Hannah Landes

  • MA License #: 492238
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." --Anais Nin

Yoga and massage found me at the same time.  Having spent the majority of my life intellectually stimulated but physically sedentary, I didn’t realize how much discomfort I was in on a regular basis until I received my first massage.  Immediately upon experiencing the mental clarity and spiritual lightness from the physical experience, I concluded that I had to take a direct approach towards making my physical vessel feel better on a regular, sustainable, and independent basis, and thus...

Yoga and massage found me at the same time.  Having spent the majority of my life intellectually stimulated but physically sedentary, I didn’t realize how much discomfort I was in on a regular basis until I received my first massage.  Immediately upon experiencing the mental clarity and spiritual lightness from the physical experience, I concluded that I had to take a direct approach towards making my physical vessel feel better on a regular, sustainable, and independent basis, and thusly pursued yoga.  Simultaneously studying for my massage license at Cortiva School of Massage and for my yoga teacher training at Inner Strength Studios—both in Watertown—amplified my comprehension of both and as a result I view the two as inextricably linked. 

In the time since my initial training which included Swedish, Myofascial, sports, and neuromuscular techniques, I have also trained in Thai and Orthopedic massage. This combination of modalities gives me the ability to perform massage both clothed or unclothed, on a table or on a mat on the floor. I tend to use all the tools at my disposal, namely: elbows, knees and feet in addition to hands and fingers. My goal in a session is to open the body up where it needs space, while simultaneously alleviating the pain often felt in the overly strained compensating muscles. I integrate energy work into my massage sessions, so that you would feel as structurally relaxed as possible both in your physical and mental spaces. 

In addition to massage, I teach yoga. Although I started with heated power flow training, as I draw more from my massage training, I have developed a style of yoga I would call Orthopedic Vinyasa. The focus of the movements is to essentially echo the same effect a massage would have: to open the body where it needs expansion and strengthen the body where it needs contraction. Orthopedic conditions like forward-head posture, caved-in shoulders, various spinal deviations and hip mobility issues can be mediated and eventually corrected with a thoughtful asana practice, and once the body is in a healthy, upright position, it increases its ability to heal itself. Private yoga sessions can be booked with specific focus based off of your individual needs.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

MA # 492238

Education
2014

Cortiva Institute: Boston

Massage Therapy Certification

2016

Tom Karis, Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage

2014

Inner Strength Studios

200 hr yoga teacher training

2014

Mary Goodman, Thai Massage

Thai Massage

REVIEWS for my Yoga or Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Sep 09
IRIE VIBES
by Jonathan on Sep 03
Hannah's knowledge and precision have been helping me to undo years' worth of chronic tightness and bad posture. I could not recommend her more highly.
by Michelle on Aug 30
Such a great experience. My body feels good and Hannah was incredibly professional and talented at what she does. Will definitely return.
by Esther on Aug 04
Hanna seemed, not only competent, but responsible. I liked the fact that she planned to check up further on my spina bifida.
by Nathalie on Jul 31
Hannah clearly know what she's doing. She's an old soul in a young body. Her sensitivity to my body and her east-west approach to massage is unique. I'll be back!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 26
Hannah is a natural healer and fixes my pain. Amazing experience every time!
by Anonymous on Jul 16
She was direct, focused, and effective--and able to give me advice for sustaining my recovery
by Anonymous on Jun 29
I've seen Hannah twice, and was really eager to make an appointment for her Thai massage, since she returned from training in Thailand. I'm a personal trainer for a living, and get pretty stiff, sore, if I don't take time to recover. I must say that Hannah is an Outlier, and gives Thai massage better than anyone I've seen. Just an overall yummy experience. Highly recommended.
by Carly on Jun 27
Prior to finding Hannah I had been looking for years for a therapeutic massage that would actually relieve my pain. Hannah’s knowledge of musculature and anatomy is at s higher level than any other massage therapists I’ve worked with in the past. She is incredible at pinpointing the sources of pain in the body and really working the muscles through deep pressure massage and stretching techniques. Additionally she always provides me with stretches and helpful tools to maintain the results I get after the massage and prevent symptoms from reoccurring. I highly recommend Hannah.
by Maura on Jan 30
So great. I was in such need. I felt taller and lighter when I left. It was a good idea to take an epsom salt bath! I am somewhat tender today as you predicted. The tightness and pain that I've been feeling is noticeably improved. I felt my back crack last night and it felt like it finally had the room and mobility to do so.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Orthopedic massage

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