Where east meets west massage therapy
Therapeutic massage and Bodywork in Santa Rosa, CA
With a range of modalities,
strong academic background
and skilled intuition, I can move from geriatric massage to sports and injury rehab, to total relaxation.
Q: Are we able to do massage during the Covid pandemic?
A: Admittedly, Covid has changed our lives. The contact nature of massage therapy was not considered safe for months. As 2020 progressed, massage therapy became available under
specific protocols. For instance, for a while, medical massage was allowed in an office with notes from a doctor and under strict disinfecting and other Covid-safe protocols. Massage was allowed outdoors under Covid protocols. Near the end of October 2020, the State of CA began allowing office massage again under strict guidelines. If interested, you can read those guidelines here: https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-expanded-personal-care-services--en.pdf
As of March 2021, covid restrictions to most businesses have been loosened, but strict adherence to all safety protocols must be followed. I will have a phone interview/intake with each prospective client first to determine safety protocols can be met, then will send out a Covid form to be completed before the appointment. Both I and my clients are to wear masks, sanitize hands, etc.
Q: What types of massage do you do?
A: I have trained in a wide variety of modalities, including:
Deep tissue Cranial-sacral (not certified)
Sports massage Injury rehabilitation
Trigger Point Pregnancy massage
Geriatric massage Swedish
Reflexology Positional releases and unwinding
Myofascial Release Chair massage
I also work on spiritual, shamanic, energy and chakra levels. Through the continuum of my practice, I have learned how spirit and soul are intertwined with our bodies. I have studied shamanism, chakras and the energy body, clear-seeing and healing on deep spiritual levels.
I combine my massage training with spiritual intuition, allowing me to individually tailor each and every session.
THIS IS WHY I CALL MY PRACTICE "WHERE EAST MEETS WEST."
Q: How often should I receive massage?
A: People vary on their intervals. Some have a session every week, especially if they have an acute problem they are trying to address, or come for maintaining their health and vitality. In times of high stress, it is good to remember to take care of yourself this way.
Others come every two weeks, every three weeks or once a month. I and my clients have learned over the years that, if you're trying to INCREASE your level of functioning, once a month may not be enough.
Think of it as peeling the layers away from an onion. If you have a muscular issue that's been nagging you for months or even years, the cumulative effects of massage therapy don't get a chance to take hold if sessions are weeks apart. I always tell folks, if you really want to work on a particular problem, I'd rather see someone once or even twice a week for a short span of time, rather than the same number of times spread out over months. You won't see the same positive effect the latter way.
Our bodies have muscle and emotional memory. We learn to hold ourselves in particular patterns. Regular massage helps re-educate our brains AND our bodies to establish healthy patterns.