I was first introduced to massage in 2004 and from the very beginning I knew it would be a life long relationship. Massage therapy became a passion for me, and with that came a better understanding that good health doesn’t just happen; it’s the result of a balanced life style. Proper sleep, nutrition, water, physical activity and a positive mental attitude are all essential to maintaining this balance. I believe therapeutic massage plays an essential role in enhancing overall health and in preventing illness and injury.

Being a massage therapist gives me great satisfaction. I whole-heartedly love what I do and it shows in my work. I approach each session with respect, honesty, empathy, experience and professionalism. There are few things better than offering pain relief to clients. Whether working post surgical or addressing a stressed out nervous system, helping people back to a healthier, happier state is what I’m all about.

There are many different modalities or styles of massage that can be used, each designed to evoke specific results such as relaxation, pain reduction and ease of movement. The basic massage strokes are similar from style to style. The difference is the intention, depth of pressure and focus. As an accomplished therapist, I have practical experience working with tension, chronic low back pain, sciatica, repetitive use injury and many other conditions. I gently stretch, pull, push and coax the tissue to relax, soften and flow back to its original watery nature. Myofascial Release, Cupping Therapy and stretching are some of the techniques I use as a compliment to massage with great results.

Our bodies depend upon hydration and movement to function. Water is life. Life is movement . Water circulating to regulate, nourish, oxygenate, lubricate, transport and expel. All is well, until it isn’t. We move without much thought to our liquidness until movement becomes hindered, interrupted by physical or emotional circumstances. Stress, dehydration, overuse and injury can inhibit movement both internally and externally, body and mind. Massage helps to keep you flowing, moving and feeling your best, and with ease of movement comes a better quality of life.

My experience has formed my professional perspective: individualized, preventative care using an array of healing practices. Regular massage and bodywork can be a preemptive strike against chronic conditions. The way I see it, we have two basic choices: the first is to incorporate massage into a healthy lifestyle; the second is to wait until experiencing pain before seeking treatment.  Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  

I invite you to consider regular massage as part of your healthy lifestyle. Allow yourself to experience and move the Way of Water. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to better health.

~ Jean   

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