In 15 years of practicing massage therapy, I have had many opportunities to learn the varied nuances of applying massage to a diverse population with differing and unique needs. I’m still learning of course.
What fascinates most about this work is how something so seemly simple as touch combined with movement can be effective in relieving many cases of muscular pain, anxiety, and emotional/mental stress.
The clients I serve come from all walks of life and they tend to have roughly the same aches, pains, and stresses in common such as chronic muscular tension, joint stiffness, repetitive strain syndromes, and poor body posturing which has become much more common as a result of 21st century information/digital age technology. Just to be clear, I don’t think the technology is bad. I do think however that we need practical strategies for dealing with the problems that can affect our bodies arising from it.
My goal is to provide value to my clients through the use of massage/bodywork therapy as a wellness and prevention strategy. Specifically this means using massage treatment, stretching techniques, and education in the form of actionable take-home items structured for each client into personalized treatment plans to help them get the relief they seek.