My journey to massage therapy started with my own injury, but I soon realized that massage can do so much more than just treat injured muscles.
We all know that massage feels good, but its effects on the brain are not just an added bonus. They are a huge part of how we get results. The human stress response is designed to protect and prepare us against danger. The problem is that the body doesn’t know the difference between: “A bear is coming!” and “I have a paper due tomorrow!”
Prolonged stress elevates the hormone cortisol and prolonged cortisol exposure affects every system of the body leading to conditions such as: headaches, insomnia, joint pain, chronic muscle soreness, anxiety and depression. Reducing stress doesn’t just feel good; it effects how the body functions.
In my treatments I like to keep a strong emphasis on relaxation and reconnecting the relationship between the mind and the body. This allows me to work with a client’s body and not against it.
No one knows your body better than you do and the understanding of your own body is the most important part of health. My goal is to provide a collaborative experience that empowers the client to take charge of their own self-care.
Some specific areas that I have experience working with are:
*Chronic muscle pain
*Jaw/ TMJ dysfunction or pain
*Migraines and tension headaches
*Anxiety and depression
*Abdominal & pelvic conditions (PCOS/endometriosis/Crohn’s disease /colitis/post abdominal surgery)
*Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
*Frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injuries
I also see many clients who simply enjoy massage as part of their regular wellness routine.