My journey as a massage therapist began in the mid 1980s. The experience of a soothing touch, along with the incredible relaxation experience, was the catalyst that sparked my inspiration in learning how to become a massage therapist.
2023 marks my 36th year of practicing massage full time. Throughout my career, I have used in my practice a mix of deep pressure styles of massage such as neuromuscular, trigger point and sports massage, but have now discontinued practicing these deep styles and now offer the “lighter side” of massage by way of Relaxing Therapeutic Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Cupping Therapies.
My ideal massage client is someone who is in good health and either seeks general muscular tension relief and stress reduction, as well as clients seeking post operative care from cosmetic surgery and joint replacement procedures.
I do not massage the elderly nor people with serious illnesses or chronic diseases. For example, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation and recent cancer survivors.
My practice is located within a safe and quiet mixed residential/business neighborhood on the northern end of Peachtree Dunwoody Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
I also share an office with a chiropractor and there is amble free parking located directly in front of the office, so you drive up and walk right in!
You can expect a clean, professional and quiet massage setting with up to date massage equipment, with a wide and sturdy stationary table for large and tall folks and specialized cushions for women with amble sized breasts. Your comfort is important!
Once in the massage room and after you share with me your concerns and how you would like to feel after receiving your massage, I get busy with making sure your comfort needs are in place and the temperature in the room and music are just right. The massage lotion is warmed to body temperature and is a professional non-greasy, unscented and non-staining. I do not use oils.
As you get settled onto the massage table and feel the warmth and cushy support beneath you, I invite you to breathe deeply and allow the rhythm of your breath to slow your thoughts and relax your body. At this point, communicating whether or not the pressure I am applying is to your liking is encouraged and at any other time during the massage.
I allow my hands to do the talking and refrain from social commentary or complaining. I encourage you to do the same. After all it’s your Stress Break… and meant to be your moment of relaxation and wellness.