If you're on this page, you might be asking yourself, is Knead to Run the right place for me?
First, no you do not HAVE to be a runner to be a Knead to Run client (although the majority of my clients are.) Many of my clients are very active people though, whether it's hiking, swimming, cross-fit or you like to walk several miles a day around your neighborhood.
I help clients take action on their self-care so they can clearly align their fitness goals with their dreams and desires. I help you uncover what drives and motivates you to get up at 4 am to run 20 miles in the dark so you can.
Ask yourself if you're looking for a body worker who values evidence based research but also relies on her intuition? I'm the PB to your J if you respect that I have and hold boundaries. If you understand that I cannot "fix" you because you're not broken. I am a facilitator to aid in your body's own healing ability.
This is a partnership and I am just as invested in your success as you are. I am your cheerleader, your advocate and occasional truth-bomber.
If you read that and know I'm talking about you, you're in the right place.
But, if what I'm saying doesn't resonate with you, that's ok. It just means there's a different massage therapist out there for you and I would love to help connect you to them because I believe that everybody deserves massage.
You know it's a good fit if...
You understand that self-care is a necessary part of your recovery plan and you're willing to go the extra mile to not just schedule but commit to regular body work. I have ADHD and that means I thrive on structure and planning. I know I am more productive, more organized and less overwhelmed when I have a plan and I'm a big old hot mess express if I just try and "wing it." Winging it doesn't work for ADHD, it also doesn't work for a self-care routine. You need to make it a priority. Making it a priority item means that you don't let excuses get in the way. We'll be a perfect fit if you are willing to commit because know that investing in your self-care is not an option and it's one that pays huge dividends in other areas of your life, not just your training recovery.
You know that working with me means more than one session. Especially if you're a first time client. Whether it's a long term chronic injury like plantar fasciitis or an acute pain from sleeping wrong, getting to a therapeutic level takes time. If I just plow into your tissue I could cause more pain, injury and you wouldn't like me very much. I try and get your there as quickly as your body allows me to, but it will take time. It just does. It often takes longer than you think it should and sometimes there will be setbacks. You might have the urge to quit because you think it should be healed already. Trust me, I know a thing or two about impatience. We may have to try a couple different things before we know what your body responds to best. We're a perfect fit if you're willing to be flexible with your timeline and trust the process.
You're committed to continuing the work outside of the treatment room. I can only do so much in a session so it is imperative that you be willing to do your homework to maintain and truly experience all the benefits of our work together.
You're willing to unlearning some of the erroneous things you've been told by previous massage and body work professionals. Things like you need to drink water after a massage to flush out toxins or that deep tissue massage means you need to feel bruised and battered for a week to be effective. I know these people meant well, and when I was a young, green massage therapist I probably told people things just like this, but thanks to science we know that's not how this works.
I hope we are a good fit and if we are, I look forward to meeting you soon.