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What's the difference between massage and bodywork?

When I use the word "massage", I refer to treatment in which the whole body is taken into consideration and treated, creating a holistic experience for the client. "Bodywork" refers to treatment in which I address specific injuries or issues in the body. In these sessions, some areas of the body will not be addressed so that more time can be spent on the specific issues.

How often should I come in for treatment?

For general maintenance, monthly visits are optimal. That way, any physical issues can be addressed before they become embedded in the body. I do work with a number of clients who come in more frequently - people who use their bodies in their work, who engage in regular workout activities or who want to give more regular attention to optimize their health.

I work out regularly - would bodywork be useful?

I work with cyclists, swimmers, martial artists and many folks who work out regularly. Bodywork and massage helps their bodies recover and repair from any scar tissues and adhesions that may develop in the muscle tissue. When you exert a lot of physical energy, it's important to take care of things at the other end.

Why do I have lower back pain if all I do is work at a desk and computer?

Lower back pain is often the end result of tightness in other muscle groups. When you're at a computer many hours in the day, the hip flexors (front and top of the leg), gluteal (or butt) muscles and rotators tend to get "locked". When that happens, lower back pain is often the result. Prolonged sitting in one position - often with less than optimal posture - can also be a culprit.