the MASSAGE studio - Brattleboro, Vermont massage

Technique

At The Massage Studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, I offer Therapeutic Massage for Relaxation, Stress Reduction, and Relief from Chronic Pain Patterns.  By incorporating mindfulness, skill, intuition, and a blend of massage techniques that have been fine-tuned over the years massage sessions can help relieve chronic pain associated with stress, repetitive use, posture, and injury.  
Each session is a new opportunity to address what is happening in the body at the present moment.  I work to bring people’s awareness back into the deep presence of their own being.  This space allows for deep healing physically, emotionally, mentally, and energetically. While nurturing my clients I work to smooth out tension that I feel and palpate through my hands, intuition, and guidance using moment-to-moment awareness.  

vermont massage -- hand massageI encourage clients to give feedback during each session. As I work with each individual the relationship and trust develops enabling the sessions to go deeper and deeper into deep states of relaxation and healing.

My skill is in palpating muscle spasms, trigger points, and adhesions in the muscles and deep fascia of the body while creating an atmosphere of deep relaxation.  I use a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, myofascial techniques, relaxation techniques, and trigger point therapy to release pain and discomfort from tight and adhered fascia and muscle spasms.  

Massage techniques can be gentle, moderate, or deep depending on what is most effective and what the client prefers.  I work to unravel the tissue slowly so the work feels relaxing and releasing.  When tissue and muscles has been adhered, under stress, and in spasm for a long time it takes time to release those spams and adhesions in the body.   

Bodywork is one part of the healing process.  I suggest clients to do their own self-care and commit to the healing process, which takes time.  Communication and understanding is extremely important as everyone responds differently to pressure and massage techniques.  I will make my own recommendations for the session but I rely on the client to communicate their own needs. Even if someone has never received a massage they know their own body better than anyone.  I check in with each client so that I can use the combination of knowledge I receive from my client and my own judgment as a Massage Therapist.

I use different modalities and make adjustments as needed for that individual so that it becomes a very personal process. Some people heal quickly while others it can take a long time depending on the injury, issue, and life style of that individual.  I enjoy working with all the processes whether quick or slow.  

I have found relaxation massage to be very important.  Deep and profound healing can happen in deep states of relaxation.


Philosophy

As a Massage Therapist it is my job to be in good health so that I can truly serve, share, and teach the benefits of health and well-being.  I have meditated, practiced yoga, and received body work for years and the effects of my own healing is shared in my work.  My goals focus on increasing relaxation, decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, and education.  Massage Therapy is an ancient art form that is extremely beneficial and healing…touch is our first basic human need. 

I highly recommend everyone receives massage.  We all have stress; however, the more we come back into balance the body and mind can heal.  I have healed my own back, knee, and shoulder injuries with Massage, Yoga, Bodywork, and Relaxation.  I continue to be inspired by the positive effects of Massage Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness in my own life and in the life of others.  



Benefits of Massage Therapy


* Increases Relaxation
* Reduces Stress
*Creates a feeling of overall "well-being"
*Increases Body Awareness
*Increases Circulation by manually increasing blood flow to muscles, nourishes cells, and aids in removing metabolic waste
*Increases Cellular Nutrition
*Decreases Edema and aids in Lymphatic Drainage
*Helps to break-up Muscle Fibers, adhesions and tight fascia, which aids in reducing scar tissue
*Improves Range of Motion in muscles and joint function
*Increases Flexibility
*Reduces Muscle Pain and Soreness
*Relieves Muscle Spasms
*Decreases Muscle Fatigue