I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years now, long before it became mainstream.
Along the way, I also learned that preventing injury is nearly as important as helping to heal injuries. I have worked with top athletes, physical therapists, chiropractors and health practitioners of all forms in order to build a well-rounded scope and knowledge.
For most people, getting a massage is a great way to relax, for others, it serves as a pain and stress reliever. Massage is all of these things and more. In people with high stress careers and family lives, unreleased stress will cause toxins to build up in their system. Those toxins will settle in one place and cause constant, nagging discomfort. Regular massage will keep those toxins from building up in their body and keep that nagging pain away.
Several years ago now, I realized by the time I saw many of my clients, they were already in pain. I needed to find a way to help them keep their bodies strong, and their minds clear. I learned Pilates for core strength, and Tai Chi, for mind and body health. I studied different supplements, and tried herbs to help soothe pain.
As the clients I have worked with for so many years have begun to age, I have expanded the scope of my business to include helping them continue to have the best quality of life possible. I still work with them using massage, Pilates and Tai Chi, but I also recognize there are things that bodies can no longer do as well as they once did, no matter how well we take care of them, so I help them do those things. My career continues to evolve and grow, as do I.