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Welcome to Peace at Hand!

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Welcome to Peace at Hand Massage Therapy

A note from the therapist..........

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.  ~Buddha

Injury, tension, life events and the simple busy-ness of living in a metropolitan area can all shift us away from our natural, peaceful state. Sometimes we need a helping hand to bring us back to it.  Through a unique blend of massage, craniosacral therapy and energy work, I can become a guide on your journey towards pain management, relaxation, body awareness or pregnancy/postpartum relief.  During your individualized bodywork session, you will be given tools to find your way back in to balance.  Massage is never something that I do to fix you, but rather a subtle, often subconscious, conversation between the two of us.

Please click through the site, feel free to contact me with any questions (I love to talk about my work!) and remember to take a moment to breathe

Like so many other things in massage, it depends.

There is no hard and fast rule, and everyone responds to the work differently.  There are, however, some conventions that I can share with you.

If you are treating a specific injury, you will likely need 4-6 regularly scheduled sessions before your mind and body have been "reprogrammed" and broken out of the most active holding patterns.  After that point, you will be able to gradually taper off.  "Regularly scheduled" can mean different things, but in a perfect world, you would come once a week for at least a month before tapering off.

During pregnancy, it is a great idea to schedule massage sessions with the same frequency as your OB appointments, starting slowly and increasing over time.

For general maintance, having a massage every 4 to 6 weeks is a great cycle and one that most people can find a way to keep up with.  If you are physically actve, you might lean more towards every 2 to 4 weeks.

The bottom line is that, like exercise, any massage is better than no massage, but the more regularly you receive the work, the more results you will see.