My wellness massage clients typically come to me to help manage stress, to increase their body awareness, to address minor injuries from dance classes, hiking, or other activities, or to just chill out for an hour or so.
My office is a quiet, calming oasis in the heart of Seattle’s downtown. A relaxing massage session can help undo the stress of day-to-day life and generally make you feel better about the world. And where else can you get an hour of peace and quiet and a highly trained professional’s undivided attention?
“Larry is the best massage therapist I have ever encountered. He was able to work out areas that I never thought possible. Larry is great with deep tissue and fascial massage. . .gentle yet firm touch and very tuned in with the person he is working on.”
Our hectic 21st-Century lives leave little time for just chilling out and relaxing. There’s nothing wrong with just checking out from the world for an hour or so and enjoying a soothing therapeutic massage.
Maybe it’s your boss. Maybe a co-worker. Maybe it’s all that time you spend in traffic. Or concern about how to put 35 hours of life into each 24-hour day. Whatever the cause, massage can help you manage the stress in your life. Turn off your cell phone, forget your obligations, and let yourself relax for an hour or so.
Much like dance classes, a tai chi practice, or a daily yoga routine, massage can remind you that you have a body and that it is designed for more than sitting in a car or hovering over a computer screen all day.
Many of my clients are very active. Whether it’s hiking, running, rock climbing, dancing, or some other physical activity, vigorous activity can bang up muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I use sports massage and injury treatment techniques to help my wellness massage clients stay in shape.
Computers and Desk Work
A massage friend once said, “I’m not sure I know what human beings are designed for, but I know what they’re not made for – sitting at a desk all day.” Sitting in a chair (no matter how comfortable it is), peering into a computer screen (no matter how high-res it is), and using a mouse (no matter how “ergonomic” it is) all day can leave you with aches and pains and stiffness in your back, neck, shoulders, wrists, and hands. My well-developed “office worker special” addresses these problems. I also publish pages that offer fitness tips for office workers.