I understand that different types of athletes focus on varied muscles throughout their body. A golfer does not need the same treatment that a weightlifter needs, for example. Each of my sessions are specifically customized to fit the needs of each client. My massage provides specialized bodywork for athletes and those seeking pain management and prevention. I offer treatments that consist of a variation of deep tissue, sports massage and neuromuscular therapy.
Because of the medical nature of my work, I happily accept HSA and flex spending.
My therapeutic massage technique can blend multiple modalities, including cupping, gua sha, neuromuscular, active release, deep tissue or Swedish. This can help treat a specific issue or injury, or help with reducing stress and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us, a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and pain related to this joint is commonly referred to as TMJ dysfunction (TMJD). This joint can move by opening and closing the mouth and a gliding motion back and forth and side to side. This is an intraoral massage. This therapy works the muscles inside of the mouth, which cannot be accessed externally. These muscles, which most of us don’t really think about, are attached inside the mouth from the jaw directly to the sphenoid (a cranial bone). It sits in front of your ear. Inner oral massage allows me to access the facial muscles inside the mouth, loosening the fascia that is usually (especially during your first visit) extremely tight. I take the process slowly, consistently checking in with you, gradually getting deeper into the muscle structure, creating more space, realigning the jaw joints and decreasing the tension and tightness that cause pain.
Guided Imagery Massage
This is for those clients seeking massage for stress release. Often, it’s difficult to turn off the brain and fully experience the benefit of the session. During this service you will be guided through a meditation of various themes with soft background music, as I deliver bodywork for an exceptional mind and body experience.
No Tipping Policy.
My philosophy is that massage therapy is vital to your health and well-being. I am helping you heal or recover and I’m focused on your posture, your trigger points and your connective tissues. I prefer to be valued as a healthcare professional. For this reason, I do not expect to be tipped. My prices reflect my value.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMBT #11460) and throughout my 13 year career I have studied and practiced many techniques. In addition to the different bodywork modalities, I also have certifications from the Nutrition Therapy Association and the Chek Institute (Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach L2).
I feel inspired to work with clients who are taking control of their own health.
I find joy being in nature and I like to explore by means of trail running shoes, a backpack or a bicycle. I was also a competitive olympic weightlifter for 6 years. I have worked with NFL and MLB players, NASCAR drivers and pit crew members, cyclists, swimmers, golfers, tennis players, triathletes, and CrossFit athletes. I know the value that bodywork bestows upon an active lifestyle.
I began my career working with a chiropractor and within that environment I gained experience in supporting people's healing from personal injuries with various bodywork techniques and treatments. I've been able to witness, first hand, the health complications that transpire from sitting and I am encouraged to work with those clients who proactively choose massage therapy as a part of an intentional, healthy lifestyle in order to combat the negative effects of being sedentary most of the day. Bodywork isn't just about the physical. The light in me honors the light in you. My gift is to provide high quality, therapeutic bodywork to help open the hearts of those wanting to heal and renew their body and spirit.