Welcome to the Healing Hands and Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage Blog!
I plan to use this blog for all things related to our practice, therapists, massage and alternative care.
If you have been with me since my very humble beginnings, you KNOW how much my practice has grown in a VERY short time! Just 2 years ago I had starting to rent my own room within a clinic so that I could stop lugging that heavy table from house to house and give my body a much needed break. Little did I know, that was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made. Fast forward to 2014 and I have been joined by my husband, David, who finished massage school last August, and we are now in our own clinic and have 2 Independent Contractors working for us and 7 other massage therapist and cranial sacral therapists renting space in our building.
This could not have developed at a better time for me as this winter my battle with Fibromyalgia has taken on a whole new direction and I am being forced to cut back on the hours that I am physically able to give to my massage practice.
I want to assure each and every one of our clients at Healing Hands and Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage that we have your kneads (needs) covered with our fantastic therapists!
The first thing I need you to do is ask yourself a very important question... What is the most important trait that you look for in a massage therapist?
For me, the answer to that question is easy.... I am looking for three main things: confidence, skill and professionalism. I am looking for a therapist that especially exudes confidence and professionalism.
I am not worried about the gender of my therapist. Their specialties may come into play sometimes, but most of the time I am wanting someone that can adjust to me, the client, and what I am looking for in that moment. Someone that will listen to me, adjust pressure according to my needs and who will give me an incredibly relaxing session. These are the qualities I expect in those therapists that work at Healing Hands and Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage.... these are the qualities that you can be assured of for your massage at our office.
I often get asked about the therapists who work for David and I and what their styles are, how their pressure is and if they "are as good as you". That last question always makes David laugh... but here is a breakdown of the styles and pressure capabilities to help you make an informed decision about the perfect Healing Hands and Bodyworks therapist for you.
David - loves to take you through the motions of getting an A+ massage each and every time! He loves the client that gives him "something to work on".... He is very active in his style and loves to do neck, shoulder and lower back work. He can adjust his pressure from medium to very deep if needed.
MaryBeth - another active style massage therapist who loves to figure out the puzzle of what is going on within your body to cause the dysfunction and pain. MB incorporates a lot of stretches into her massage sessions and hasn't met a trigger point or adhesion that she can't untangle. Her pressure can range from the lighter side of medium to very deep if needed.
Holly - has a much more passive style to her massage session (a lot like me) and is hoping to specialize in oncology massage. She has a natural light to medium pressure but can also go deeper if needed to release trigger points and stubborn adhesions.
I also have a passive style to my massage sessions but have been known to do stretches, work trigger points, and give a frozen shoulder or sciatica problem "a run for its money". I prefer to work at a light to medium pressure and can do deeper pressure only where needed. I am not particularly fond of the client who wants to hurt during their session....
I hope this helps a little in picking the perfect therapist for your next massage session with us. We look forward to working with you soon!
Yours in health,