I tailor the massage to fit the needs of each client I get to work with. My skills include Myofascial Release as taught by John Barnes, Reiki if one is open to it, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point therapy, Deep Tissue where needed, and Mu Xing (which is heated bamboo tools similar to Hot Stone, but bamboo).
Many of us (me too) have something aggravating the physical existence of us doing our jobs and living our lives. I am so excited when I am able to free someone from pain or stress that they have been dealing with for a long time, or just from a new complication. I am not someone who is going to scold for not living life in the most ideal way, most of us are not privileged to be free from obligations and responsibilities, so my hope is to make it so we can survive what we have to face and perhaps fill you with peace or rest to re-energize to tackle the next wave of tasks.
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I have a two-page client intake form that double checks if the client is advised to get a massage or perhaps instead see a different medical route of treatment. After that is filled out I will listen to the client explain or describe what their daily life requires of their body or what previous experiences or traumas have influenced what they are feeling or overcoming to function each day.
I graduated with a 4.0 from Cortiva in King of Prussia, while not keeping the same name, Cortiva has many teachers still remaining after being bought out from the well know PSMT (Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy).
First-time clients pay $75 and returning clients to my studio pay $55. Outcall services vary as the price is the full rate of $75 and additional cost for time/travel and parking.
When the market crashed back around 2010 my previous career in radio editing ended. A very easy way to retool my skills was to return to school for massage, and it was an easy fit and has become immensely rewarding.
My client's body obligations range from people who are teachers, dancers, pregnant mothers, marathon runners, computer programmers, artists, designers, students, waiters and waitresses, chefs, grandparents, nurses, surgeons, other massage therapists and survivors of grief from death and loss of love.
I have a client who plays the violin, and having played cello in past seasons of my life I recognize just how difficult continuing to play and teach with body pain. With several sessions, the client has been able to have a decrease in pain and keep up with job obligations.
Keep looking until you find someone who you click with. Whether people like to admit it or not, massage is very intimate and if you don't get a good vibe from the person you are trusting your body with, keep looking.
Close your eyes and recognize what hurts and where, and be open to the idea that what is wrong may be more serious than we'd like to admit and maybe visiting a doctor is a need, but perhaps body work can be far more effective than we'd even imagine from helping rebalance our energy and grounding us in who we really want to be, giving us rest and peace to be our best version of ourselves and undo much of the habits we have been building up in our bodies since childhood.