Pin & Stretch
Ashmead, graduated in 2008.
“I have a passion for healing others through touch and energy work. I really do love people and it shines through in massage therapy! I love to see people heal from the skin into their spirit. I aim to leave my clients with feelings of wholeness and feeling light, knowing someone cares and is invested in their care and recovery.”
Plantar Fasciitis, Myofascial Release, Whiplash, Headaches, Aromatherapy, Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing, Crystal Therapy, Meditation, Color Therapy (Reiki), and Shadow Work (inner child healing).
“I have had healthcare workers who are stressed with headaches completely recover from pain and gain new tools in their toolbox for dealing with stress. I have helped a future mother prepare for birth and balancing work and home through massage, crystals, and meditation.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR MASSAGES UNIQUE?
“My massage is unique because I am an intuitive healer. I am able to gauge pressure very well. I use deep breathing and consistent pressure. I also integrate Reiki into the massage if the client is open to it. I always ask for permission; communication is very important. Color therapy and affirmations help aid in guided meditation along with crystal therapy. This helps my clients feel whole and recharged! It helps release muscle holding patterns, which means less pain, better range of motion, and better sleep. I also incorporate deep tissue and trigger point therapy with firm pressure.”
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING?
Craniosacral, Reiki III & IV, Hot Stones, and Cupping.
WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES HAVE YOU ALREADY COMPLETED?
Doula, Reiki I & II, Erica Dalton Upper Body Modalities, Qi Gong.
WHAT DO YOU MOST APPRECIATE WHEN RECEIVING MASSAGE?
“A firm touch. Someone who is also intuitive and aware of themselves, so they are not hurting their body or spirit. Use of good draping. Head massage is a must. Someone who makes sure to listen to my needs or limits. Communicative – checking in with me every once in a while.”
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MASSAGE?
“Seeing and feeling immediate results – relaxing others relaxes me. I’ve learned a lot from clients I have treated! Being spiritually inclined and curious about mind, body, and spirit fusion.”