I’ve been doing massage over 12 years and I intimidate to learn that their are two main things that are important to be in an excellent massage therapist. One is to be dedicated student of anatomy and physiology. The more knowledge the therapist has about the tissues, the connective tissues, the fascia, the joints, the tendons, and how the nerves interact with all the tissues and how the lymphatic system works to take care of the waste products and many more, all become important when someone’s on my table. The massage therapist should become more knowledgeable as time goes on. The second most important thing the massage therapist needs has nothing to do with technique. It’s the ability to listen to the clients needs are and what their preferences as far as treatment.
I deal with fibromyalgia, arthritis lymphedema, shoulder issues, sciatica and lots and lots of stress and neck issues and back issues. I deal with recovery from surgery recovery from marathon, recovery from just the basic stress of life. The whole purpose of which is to understand what your needs are and together we come up with a plan that works for you. Communication is the key for getting your best massage possible. We don’t have to talk the whole time just enough so we can get to know each other better and for me to check in with you on how the massage, bodywork or therapy does for you.
In addition I can do the following:
- Deep Tissue
- Pregnancy massage
- Post-Partum Massage
- Myofascial therapy
- Medical massage
- Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
- ASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
- Medical Massage Cupping
- Hot Stone Massage
- Cough Congestion Relief therapy
- MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) – Vodder
- Liposuction Recovery Therapy
- Sport Taping
- Oncology Massage
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy (2 Styles)
I use a lot of techniques and tools in my massage. None are more important than a caring touch and developing a plan of care that works for you and your preferences.