- Lakeside School of Massage, 2011
Specialties or Training
- Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping
Favorite Massage Modalities
Philosophy of Healing
For those clients who are seeking out massage therapy for the purpose of reducing muscle tension and/or pain, I believe that teamwork between the massage therapist and the client, as well as proper client education, are the keys to faster and long-lasting results. As massage therapists, providing relief through therapeutic hands-on massage treatments is only part of our jobs. It is also critical that we empower our clients to try to help themselves by educating them about their bodies and making proper recommendations for self-care activities that should consistently be done between massage sessions. If the client and the massage therapist work together and both do their part, there is a much greater chance that there will be a positive outcome for the client.
Exceptional Client Results
A client began seeing me because she injured her low back moving a desk. We began with some therapeutic work to her low back, hips, glutes and hamstrings and after her first session I made some recommendations. In addition to regular massage treatments, I recommended certain exercises to help her strengthen weak muscles, a foam roller to roll out her back and glutes at home and I also made a recommendation for a book in which a section of it focuses on self-care exercises for the low back. The client saw me weekly for therapeutic massage treatments for the first month and then 2x per month after that. She also bought the book, did the exercises, used a foam roller and after a couple of months her low back issues were resolved.
- "The staff members at Elements Massage are all so friendly and accomodating. Andrea did a great job and whent above and beyond to ensure i had a relaxing and beneficial massage. 10/10 would recommend"
- "Andrea! She's a wonderful therapist, a truly nice person and very pleasant to spend time with. She's caring yet very professional. I would not go to just any therapist. She's one of a kind."
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