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MS # 1669
Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy
I received my certification in Reflexology April 22, 2013. Reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. This bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. It is also used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
Hot Stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. I completed Hot Stone Level 1 certification June 25, 2010.
I received my certification for Prenatal Massage September 7, 2013. Prenatal massage reduces stress and promotes overall wellness. Is helps to alleviate the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy like that of backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. Some specific techniques can reduce the discomforts and concerns of pregnancy and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.
I completed Level 1 training in Synergetic Myofascial Therapy twice. The first completion date was on February 21, 2011, and again February 21, 2016. I look forward to continuing the levels of this treatment as I have found it to be a great compliment to all of my therapies. This level touches on bodywork to release muscular tissues or fascia in order to restore the body a more natural state. It is a deep tissue bodywork that is done slowly, never forcing, paying attention to and communicating with the tissue. We do so in order to experience the “melt” of the fascia. The client is required to participate in this work in order for it to be most useful. This type of bodywork greatly improves structural alignment and is useful in relieving chronic muscular pain.