Massage is a wonderful way to support a body that's in pain, or feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
My particular strength lies in helping heads and necks, shoulders and upper backs.
I find that anxiety often accompanies a posture of rounded shoulders caved in around the heart. There is usually pain near the shoulder blades and spine.
This often contributes to (or causes) headache, neck pain, migraine, tingling or pain in the arms and hands.
Addressing these issues means taking time in your session to work slowly and specifically in these areas. That's why I offer the Neck and Shoulder Power Booster add-on.
NO PAIN NO GAIN? NO WAY
According to the research*, the best results of therapeutic massage come from calming the body, not beating it up. Saying "I can take it!" only causes stress. You don't need to tolerate pain to receive the benefits of massage therapy.
There's no evidence that proves the no pain no gain theory. It's a myth that massage must hurt to be effective. Doesn't it make sense that pain would put you into "fight or flight" mode?
Isn't what we want the opposite, the "relaxation response," where healing can take place? That's what I make of the research anyway. That's why there is no "butt-kicking" in my treatment room. Here's what you can expect instead:
1. Expert integrative, intuitive massage that magically unwinds every pain point, but does not hurt. And don't worry. It's not too gentle either!
2. Super "Power Booster" add-on services. Yes, you add them on, but don't think of them as "extras!" They will transform a nice massage into a deep healing experience that touches on root causes of pain and heavy emotion.
3. Relaxed timing to accommodate your pre-session consult and post-session check in. Take a breath, settle in, and don't be rushed back out the door.
*Check this eye-opening review of the evidence-based effects of massage therapy