Pain greatly reduces our ability to enjoy life and live to the fullest. Research suggests that much of chronic pain exists because of tired, over-stressed muscles and that disease originates because of stress. The good news is that we can release our pain and stress, thereby regaining our vitality and enjoyment of life. Massage plays an important role in this process.
I view massage therapy as healthcare, not a luxury. Though it is quite relaxing and enjoyable to receive a massage, massage strengthens the immune system, improves flexibility and injury recovery,stabilizes mood and appetite, and reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. It is an excellent complementary treatment for many acute and chronic conditions. I integrate various modalities into my work, including deep tissue, Swedish, hot stones, and cupping, but in treating specific symptoms, I utilize neuromuscular (trigger point) work to release constrictive holding patterns in the tissues. TMJD, whiplash, headaches, and low back pain are some of the most common conditions that I address, all of which respond with great success to massage. hide