Integrative Therapeutic Massage

Massage may seem like a luxury and a treat, but it is truly an investment in the self.

Clients regularly comment on feeling grounded, calm, or more mindful after a session, allowing them to move through their days with greater ease.

I believe the body has innate healing abilities.

 Many approaches can support the body’s efforts to heal.

What does that look like?

Massage is often described as the manipulation (by hand) of muscles or other soft tissues to release tension. There are multiple ways to address those tissues; gliding strokes, kneading, or applying friction to name a few. Sometimes, a gentle hold is all that is needed to ease tension. Pressure can vary between massage modalities and practitioners.

While that definition of massage works, I think it leaves out much of what massage can offer. Much of my work targets distress brought on by anxiety and stress. I see these play out in muscle tension, aches and pains, trouble sleeping, headaches, high blood pressure, low energy, and depression.

Because healing comes from different methods, I integrate a variety of them in different ways. I use Swedish massage, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), cranial-sacral therapy, and scar management approaches.

Your needs may change from session to session. Massage care is designed to meet you where you are on any given day.

People access their healing mechanisms in different ways. Integrative Massage Therapy is a partnership. My intention is to hold space for you to be present to yourself, to give attention to your body, and to help you discover, or rediscover, your own restorative capacity.

Finally, my work is not remedial or orthopedic in nature. I do not treat musculoskeletal injuries or acute musculoskeletal pain. If you are looking for deep or structural bodywork, I may not be the therapist for you, but I can recommend several other physical therapists and massage therapists who do have that focus.