Have you ever left a massage feeling even more stressed because your therapist talked on and on about their problems, made you uncomfortable with personal questions or even asked you for advice? Maybe your massage therapist did let you relax but you still felt disappointed because they only spent five minutes on your problem area. I can guarantee you, there is a better massage out there!
At Ascension, my number one goal is to listen to not only what your body is telling me but also to what you are telling me. I conduct a very thorough intake so I can prioritize my time to provide the most effective massage. I have many different tools in my tool belt including trigger point therapy, massage cupping and facilitated stretching to help relieve pain or tension in the problem areas.
I understand that some people like to relax during a massage and do not want to talk. Others prefer to unwind by talking. I always take the patient's lead on this and respect each patient's preference. The same goes for music. I have Spotify music player so if at any time, you would prefer to listen to something else, let me know. Trust me, massage therapists get tired of listening to nature sounds and ambient flute music all day too!
During the session, I really tune in to what the body is telling me, feeling for tense muscles, fascia, trigger points and restricted range of motion. I also use minimal lotion so that my massage can be very slow and specific. This allows me to layer in to the deeper musculature without slipping all over and to provide a "deep tissue massage" in a much more gentle, effective and safe way. I am a massage therapist who really listens to and cares about each patient. I would be honored to help you break the pain cycle, reclaim your body and your life.