Brianna Forbes

  • MI License #: 7501004431

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss

Owner, Certified Massage Therapist 

My name is Brianna Forbes and I have been practicing massage therapy since I graduated in 2009 from the 1200 Hour Medical Manual Massage Therapy program at Blue Heron Academy in Grand Rapids, MI.

Throughout my massage career I have worked for chiropractors and massage therapy businesses as well as provided mobile massage at expos, events, parties, film sets and fundraisers. In 2010 Urban Massage was created. My goal is to provide a relaxing environment where ...

Owner, Certified Massage Therapist 

My name is Brianna Forbes and I have been practicing massage therapy since I graduated in 2009 from the 1200 Hour Medical Manual Massage Therapy program at Blue Heron Academy in Grand Rapids, MI.

Throughout my massage career I have worked for chiropractors and massage therapy businesses as well as provided mobile massage at expos, events, parties, film sets and fundraisers. In 2010 Urban Massage was created. My goal is to provide a relaxing environment where client centered care is the focus and to create an environment where other massage therapists can thrive without burning out from the stress that can be put on your body from the practice of massage itself. 

It is important to me to create a practice where clients can experience and understand the benefits of regular massage therapy sessions. I work to make sure that each massage is tailored to their individual needs, whether it is related to overuse, injury or stress.

I look forward to meeting you and providing you with an excellent massage!

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501004431

Education
2009

Blue Heron Academy: Grand Rapids

1200 Hour Medical Manual Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Deep Tissue

During a deep tissue massage, your therapist will gradually increase pressure throughout the session, working deep into the muscle fibers. This type of massage is performed slowly and the pressure is gradually increased as the body allows. As the nervous system relaxes throughout the massage, the muscle will release its tension and allow the therapist to work deeper into the muscle fibers. Applying pressure too quickly during a deep tissue massage can result in a negative nervous system response and could potentially cause pain or bruising the next day. Deeper is not always better. Talk to your therapist to ensure that this technique is right for you.

Ashiatsu

"Ashi" meaning foot, "atsu" meaning pressure. The therapist uses bars secured above the massage table for stabilization, while applying deep pressure to the body with their sanitized feet. The smooth, relaxing pressure applied during ashiatsu naturally increases mobilization in the joints, due to the deep compression of the surrounding muscle. Ashiatsu has shown remarkable results from people suffering from: Chronic pain Limited mobility Recovery from injuries (whiplash, falls, sports, etc.) Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome Postural problems Ostearthritis pain Fibromyalgia Muscle tension or spasm You should not get ashiatsu if: you are pregnant or suspect being pregnant; you've had breast implants within the past nine months; had recent eye surgery; on prescription anticoagulants; have acute heart condition or high blood pressure, any acute inflammatory condition, certain cases of stenosis and spondylolisthesis, or severe nerve root impingement.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Chair Massage

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