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Allison was drawn to massage therapy because she always wanted to be involved with athletes, like physical therapy. She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and believes it is just as beneficial for sore tight muscles. To relax the mind, calm the nerves, and be present in the moment, is just as important to releasing pain in our muscles.
Allison loves to go to the gym to keep her body strong, as well as relaxing on the beach with some meditation.
What drew you to massage therapy?
I was drawn to massage therapy because I always wanted to do something with athletes like physical therapy. When my step dad was passing from cancer in 2011, I started thinking about massage therapy and benefits for cancer patients. And now I have learned how beneficial it is for everyone.
What type of massage do you specialize in?
I specialize in Swedish and deep tissue with an instinct to get to the source of the pain, incorporating trigger point.
Why would you choose this type of massage?
I believe Swedish and relaxation massage is just as beneficial for our sore tight muscles, as deep tissue and trigger point can be. To relax the mind, calm the nerves and be present in the moment, is just as important to releasing pain in our muscles.
How do your talents benefit your patients?
My patients have told me I have healing hands and that not only do I find the knots they know of but I help to release tension in new areas.
What is your favorite health tip you give your patients?
My favorite health tip is "balance". There isn't a magic pill or one particular magic thing. Rather a combination of healthy diet, water, exercise, something for the mind like meditation, is the key to optimal health and performance.
What is your favorite hobby outside of work?
My favorite hobby outside of work is two things. One is gym and keeping my body strong, and the other is relaxing on the beach and some meditation.
What would you tell a patient that is nervous about getting their first massage?
I would tell a nervous client about getting a first massage, to let me know at any time if anything is uncomfortable. And that I always check in with pressure at the beginning of massage, or stretch, or starting a new modality.
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