Hannah Landes

"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, Bodywork, or Wellness services

by Christina on Feb 26
Hannah was great at targeting the specific areas that were bothering me.
by Anonymous on Feb 02
She is worth reliable. She was able to find my body problem at once.
by Anonymous on Dec 23
BEST!!
by Ellen on Dec 19
Hannah is skilled and thoughtful about how to best use the time. She has excellent suggestions for stretches.
by Anonymous on Dec 08
Hannah is the bomb. She is one of the most intuitive body workers I've ever been to; every time I'm there, she teaches me numerous things about my physical and emotional habits and holdings, and how to improve them. Do your life a favor and visit Hannah!
by Anonymous on Dec 02
Very talented and intuitive therapist.
by Anonymous on Nov 20
Hannah’s a wizard with mad skills. Professional, attentive, and had a keen sense of where I was hurting and what would help. I’ll be coming regularly!
by Daryl on Oct 05
So absolutely professional and caring. Hannah designed a session just for me and all my medical issues. She's the real thing.
by Jonathan on Sep 11
Hannah is an excellent massage therapist. She has extensive anatomical knowledge, training in a wide variety of techniques and styles, and incredible precision when working on specific physical issues. Highly Recommend.
by Julie on Sep 07
I trust in Hannah's knowledge. She helped to me to understand the nature of my issues through great metaphors and clear explanations of muscles and fascia and nerves, and how I could treat some of it myself at home.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Other
  • Mobile Yoga and healthy movement instruction

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Orthopedic massage
  • Mobile Partner Massage Instruction

Wellness

  • Mobile Self Massage

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