Longevity is a community-driven business intent on sharing our knowledge and expertise in preventative medicine, personal health goals, stress relief and fitness through massage, bodywork & movement therapy. Beyond simply feeling good, massage is an excellent tool for the maintenance of your health and prevention of sickness. It works in conjunction with fitness routines, general health goals and treats acute and chronic injuries. here are a fw other benefits.
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When most people think of massage they think of soft music and relaxation, I think of freedom of movement. For the past 17 years as a therapist my work has evolved more and more into the understanding of functional mobility,and how injury, inactivity, and pain can create more than just bad posture but also negatively affect your quality of life,...your psychology. I learned this from personal injury experience, and have been through the in's and out's of pain management. This truly is the basis of my passion as a bodywork therapist and through massage therapy have found in helping others through their pain and rehabilitation, I have effectively helped my own.
My education was based at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland Or. in 2000. Since, I have geeked out through continuing education courses that have given me a wealth of knowledge in kinetic movement and pain reduction therapies.
I will perform any therapy that you ask of me including soft music and relaxation, but will admit how much I enjoy the more medical, clinical and therapeutic end of bodywork and maybe a little zepplin.
I combine a majority of my studies in my sessions, some of my modalities include:
Advanced Myofascial connective tissue therapy, functional movement therapy, joint mobilization, deep tissue therapeutic,structural integration, trigger point therapy, thai massage, shiatsu, jin shin do & tui na acupressure, reflexology, neuromuscular release therapy, polarity, craniosacral therapy & relaxation/swedish massage.
My introduction to studying the body and complementary care began with a yoga class. I was instantly fascinated by the power of breath, alignment and movement; challenging myself in finding balance and relaxation in each pose. My mission in massage therapy, is to aid clients reach their full healing potential. With a compassionate and holistic approach, I tailor sessions to fit the unique needs of each individual.
As a Minnesota native, I came to live in the Pacific Northwest with an appreciation for the mountains and skiing. I graduated from North Idaho Massage Academy in Sandpoint spring of 2017. Focusing on the mind-body connection I stride to promote the natural healing process of the body.
Modalities which I practice: Craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, as well as muscle energy techniques, and massage cupping.
I got involved in the art of massage because I am so fascinated with how the body works and how just the touch of massage can change how the body feels and moves. In my practice I like to keep my focus on how to treat the body of its injuries and bring it back to balance. I believe the body has its own way of communicating its pain and discomfort so I like to listen and put all the puzzles pieces back together for an overall better experience with massage and to improve your overall health and quality of life.
I attended Carrington College in Spokane Washington where all my focus was based on clinical approaches to the art of massage. I view this type of massage as a way for me to help eliminate pain and increase mobility for anyone who just wants to go back to their old self.
The types of massage I am certified in are deep tissue, myofascial release, pregnancy, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, reflexology, tui na acupressure, lymphatic drainage, and relaxation/Swedish massage.
I came to the world of massage therapy because I am fascinated by the human body and intrigued by its injuries and compensations. In my practice I enjoy the challenge of finding the patterns and connections of both function and dysfunction to assist my clients in reaching whatever individual goals they bring to the table. I view the body as a puzzle of functioning units, interdependent, that work best in balance with one another.
I went to school at Three Oaks Academy and Integrative Therapy Clinic in Boise, ID where I focused on clinical approaches to massage therapy. I view it as a way to broaden the capacities of our heath care system as well as to bridge the gap between physical and mental or emotional health.
I use deep tissue techniques of connective tissue/ myofascial release, neuromuscular / trigger point therapy, movement/ joint range of motion, and lymphatic drainage while maintaining a relaxing approach.