Hannah Landes

  • MA License #: 492238
  • 43

"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 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!
by Ruth on Nov 25
As soon as I met Hannah I knew I was in safe hands. She worked with great skill and made me feel very relaxed. The hour treatment passed very quickly and she found areas on my body that were carrying stress and strain that I hasn't previously known carried stress or strain!
by Dorothy on Nov 20
Great session, Hannah is so informative and clear with her instructions and also patient and encouraging!
by Adam on Nov 20
Excellent... thoughtful, precise, relaxing/easy environment, and super skilled! I would HIGHLY recommend
by Ella on Nov 13
Loved my massage!
by Teresa on Nov 07
Hannah is amazing. Thai massage is new to me, and I'll never go back to anything else! Very happy I purchased a package.
by Anonymous on Oct 20
Absolutely fabulous Thai massage with as much skill as you could possibly want, in a very soothing, comfortable environment. I would highly recommend Hannah, and will be returning to see her.
by Anonymous on Sep 21
Hannah has great hands! I felt calmed and supported while she worked on me and her focus on my meridian lines while adopting some Thai massage techniques definitely helped clean out some of the garbage in my muscles. Her office smelled a bit like b.o. from previous clients which could have been helped with an essential oil diffuser. However, the massage was great!
by Anonymous on Sep 09
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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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Orthopedic massage

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