Like most people drawn to the professions of helping and healing, I want to serve and positively affect the lives of those I touch. I believe in a holistic approach to health that starts with self care. I am absolutely inspired when I see women taking care of themselves, feeling great and aging beautifully. Many of them are my clients, and they know that massage therapy can be a powerful tool for good health.
Twenty years as a massage therapist is considered a long career, the average is six. For many, working in a continuously quiet environment that requires intense concentration leads to burn out. However, I thrive in the silence of a massage session. I enjoy the deep focus, intuitively seeking out the knots and tightness in muscles. I know the time spent in a massage session is valuable, so I honor and respect my clients by being fully present.
My practice is a "boutique style" massage practice not a high volume practice. I limit the number of clients I see each day so that each woman I work with receives the highest quality of bodywork I can provide.
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The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Swedish massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases stress, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body. This is the type of bodywork most people expect with massage therapy. It includes long soothing strokes as well as kneading of the muscles. The pressure can be light or "deep tissue" depending on your preference. Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety often require a gentle touch.
In Trigger Point Therapy pressure is applied to a specified point on tender muscle tissue to bring about a reduction in muscle tension and pain relief. It is an effective way to get rid of those "knots." By seeking them out, applying direct pressure and holding that pressure, your brain sends a message to that muscle to release the knot.
In Myofascial Release the focus is on the myofascial tissues, the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. By applying focused pressure and stretching muscles that are restricting movement, muscles can be loosened, leading to reduced pain and increased mobility.