Release. Restore. Renew.
Massage has the longest list of physiological and psychological benefits of any bodywork modality I have explored. Working with people’s movement and pain for years, I knew that a hands-on approach would give me the opportunity to more efficiently effect change in the tissues as well as the mind-body connection. Massage reduces stress by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing both the body and mind to relax, and be open to change. Using manual techniques, I can reduce scar tissue, adhesions, swelling, spasms, and trigger points, all of which reduce muscular pain and tension on the joints, increasing flexibility and mobility. Through muscular energy techniques (METs), I stimulate and stretch weak, tight, and atrophied muscles, resetting the nervous systems response, reducing pain and stiffness. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic flow to promote tissue regeneration and healing, and releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller.
Improved concentration, decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep, reduced fatigue, enhanced immunity, decreased blood pressure, are benefits for everyone, no matter what your current condition or health goals are.
Massage can be more than just an occasional treat, but part of your regular health care. I offer:
Monthly combination packages including private yoga or training
Integrated movement therapy sessions for those with specific orthopedic issues (Please see the Bridge the Gap page for more details.)
Massage services are currently available at my studio in downtown Takoma Park, or in the comfort of your own home.