Hannah Landes

  • MA License #: 492238
  • 26

"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 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.
by Anonymous on Jan 27
I really enjoyed the attention and thorough nature of Hannah. She was very in tune with how I responded to increase/decrease in pressure, and though I usually tense up with anything deep tissue, I felt like I could relax completely while still getting a very therapeutic experience.
by Amara on Dec 20
Hannah is amazing! She finds areas I didn't know needed work on, as well as those troubling areas, and starts to heal.
by Sean on Oct 28
Once more - I'd highly recommend Hannah for anyone looking to get some quality body work done.
by Christo on Oct 25
Great massage! Hannah is helping me recover from an injury and focuses her work on specific body parts as requested. Her knowledge of yoga and stretching technique is also very helpful. She does a good job to adjust pressure accordingly to loosen and relax tense muscle regions. Overall very attuned and responsive to my specific needs!
by Natasha on Sep 15
Hannah is amazing. Her soft tissue massage is just what I need for my chronic pain. Highly recommend seeing her for any and every issue. She'll also give you great pointers for strength poses and stretches to do at home.
by Gregory on Aug 18
Hannah was incredible! Not only was the massage therapeutic in all the ways I was hoping for, her spirit/soul/energy was powerfully healing and restorative.
by Susan on Jul 15
It was a new experience but the technique really got my tight muscles to loosen up
by Anonymous on Jul 03
Only for 4 for overall because my arm and neck still hurt, but I have confidence that things will improve!
by Ryan on Jun 30
I had a wonderful experience. It was helpful and professional. I will return. Thank you!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Orthopedic massage

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