Over 10+ years of working with clients and patients, I have blended all of my massage therapy and body knowledge into a whole-body approach to health.
My original desire to provide deep pressure/deep tissue massage and structurally work out postural dysfunction shifted after my awareness and education in light-touch therapy. The outcomes of light touch therapy can be profound. I now provide blended therapeutic massage sessions.
You can read my clients thoughts of our work together and consider the possibilities of bodywork therapy.
When I can't sleep at night, I imagine your hands giving me the back massage and it relaxes me and I fall asleep. -C.C.
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how impressed I am that you have been working on your clinical oncology/hospital massage program. I know you will be able to help countless people. I know you helped me. The headaches I experienced during radiation, that you helped me be free of, have never returned. -C.W.
Massage from you is beneficial because you put the time into your clients. Knowing ahead of time I wouldn't be "fixed" right away, each time I came to see you, I felt different and felt more and more of different parts of my upper back and neck improve. Now after a year, I feel like my muscles respond better to each treatment because they are used to having it done. You offer so many different techniques, you could help so many people with different ailments, not just back/neck pain. And massage therapy isn't just about pain anymore, it's about overall health and improving all parts so the body can work together as a whole in harmony. -K.K.
I initially started massage therapy to help with a shoulder injured during a cycling fall. This was a nuisance pain that just lingered for several months. After that was resolved, I continued massage therapy as an ehancement to my training and workout schedule. Massage played a major role in assisting me in progressing further and recovering faster as I trained. . . .It is no longer about "playing through the pain," but rather more about figuring out what muscle group, or tight area is triggering the discomfort. This has allowed me to train both longer and harder with LESS pain than I was previously able to do. If you would have asked me 2 years ago if I would do this weekly, I would have laughed. Now, I can imagine a number of other things I would give up before I would give this up. Massage therapy really has helped me learn to listen to my body, improve my flexibility and to truly just take a brief period of time on a regular basis to let go of the stress that I collect in my normal life. I firmly believe that I am healthier, happier and more productive as a result. I think to me the key thing about massage is not accepting "just getting old" as a reason for discomfort in your daily life. Massage isn't all about hardcore painful manipulation. In fact, some of my biggest breakthroughs have come from some of the lightest types of therapy. Massage cannot necessarily cure everything, but I believe that for me a lot of my back, shoulder and leg discomfort was very much treatable. I was a skeptic. I just about didn't go when my doctor recommended it, but decided I would at least try it. After the first time, I could see some benefit and thought maybe to try a few more. By my 5th or 6th visit, I was hooked. I started to understand more about how my body flowed, what was affecting it negatively and ways in which massage could help me with those things. I believe at times it is way to easy to look for a pill to "fix" things or just "take it easy", but what I have really learned is that massage is not just about about relaxing pampering, it can truly be therapy, just like many other type of physical, occupational, or drug therapies. It can also make a big difference in your physical and mental well being and (certainly for me) in your athletic performance. -B.H.