"I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I'm still looking for ideas." ~ Anonymous
So how did I get here?
I remember my first experience with sports massage. It was the 2005 Reach the Beach relay race. I and my fellow students provided massage for 7 straight hours. Afterwards I was exhausted, but I realized how much I really loved working with athletes.
Fast forward to 2018 and I am now in my 12th year as a massage therapist and in that time I've really honed in on the type(s) of clients I enjoy working with and who get the most out of their sessions with me.
I particularly enjoy working with athletes, more specifically, runners and cyclists. I have developed sessions unique to addressing the specific muscle groups these athletes use, to keep them injury free. I also specialize in plantar fasciitis.
I'm a huge fan of goal setting. When receiving massage, it's helpful to know what is your goal? Is it to be able to run your first half marathon? Is it to get rid of daily/weekly headaches? or is it simply to relieve a little stress? Whatever your reason, we can work together to help you meet that goal.
Initially, most new clients will see me for a series of appointments close together.
Sometimes that's 2-3 appointments sometimes it's 12-15 and that is important because we are trying to undo chronic patterns that created the pain in the first place.
After I've spent 60 minutes or more relaxing and unwinding your muscles, your brain is going to realize that something has changed and want to send a signal to the muscles to tighten up and return to their previous state, which is why sometimes 24-48 hours after a massage your pain comes back.
Depending on how chronic of an issue and whether or not there are other underlying factors will determine how many sessions are needed or whether it's better to refer you out to another clinician.
In addition to your regular massage, I strongly encourage the use of tools and at home stretches to help you in between sessions for best results.
I am also a proud member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the New England Sports Medicine Council and occasional contributor to the Massage Business Blueprint.
Got a question for me? you can email firstname.lastname@example.org