massage therapist gives me great satisfaction. I whole-heartedly love what I do and it shows in my work. I approach each session with respect, honesty, empathy, experience and professionalism. There are many different modalities or styles of massage that can be used, each designed to evoke specific results such as relaxation, pain reduction and ease of movement. The basic massage strokes are similar from style to style. The difference is the intention, depth of pressure and focus.
As an accomplished therapist, I have practical experience working with tension, chronic low back pain, sciatica, repetitive use injury and many other conditions. Myofascial Release, Cupping therapy and stretching are some of the techniques I use as a compliment to Massage with great results.
Your body depends upon movement to function; circulation to hydrate, nourish, oxygenate and expel. To put it simply, movement is life. Stress, overuse and injury inhibit movement both internally and externally, body and mind. Massage helps to keep you moving and feeling your best, and with ease of movement comes a better quality of life.
Good health is the result of a balanced life style. Proper sleep, nutrition, water, physical activity and a positive mental attitude are all essential to maintain this balance. Better choices start with an understanding of the body and what it needs to be healthy and to function naturally.
My experience has formed my professional perspective: Individualized, preventative care using an array of healing practices. Regular massage and bodywork can be a preemptive strike against chronic conditions. The way I see it, there are two basic choices we can make: the first choice is to incorporate massage into a healthy lifestyle; the second is to wait until you are experiencing pain before seeking treatment. Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
I invite you to consider regular massage and bodywork as part of your healthy lifestyle. I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your Journey.