- Stress Reduction: One of the most well-known benefits of massage therapy is its ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. The gentle, rhythmic strokes of a massage can trigger the body's relaxation response, leading to decreased levels of stress hormones like cortisol.
- Pain Relief: Massage therapy can effectively alleviate various types of pain, including muscle tension, chronic pain conditions (such as fibromyalgia), and sports-related injuries. It helps by improving blood flow, releasing endorphins (natural painkillers), and loosening tight muscles.
- Improved Circulation: Massage promotes better circulation by enhancing the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body. This can lead to improved overall health and increased energy levels.
- Muscle Relaxation: Massage therapy helps to relax and release tight muscles. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals who experience muscle stiffness, knots, or tension due to physical activity or long periods of sitting.
I am originally from Brookings. After graduating from Brookings High School, I attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College for Massage Therapy. I graduated from the program in 2007 with honors. In the past 15 years of being a massage therapist, I have worked in both spas and chiropractic centers as well as owning my own private practice.
My goal for every massage is to customize the treatment to each individual and utilize various techniques to maximize benefits. I have worked on people from all walks of life. From children to professional athletes and a lovely 102 year old!
My husband and I met at SDSU and were married in Brookings in 2010. Shortly after, we moved away for his job. After 12 years and 4 states, we are very excited to have moved back to Brookings with our 2 children.