Sometimes referred to as ‘Lazy Man’s Yoga’, Thai Yoga Massage is designed to address flexibility, movement and discomfort. Performed fully clothed, most often on a comfortable mat on the floor, TYM can become your next favorite thing. While I’ve studied three different philosophies over the years, I find that utilizing techniques that are appropriate for each person is more meaningful than getting caught up in dogma.
The most beneficial sessions seem to be when we are taken to a limit and remaining there until the limit changes. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like ‘good’ Thai massage as a receiver! The added bonus of being fully clothed makes it a great option for folks who would otherwise shy away from bodywork.
Session are 60 or 90 Minutes long and are done with no lotion or oil. (Great if you have to get back to work.)
How I Ended Up Here (Part1)I’m not the most graceful human being. Not by a long shot.
In fact the only time that I’m centered, calm and coordinated is during your massage. Add to this that I grew up with brothers who thought putting me in suitcase and throwing sliding me down the stairs, or using our backyard hammock as slingshot with me as the human ammunition led to some interesting landings.
By the time I was in my late teens I was suffering almost daily with neck pain and headaches. Relief was elusive and a chiropractor I was working with shortly after a face plant gave me a corker of a whiplash injury (that’s a good story, another day, though)suggested that I see the massage therapist who he’d recently hired to ‘supplement’ his work.
One session and I was a believer!
For years I’d been searching for relief and it finally came in the form of therapeutic massage. A few years later I was studying for my license to become a therapist. I love working with folks living who are in pain. I know you. Heck, I AM you.
Loads of continuing study in pain science, kinesiology and super fancy therapy modalities later, every time someone knew comes into see me for an initial assessment, I think of my first experience with massage. It continues to shape how I cultivate compassion for those living with chronic pain and drives me to learn everyday.
“When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not.” -Yoda
I joke with my colleagues. ” I’ve been doing this so long, my first business cards were stone tablets!”
Not completely accurate, but close. I love that the internet and social media allow me connect with you even when you aren’t on my table. The learning curve is steep to be sure, but I’m enjoying the challenge of stretching myself to try things I never have before. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to delegate all of this online marketing stuff to a really smart 12 year old and spend my time and money on getting certified in Ashiatsu or Thai Massage in Thailand! Alas, here we are. And that’s where you come in…
If I’ve been able to help you resolve or manage chronic pain, provided you comfort via safe touch, or been a small piece in your journey of self care and better health, I’d like to ask you to tell others.
If you could, take a few moments and leave a review onGoogle, Facebook or Massagebook, so that others can find me and I can help them also, I would be so grateful!
Thank you for rolling with me through the move, crazy big growth and all of the great support you’ve shown this past year. Here’s to YOU and an amazing 2017!
I come from a long line of small business owners, so I’m no stranger to the challenges involved. It’s all worth it, of course because I have the freedom to provide my clients with what they need with no arbitrary or self-limiting rules.
I don’t charge more for ‘deep-tissue’ massage or extra tools like hydrotherapy or essential oils. I’d rather have Google business reviews than gratuities. I want my clients to get exactly what they need from each session. Having a practice of my own allows those freedoms and many more.
All that build up for this:
After loads of searching, I have found a lovely space to share with fellow therapist in this amazing location in downtown Oakwood!! It is so convenient and quiet, and I am just thrilled.
I cannot wait to start seeing clients in this comfortable space and I’m sure this growth will allow me to provide all of you with even more awesome! Book an appointment soon to see what all of the fuss is about!