Who might benefit from Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?
Years of experience as a bodyworker have affirmed my belief that regular massage therapy is a vital component of a holistic wellness program. Each individual presents unique challenges and opportunities, and our bodies send us many hints that are often ignored or misunderstood. Whether or not we're consciously aware of it, our bodies have a strong internal compass pointing us toward equilibrium and wellness.
As forces like a sudden injury, repetitive motion damage, emotional trauma, or simply daily stress interfere with our well-being, our bodies instinctively set up protection mechanisms to respond to the perceived threat. Many times these reactions are well-intended but often the body will over-compensate or "over-do" the response, setting up new challenges or a reactive imbalance elsewhere.
What makes my work different from most bodywork?
I believe it is critical that an effective massage therapist listen very closely on multiple levels. Most importantly to the client regarding how a condition first manifested and progressed. But equally as informative can be the tissue's response to touch and pressure. By working very slowly and deliberately, I allow the client's muscles to "invite" the appropriate level of pressure, resulting in a cooperation between client and therapist to ascertain an effective yet comfortable massage therapy session.
Deep tissue work, as required, must be performed with this level of intention in order to achieve the maximal results. Clients participate primarily through breathing (to minimize any discomfort AND to prompt the muscles to release) and by providing feedback regarding intensity, and any sensation referrals in other parts of the body.
Muscular Pain Relief...The Natural Way!