|About Therapeutic Massage|
I have no pressing health problems, what can massage do
for me? Massage is a wonderful way to help
a healthy body stay that way. The relaxed physical state that massage induces,
combined with the benefits of increased circulation, elimination of waste
products in the muscles, and improved nutrition to the skin, organs, muscles and
bones helps maintain a balanced physical state.
What can I expect in my
first massage? We will ask you a few questions on relevant medical
history and what you are seeking from the treatment. You will relax on a padded
massage table, draped in a sheet or towel to stay warm. Often we will focus on
two or three areas throughout the session. Sometimes we simply do a general
stress reducing treatment. We may integrate many soothing modalities to
compliment our hands-on work.
What is your training? I began my career in 1986, practicing in N.Y.C. In 1988, I graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, FL. At the time I received my N.Y. license to practice massage. For 12 years I worked & taught at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, N.Y. (the largest holistic health institute in the U.S.). Additionally, I spent 6 years working in a Physical Therapy clinic in Carnegie Hall in N.Y. Overall I have done approximately 12,000 treatments over the past 17 years. I currently practice and teach in Northampton, Ma.