Hannah Landes

  • MA License #: 492238
  • 52

"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
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 Wendy on May 23
Hannah was very skilled and exemplified a great mix of warmth and professionalism. She is incredibly strong but gentle at the same time. She checked in to make sure the pressure applied was comfortable for me. I felt my muscles were massaged and stretched. I felt great and definitely plan on return trips.
by Norma on May 21
Hannah is an incredibly skilled professional with a profound understanding of the human body. She always points out different ways she can tell that I move and work, and has helped me think about my body differently as I move it through the world. The first time I met her, I had injured myself by straining the muscles in my hand and arm. I couldn't hold a pair of scissors or a needle and thread, which is particularly problematic for a seamstress. When I went to her she worked on my arm and it felt like she took all the muscles and tendons and put them back where they were supposed to go. With that and some exercises she shared with me I am pleased to report that I have never injured myself that way again. It's been 3+ years since that appointment and I've never looked back. Hannah is the best massage therapist I have ever worked with, and I feel lucky that I found her not only because she started out good... but also because she continually works on her practice and puts so much energy and passion into expanding her skills and offerings. She'll take care of you and help you gain the tools you need to continue helping yourself.
by Anonymous on May 17
Hannah is such a gift, she is full of love and healing. I was pretty familiar with massage, but this was my first Thai massage experience - and it was fantastic! I would go to Hannah every week if I could afford to!
by Matt on May 14
I feel like I learned a lot and felt really good physically. Thank you Hannah!
by Anonymous on May 03
Thorough massage addressing my needs. Will continue treatment.
by Amara on Feb 12
Hannah has helped my tight, sore back and neck along with other joints immensely!
by Alex on Jan 26
Absolutely incredible! Hannah is a miracle worker.
by Anonymous on Jan 03
Hannah is a gifted healer. I’ll be back. My suggestion: book regular massages to stay well & feel good.
by Mac on Dec 28
Hannah was able to take the time to understand my stresses and addressed them each in turn. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Nov 26
Awesome as usual! Hannah is really getting good with Thai massage. Her yoga alignment tips and exercises have also helped me to modify poses and recover from an injury. Overall great body work and helpful knowledge!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Orthopedic massage
  • Other

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