Background and Essence
I graduated from the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001. My many years
of experience give me proficiency in a variety of bodywork techniques. I practice traditional Swedish Massage, Clinical Sports Massage,
Assisted Stretching, and Myofascial Release. I also offer the addition of Essential Oils and Hot Stones.
My specialty is in Neuromuscular Therapy. Sometimes called Deep Tissue Massage, this soft tissue manipulation aims to treat underlying
causes of chronic pain. Applied pressure interrupts pain impulses and eases out toxic irritants which have accumulated at nerve receptor
sites. It is a slow and mindful technique, and I am always conscious of my client’s level of comfort.
Sessions usually blend massage techniques. I understand the mind-body connection to chronic pain and have worked closely with health
professionals to reduce pain patterns resulting from an array of conditions. I use a scientific approach to understanding the body balanced
with empathy and the desire to help reduce discomfort.
My goal is to provide quality bodywork in a caring atmosphere. I work with my clients in a harmonious, cooperative relationship to reduce pain,
promote relaxation, and awaken the body’s intelligence.
I also give my clients information to learn self-massage, and I can schedule an appointment for loved ones to learn to work on one another.
60 mins $80 • 90 mins $120 • Packages Available
Benefits of Massage
An effective massage leaves you feeling wonderful. Your mind is clear and your body is relaxed. An
occasional massage is a treat. Regular massage can do so much more. Each session builds on itself,
helping your body maintain its relaxed state and allowing you to more effectively handle times of
physical and mental stress. By adding therapeutic massage to
your routine, you'll feel, look, and simply be healthier. In fact, the stress relief alone can improve your
vitality and state of mind.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It is increasingly
being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress,
pain, and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for the following:
Lack of Flexibility
Soft Tissue Strains/Injuries
Insomnia Related to Stress
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Decreased Range of Motion
So, brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To
the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being,
whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for a stress reliever.