Dawn Ramsden

I help people enjoy life!

Drawn to the unique ability to impact the quality of life through massage, I signed up for Massage Therapy School immediately following High School Graduation in 1996.  I have a passion to help others achieve pain free living through the art of touch.  


In 2014, I attended my first Myoskeletal Alignment Technique seminar and it has become my primary treatment tool in massage sessions. Th...

Drawn to the unique ability to impact the quality of life through massage, I signed up for Massage Therapy School immediately following High School Graduation in 1996.  I have a passion to help others achieve pain free living through the art of touch.  


In 2014, I attended my first Myoskeletal Alignment Technique seminar and it has become my primary treatment tool in massage sessions. The focus is to understand muscle patterning through repetitive daily activities as well as the impact of injuries and surgeries to the body and treat the root causes for pain or movement dysfunction.  This allows me to have more impact in fewer sessions.

I have also increased my knowledge and experience with the impact of the emotional cellular memory in the body and energetic imbalances.  I have experienced the freedom and joys of releasing the old 'junk' and soaring to new levels of healing and restoration.  I am a Quantum Crystalline Energy Practicioner, and I offer Level I balancing.

My clients have become my biggest fan club and they are so pleased to the results we achieve together that they send all their friends and family to me for some time on my table.

I believe that the body is very powerful on its own and it craves healing and balance.  It is a joy for me to join you on your healing process and facilitate breakthroughs and increase.

Book a Bodywork, Reflexology, or Aromatherapy service with me today

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

CO # 18933

Education
1999

Carolina School of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Experience
Bodywork

Myoskeletal Alignment Technique Therapist

I attend workshops every year since 2014. I've been to Nashville, Boston, and Denver as well as watched hours of online education and have studied three of Erik Dalton's books. I integrated this technique into the majority of over 900 massage sessions last year alone.

Hot Stone Massage

Attended 16 hours of hands on training with Eric Stephenson at the beautiful Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC. I have been practicing hot stone massage since 2001. I now teach others the technique as Lead Therapist at Hand & Stone Massage Spa in Chapel Hill, NC.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - Lead Therapist

Interview and Train new therapist in Hot Stone massage, as well as other spa techniques we offered including Hot Towel Cold Stone Facials, Hand and Foot Scrub Treatments, and Aromatherapy.

Quantum Cystalline Energy Healing Practitioner

Renata McConnell of Chapel Hill, NC developed and teaches this system. Similar to Reiki and Eden Energy Medicine, this system works with the intricate energy of the body to increase the vibration and through the use of a specifically attuned set of crystals placed over the energy centers of the body as quantum crystalline energy infuses the body.

Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment of Neck Injuries

Attended a live workshop taught by Dr . Ben Benjamin. Workshop Overview: Cervical Anatomy, Anatomy Palpation, History Taking and Referred Pain, Assessment Testing, Theory, Myofascial Techniques, Ligament Friction Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Active Isolated Stretching We use these principles and techniques to effective evaluate neck injuries to rule out soft tissue injuries in the muscle and ligaments of the cervical spine versus more serious underlying disc issues then treat common neck injuries just as whiplash.

Fitness

Facial Movement Taping Practitioner

Orthopedic Assessment and treatment using kinesiology tape to improve performance and mobility as well as reduce inflammation, edema and pain. The tape is a woven cotten blend that stretches lengthwise to create lifting of the soft issue. Once applied, it can be worn for 5 to 7 days while you go about your normal daily activities (including showering and exercise) before removing, or until it falls off.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Reflexology, or Aromatherapy services

by LeaSha on Apr 15
She talked me through a lot of the things she was doing to help me better understand the benefit of her techniques. A quiet nap time massage is nice from time to time, but this felt more like really relaxing but effective physical therapy with feedback on how your body is working and what it needs help with.
by Aradhana on Apr 11
Dawn has healings hands. She can sense the injury and tenderness and knows exactly how to alleviate and release the stress. She has great tips to use at home to keep the maintenance of her work she does on you. She listens well and knows many different ways to manipulate the body to heal at your own pace.
by Tricia on Mar 30
Dawn is a true pro.. she is constantly learning new techniques and she really does that that healing touch!
by Merideth on Feb 26
She listened and gave great suggestions for treatment
by Michelle on Feb 25
I recently suffered from a TBI. Dawn is one of the only massage therapists I would feel comfortable working on me. She’s excellent!
by Katie on Feb 21
Dawn always advises on what she feels is best for me at the time. She is very thorough to explain procedures, why she recommends them and how I can help myself post appointment.
by Valerie on Feb 09
Dawn is absolutely amazing at what she does, she’s professional and has a sixth sense of what you need. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Jan 16
Dawn is interested in many facets of massage, anatomy, integrative medicine and the body so she studies and learns what works best for each client. She is a true gem!
by Susan on Jan 14
Dawn has been treating me regularly for over three years now and I can't imagine her not being a part of my health and wellness plan. Over the years Dawn has not only become my friend, she has also become a mentor of health and wellness. Thanks to Dawn, I have been able to avoid the "dreaded pain drugs" and use a more wholistic method of healing.
by Alicia on Jan 09
Dawn focused on my areas of pain but took my whole body into consideration. She sees the connection between body parts and takes a wholistic approach.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Body Treatment
  • Consultation
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Fusion
  • Orientation
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Instructions
  • Energy Work
  • Mobile Sports Massage
  • Myoskeletal Alignment
  • Mobile Neuromuscular Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Reflexology

  • Auricular Reflexology

Aromatherapy

  • muscle soothing
  • Gift Card
  • essential oils

Physical Therapy

  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Light Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
  • Neurotech
  • Supplies
  • Pt Exam
  • Massage
  • New Pt Exam
  • hot/cold pack
  • Products

Wellness

  • Workshop

Spa

  • Scalp Massage
  • Other

Fitness

  • Kinesiology Taping

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