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What you focus on expands.
I would describe my treatments as a detailed listening to each individual body.
Over the last 18 years I have developed a distinguished style that addresses the body as a whole. Each treatment is unique and tailored to a person’s needs.
The science and foundation of my method is influenced by Dr. Niek Brouw, whom I studied with in my home country, The Netherlands.
I specialize in regaining mobility in joints, freedom of movement and postural alignment. During the treatment, clients can learn how to balance their muscles, their breathing patterns and their posture.
Some of the methods I utilize include: Psychomotor method of Niek Brouw, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Mensendieck Therapy, a type of Kinesiology that is commonly used in Europe, especially Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. It emphasizes body awareness.
In the last 5 years I developed my own tendon release technique, observing successful results in the dancers of the Oregon Ballet Theatre and clients who are “double jointed” or (over) flexible in their joints, but tight in their muscles. Tendon tension often feels like a big tight snare and pushing on the tissue aggravates the tension. I use a neurological reflex hammer and gently tap on the specific attachment site on the bone. It’s very detailed work and after the tendon releases, the muscle gets more blood flow, and the tissue relaxes allowing more movement and less stiffness.