Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Welcome to Integrative Health

Greetings! Welcome to my first post. With this blog I will be highlighting all things massage as well as the comings and goings of my practice, Integrative Health Massage Therapy.

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2004. I love what I do. It isn't really a job for me. How many people can say that their job is to make people feel better and it makes them feel better too? My path to massage started when I was 8 years old. A friend of my mother's had just returned home from massage school in Gainesville, FL. Eager to practice she offered my mother and I a free chair massage. The minute the massage began, I realized that "this" was what I wanted to do. It was a long road to get there, but now that I'm here I am so glad. I want to share this wonderful experience with others.

My practice is called Integrative Health Massage Therapy because I integrate different modalities into each session. Each client is unique and therefore deserves a unique experience. I specialize in fertility, prenatal, postnatal and women's health. I teach workshops in fertility, pain management for labor and infant massage. I enjoy teaching the workshops as much as massage because I can teach people to care for themselves. I believe strongly in giving someone something to take home so the benefits of the class or massage session does not end when they walk out the door.

Now, with this blog, I hope to reach even more people and teach them about massage and the wonderful gift of positive touch.