Massage Therapy

 I've explored many avenues to expand my understanding of the healing arts of touch therapy. I studied Massage Therapy in Rochester, New York at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. One of the best choices I've made. New York education is top notch. 

I went to Florida to teach the massage therapy night program at Boca Beauty Academy. I worked at the Ritz Carlton and EauSpa with honors. I maintained my own private practice working as a traveling therapist as well as with hotels and agencies. I travelled to Thailand to attend several Thai Massage courses becoming certified. I've studied and practiced with Mukti, Vedic Thai Bodywork legend. I began studying BodyTalk in 2015 which has taught me so much more about everything and gave structure to intuition. I have worked with the mystics and healers learning passed down techniques like Chinese Cupping, Shamanism, working with the directions, animals, and elements, holding space for spirit, and more. 

 

I teach easy courses for self massage and folk massage/couples massage/family massage. I'm good at breaking it down so the techniques make sense, are simple, memorable and accessible.

 

Massage Therapy has always been near and dear to my heart. Even as a youngster I made up my own Massage Gift Certificates for my peoples Christmas presents. The gift has always been in my hands but if I hadn't had a deep need for healing myself I may never have developed it.

 

Massage Therapy School was one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. After wanting to drop out after the first 3 days of classes to making it part of my full time lifestyle, I am grateful for all of the lessons and blessings of becoming a professional massage therapist, obtaining license in New York and Florida and becoming a member of the National Certifying Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

 

I love to educate on how to better take care of self. I believe that a little bit of information, demonstration, touch, breath, and practice will render you better able to alleviate common musculoskeletal ailments and feel better overall.

I recognize the importance of having a witness and extra energy from having a therapist present. It is helpful to have the support of another person in times of crisis and healing. The more we come together, the better we feel. I am ever grateful for my teachers and therapists.

 

These days, after receiving a proper education and then traveling around to experience the ways of the East, West, and in between, I've adopted a unique method and approach that always starts with the client and then the modality. Sessions are available upon request.

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If you have any questions, contact me and let me know. 

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

  1. Relieve stress

  2. Relieve postoperative pain

  3. Reduce anxiety

  4. Manage low-back pain

  5. Help fibromyalgia pain

  6. Reduce muscle tension

  7. Enhance exercise performance

  8. Relieve tension headaches

  9. Sleep better

  10. Ease symptoms of depression

  11. Improve cardiovascular health

  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

  14. Improve balance in older adults

  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

  16. Temper effects of dementia

  17. Promote relaxation

  18. Lower blood pressure

  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  20. Help chronic neck pain

  21. Lower joint replacement pain

  22. Increase range of motion

  23. Decrease migraine frequency

  24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Top 5 Health Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

  • Lower stress. The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls.  

  • Increase immune function. 

  • Boost mental health and wellness. 

  • Manage pain. 

  • Improve physical fitness.

How often should you get massages?

every 1-3 weeks

(from Press Modern Massage)

 

Another factor to consider is how often you are using your body. Very active individuals and athletes may require more frequent visits. A general recommendation is every 1-3 weeks, especially "if they have specific strain or tension or any area," says Amey. May 7, 2021

How long do massage benefits last?

Generally speaking, you may feel sore for a couple of days after the massage, which is normal. Beyond that, the benefits may last a couple of days to an entire week. There are some things you can do to help the relaxing, stress-relieving benefits last for as long as possible. Apr 3, 2017

What should you do after a massage?

So, if you missed your massage therapist's little chat, here's a quick recap of what you should be doing post-massage.

  • DRINK WATER. Massage increases your blood circulation and hydrates your muscle tissues. 

  • STRETCH. 

  • EAT. 

  • REST. 

  • HAVE A BATH. 

  • WELCOME ANY EMOTIONS. 

  • PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BODY'S REACTION. 

  • URINATE.

(Jul 11, 2016)

 

What to do before a Massage: 7 Steps to Deep Relaxation

  • Stay Hydrated. 

  • Avoid Drinking Alcohol. 

  • Take a Warm Shower. 

  • Let your Stress go First. 

  • Arrive a Little Early. 

  • Enter the Judgment-Free Zone. 

  • Be Ready to Communicate. (Oct 19, 2017)

Resources:

How Often Should I Get A Massage?

https://pressmodernmassage.com › blogs › going-deep › h...

Jul 11, 2016

 

Post-Massage Care: Getting The Most Out Of Your Massage

https://www.discovermassage.com.au › blog › post-massa...

Oct 19, 2017

 

What to do before a Massage to have the Best Experience - Blog

https://elementsmassage.c