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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.

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