I know your struggles, I understand pain — intimately. I have suffered for years with chronic hip and back pain. I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis at the ripe old age of 26 by 45 I was bone on bone in my right hip. In December of 2013 I had a total hip replacement after years in pain. It was the best decision I made for my health and wellness. Before the surgery massage was one of the treatments I sought to help me with pain relief and there were the added benefits of a mental calmness that got me through my anxiety, depression, and anger.
I have focused my adult life on healthy living and fitness. Even with the back pain, hip pain and the loss of mobility I continued to be active to the best of my ability. I truly believe in the power of exercise. It boosts your spirits, clears your mind, builds self-esteem and is great for keeping the girlish figure 🙂 I start every day with a work out of some fashion.
As licensed massage practitioner I help people with their self-care, chronic pain, and stress relief. I assist them in learning how to manage their pain and reclaim their bodies. I believe that self-care is a team activity. You may need to add a new exercise, incorporate a stretching routine, and change your work station along with massage therapy on a regular basis.
A lot of massage therapist treat relaxation massage and clinical treatment massage as two completely different things. If you ask for treatment work, you get one type of service, and if you ask for relaxation, you get another type of service. The treatment massage can be so overly focused and painful it doesn’t provide lasting improvement. The relaxation massage feels nice but it doesn’t address functional goals or lead to any notable changes.
It’s frustrating to see this, to really help we have to combine clinical technique with therapies that induce deep relaxation. To be gently eased into a more comfortable state of being while addressing the areas of discomfort with a therapeutic approach.
What I offer at Peaceful Strength Massage Therapy is individual service. Each massage, each appointment is for the individual and their needs of the day. Every massage uses a variety of massage techniques that I have been trained in. I believe a good massage is more about the client therapist relationship that you build than about the building, the smelly oils, the candles and the fancy titled serviced offered. If good physical and mental health is a priority for you give Peaceful Strength Massage Therapy a try.