Tanya Pruitt

  • UT License #: 9863025-4701
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Helping heal the body as well as the mind.

My passion has always been to help others.  I have been in the Allied Health field for many years, first as a CNA and then as an Occupational Therapist.  After having been a recipient of massage for back pain and other physical injuries due to exercise, I decided to go back to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.  I feel that Massage is one of the most effective, non-intrusive ways to heal, both physically and mentally. 


I love using Sports/Therapeutic techniques such as Deep Tissue ...

My passion has always been to help others.  I have been in the Allied Health field for many years, first as a CNA and then as an Occupational Therapist.  After having been a recipient of massage for back pain and other physical injuries due to exercise, I decided to go back to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.  I feel that Massage is one of the most effective, non-intrusive ways to heal, both physically and mentally. 


I love using Sports/Therapeutic techniques such as Deep Tissue massage while incorporating PNF & stretching, Structural Integration and IASTM as well as Relaxation techniques such as Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Ayurvedic Face & Scalp Massage and Reflexology.  Each treatment I give is customized for each client, focusing on what is needed to maximize their health and wellness.   

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Licenses
Massage

UT # 9863025-4701

Education
2016

Broadview University

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release

I am certified in IASTM myofascial release techniques after taking 6 hours of CEUs. This technique is an updated version of Gua Sha- a traditional Chinese medicine method of releasing pain (gua= scrape, sha= sand). Weighted, beveled steel tools are used to produce light petechiae (redness caused by capillary hemorrhage) in order to release fascia, restore movement, improve circulation and decrease pain. It is also known as the Graston Technique (named after David Graston who started the IASTM movement). Benefits of this technique are: *to deliberately create micro-trauma and slight inflammation (petechiae)----eccentric exercises do the same thing, creating micro-tears in the muscle *to facilitate connective tissue healing *to release soft tissue hypertonicity, adhesions, and fascial restrictions *to modulate pain and tone by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system to signal the brain to relax the area of tension or restriction Who can benefit? *Elite athletes *Weekend Warriors *Sports participants with overuse injuries (including children) *Migraine sufferers *Desk job employees *Anyone with old injuries who have scar tissue *Anyone with new injuries that need to prevent scar tissue abnormalities *Anyone with persistent trigger points (knots) that won't go away

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by avery on Nov 17
Tonya was Amazing! we will definitely be coming back
by Autumn on Nov 11
If you need a massage, Willow Bow Massage Therapy is the place to go!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Chair Massage

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