Keely | Level 3
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
"Besides my specialties, in the course of my treatments I also include my knowledge of myofascial release, passive stretching, positional release, contraction/relaxation, and breathing exercises. I treat every one of my clients on an individual basis because what works for some may not work for others. When with a client, I am focused and caring. My goal is to address your needs to the best of my abilities and cater my massage to support your health and well-being. I also like to send my clients home with tips on self-care that will further aide them in-between sessions.”
- Cortiva, 1000hr program. Graduated in 2010.
Most Experience Treating:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Posture of the upper body
- Pain/tension in the forearms and hands
"I had a client who was diagnosed with Snapping Hip Syndrome. When walking his dog, he would start to feel this pain in his hip which also produced a 'snapping' sound. It was caused by a very tight muscle in the leg. The tendon of this muscle was so tight that when walking, it caused the tendon to 'snap' over the bone that was moving under it.
"Over the course of eight weeks, I focused on treating the muscles of the lower leg and foot because they were out of alignment and causing strain at the hip joint. By the end of our treatments, we were able to see a physical difference in his lower leg and he experienced less pain while walking, and no longer heard the snapping sound."
What makes your massages unique?
"I take the time to listen so that I have a thorough understanding of what their needs are. I communicate with my clients if necessary during our session to find out what they are feeling in their body, which may help to bring awareness to our treatment and guide us in our approach. I also like to have fun, and laughter is a great way to ease tension and relax."
What Continued Education courses interest you?
- Prenatal Massage
- Lomi Lomi
- Structural Integration
- Hot Stone Massage
Completed Continued Education Courses:
- Cadaver anatomy
Additional Courses / Workshops:
- Daryel Outreach Program - working with Somalian women refugees
What do you most appreciate when receiving massage?
"I most appreciate a therapist that takes their time addressing my needs, and, if possible, locating the source of my pain. I think good communication between therapist and client is key. This way, the client feels heard, and the therapist's focus is the client's well-being."
What keeps you passionate about massage therapy?
"What keeps me passionate about massage therapy is seeing my clients return to me feeling less tension, experiencing more range of motion, and have a pep in their step. Knowing that I have aided them in their journey to feeling better makes me very happy and confident that I can help others."Keely Murphy, LMT MA60216999