In 16 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 seemingly 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 that the technology itself is bad. There are trade offs with most things in life. I do think however that we need to develop an in-depth awareness and understanding of these issues, how they can affect our health, and focus on practical interventions and prevention strategies.
My goal is to provide value to my clients through the use of massage and bodywork therapy as a conservative treatment option and prevention strategy for muscle and joint pain. Specifically, this takes the form of using the most effective massage treatment protocols, stretching techniques, education, and practical take-home prevention strategies to help them get the relief they seek and maintain their wellness.