Am I the Right Massage Therapist for You?

It can be hard to figure out who the best Massage Therapist for you is.  Several years ago, I wrote a post entitled Choosing a Massage Therapist to help you decide. I’ve grown as a therapist since then, so I thought an update was in order. If you haven’t read that post, this sums it up:

What really separates one Massage Therapist from another is what they are good at. No Massage Therapist is good at everything. Be wary if they say they are. As they say: “jack of all trades, master of none.” For this reason, I think one of the most important things to think about when choosing a Massage Therapist is the reason you are getting a massage.So think about your needs before you start your search. People seek massage for all sorts of reasons, from needing help with a specific injury to wanting to feel pampered.

Am I the Right Massage Therapist for You?

Over the years, I’ve become really good with two things: Massage for Stress and Oncology Massage.

Massage for Stress

This is a bit vague, I mean everyone is stressed, right? Allow me to clarify. I might be the right Massage Therapist for you if any of these statements sound like you:

  • You feel like you’re always rushing around trying to get everything done.
  • You say things like “I carry tension in my neck and shoulders” or “I’m just a stressful person.”
  • You’re exhausted, but you keep going anyway, thinking “when this life event happens [my kids are older, when this big project at work is over or when they hire more help at the office], then I will actually take care of myself.”
  • You’re a hard worker, and you know you could use a break, but you often find yourself saying I need to get this “one more thing” done until you’re completely worn out and you collapse on your couch and spend your evening mindlessly staring at whatever’s on TV.
  • You’re burnt-out, but you can’t rest. You just don’t know how to relax.

Single Integrative Massage (or Ashiatsu) Sessions are designed to allow you to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Custom programs are available to help you get off the hamster wheel of stress.

Massage for Support During Cancer Treatment

Cancer and cancer treatments can be rough. Oncology Massage Sessions are designed to support you during this time. Sometimes a typical massage session could you leave you feeling worse. As an Oncology Massage Therapist, I’m always working to see how much more I can do with massage therapy to best support you, so you leave feeling better than when you came in.

Basically, Oncology Massage is designed to help you feel good at a time when nothing feels good.

Trouble Finding an Appointment

If either of these sound like what you need, but you can’t find a time on the scheduler, send me an email at karyn@balancechampaign.com with some times you’re looking for and maybe we can make it work.