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As I am sitting here looking towards the latter half of September- I am quite in awe of life at this point. I am trying to organize and plan and prepare for at least the near future (6 months). This includes spending quality time with my family over the holidays, seeing 25+ clients per week, added to trips to St. Louis, Missouri,  Houston, Texas, and West Palm Beach, Florida. I am very humbled by these opportunities. Ahead are chances to grow, learn, explore and share in more positive stories of change in people's lives.

Vacation Notice

Just an update to let you know that I will be on vacation from 8/10-8/14. If you call for an appointment and I do not reply within 24 hours (which I usually try to do) that is the reason why! :)
 
September schedule is put together and filling up fast! :)

Summer is flying by!

I am having a hard time believing how fast this summer is going by, and I am completely humbled by how busy I have been with clients lately! But there have been several phenomenal experiences as well. I am hoping to update my testimonials page very soon!
 
I will have to adjust my schedule to fit your needs as my clients, and mine as a practitioner- so that you continue to get the experience you have come to expect from your session! :)
 
Beginning in September, I will not be working as many evenings to spend time with my family, and I am in the process of setting up appointments for that month.

What to Expect?

I have been asked several times by clients lately, "How would you describe what you do to someone who hasn't experienced it before?" They seem to be at a loss when trying to tell someone else what I did for them!
 
I have thought about this a great deal, and the time is right to try and explain what you can expect from a session with me.
 
I will be the first one to tell you that from the first moment, your session is not going to be like "a regular massage." I can do those and I do when needed, but a body tends to express where it wants the focus to be at, and I try to accomodate that (as this is what will give you the most relief and relaxation by the end of the session!

Working hard...have you missed me?

I will be adding a few things to this webpage which will hopefully make it easier for you all to keep track of me!
 
I will be adding a schedule- week by week (or month by month, depending on which turns out to be easier) so you know what location I will be at, and the times I have available for appointments.
 
I have been hard at work making both spaces (Pewamo and Ann Arbor) I practice in feel inviting and cozy, not just for you, but for me as well!
 
The holiday season is fast approaching- (I will be the first to declare that I cannot believe how fast this year has literally flown by for me!

What has got you down?

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression from too much stress that you can't seem to handle on your own? Do you want to avoid the option of taking medicine daily to "control" the symptoms? This may be a great alternative for you! 
 
An integrated massage therapy session with me and my ability to see around an issue can help you manage these and many other feelings that can trap and overwhelm you! After a session, you will feel more balanced, more in control of your own perspective, and possibly find energy you probably haven't felt in a while!

Realistic Expectations

True healing rarely comes in one form alone and it is a cumulative process to achieve. Many of my clients do not like taking daily pills, so they choose massage therapy, natural doctors, and chiropracters to help them avoid this. But it is Medicine vs. Massage? No-  it is just not so simple.  
 
If you get a prescription, the doctor tells you to take "x" number of pills and take them until they are gone. This is to achieve that cumulative effect.

CranioSacral Therapy

Many people have never heard of Craniosacral Therapy, but those who have may say it's good but aren't sure why. Those who have experienced a CST session though, swear by this therapy! And for good reason.
 
The general premise behind craniosacral work is to free up restrictions found in the lining of the cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds our brain and spinal cord). Why is this so important? No one questions the fact that a head injury can change a person's behavior pattern.

Therapeutic Massage Uses

Therapeutic Massage- sometimes referred to as deep tissue massage (and no, it is NOT just swedish relaxation massage with more pressure) has many different uses.
 
If you suffer from chronic (recurring often or never ending) back, neck, or shoulder pain or chronic headaches- your core muscles are at least a part, if not completely, the cause of it. AndYES, you can find relief. The most common phrase I hear (especially with low back pain) from clients is, "I guess I just have to live with it.

Why Get Massage?

When most people think of getting a massage, it is usually to relax. While this is definitely a suitable expectation, massage therapy can offer the body so many more benefits than that!
 
Along with a feeling of relaxation, massage also:
*activates the Parasympathetic nervous system (the opposite of the "flight or fight" sympathetic nervous system)
*increases blood circulation
*promotes metabolic waste elimination
*improves the flow of nutrients & oxygen to cells
*decreases inflammation