I work on the WHY you have Chronic Issues….
Twenty years as an advanced massage therapist specializing in chronic pain, I noticed a trend in people.
A lot of the people with chronic pain also had chronic stress- and many a tendency for chronic diseases…
My services include Massage, postural sessions, massage cupping, accupressure, with general health coaching mixed in. The sessions generally overlap- so when you schedule one service, you often get to experience all my professions. For example- during a massage, I may also address posture, do cupping and coach on healthy habits. The general scope of the session will still be the service you signed up for.
I create a nurturing and supportive client relationship and my clients usually stay such for life….
My clients have a commitment to improving their health.
If you are a client, your care goes far beyond the actual appointment time.
Whether you come in once a week, once a month, or once a year;
I am committed to helping you reach your goals.
Having been in the wellness industry for over 20 years, I have a wealth of knowledge and certifications that I use in my “whole body” approach to wellness…. They include:
- Holistic Health Practicioner , Mueller College of Holistic Studies
- LMT since 1998
- NKT Certified Level 1
- Restorative Breathing
- Medical Massage Cupping
- Myofunctional Therapy
- Certified Health Coach, Health Coach Institute
- Functional Foot Therapist, Katy Bowman
- Postural Alignment Therapist, Egoscue University
There are new research out as to why massage is so effective with chronic pain management and tight muscles…
Contrary to popular belief that the muscle responds to the literal “beating or kneading” like a dead piece of meat- bodies are a mysterious neurological masterpiece. Massage IS very effective, but it is because of the increased neural stimulation into areas (such as brain awareness coming to areas of pain, or the “good” pain as a trigger point is dug into). The increased neural input causes a big spike in neural impulse, which taken away (the removal of stress) causes a reciprocal reduction in tension in the muscle…. You cause (good) pain, then take it away. The body loves it. This is especially effective when client’s pain cycle has a faulty loop. Pain in itself is not an indication of how “broken” you are, but how your body perceives the many signals it is getting. This includes how it perceives the messages. Working on the pain being less stressful (and that the body has solutions) is very important in breaking faulty pain loops- especially when there is no known reason for the pain to continue. The body is out of danger….