Massage has the same effects on the brain as mindful meditation. Massage manually manipulates muscles, warms and softens fascia, increases blood flow, improves joint mobility, and puts the mind in a place of peace and comfort as the parasympathetic nervous system is activated.
I believe the body has the tools to heal itself when it is given a space of allowing and a space free of judgement. My massage is a practice where massage therapist and client come together in a quiet place of nurture to experience a therapeutic touch. Too often we are trying to force change on our body, we label the issues and force change on them in an effort to fix them. Your body has all the capabilities to fix and heal itself. When a person is taken to a place of relaxation and allowed to relax, their body is given a quiet space to heal. In this state, with the nutrients the blood brings to the tissues, real healing can occur. My studio space is where I can offer a place of healing for your mind, body and spirit.
How I Began My Journey to Massage
In 2003 I was on a trek in Thailand when I twisted my ankle so badly I couldn’t put weight on it. One of the guides sat me down and did massage on my ankle and foot firmly and painfully but after a few minutes of treatment I was able to continue the trek and hike another day. That trek taught me the true healing power of touch. I have always been called to offer healing to others and I am also grateful for the strength and ability of my hands, the human hand is such an amazing instrument. I immediately signed up to learn Thai massage. It was a natural step to take, another art form, another skill, that I could use to serve and help others.
In 2010 I attended the NC School of Advanced Bodywork and have been a licensed massage therapist ever since. The NC School of Advanced Bodywork focused on structural balancing and neuromuscular therapy, treating the source of the pain and limitation instead of chasing pain. I integrate Thai Massage in all of my table work. Massage school taught me the true connectedness of the mind, body, and spirit and how massage can benefit all three. I’m happy to be offering massage therapy in Roanoke, VA.