I have been a professional massage therapist for over 15 years, and have developed a mastery of techniques designed to address my client’s core issues, which include:
- Neck Pain
- Back/Low Back Pain
- Hip, Knee, and Foot Pain
- Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Pain
Among the many techniques that I specialize in, these are a few that I find particularly effective:
- Craniosacral Balancing
- Myofascial Unwinding
- Deep Tissue Massage
Tense muscles, and tight fascia* often create discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to skeletal misalignment. Skeletal misalignment can cause pain and inflammation in the neck, back, hips, knees, ankles, etc. Skeletal misalignment also causes muscular weakness and deterioration of joints.
Over the past decade, I have dedicated myself to improving my skills. As a result, I have a series of diagnostic tools which allow me to identify problem areas, and to then design effective treatments for these conditions. The body is a very complex system which must be treated as a whole in order to heal.
I am passionate about my work, and am dedicated to achieving positive results with the minimum number of treatments. Each techniques I use supports the bodies natural movement towards health.
I choose the best products for my clients.
I massage with pure jojoba oil, so that clients are never exposed to the synthetic stabilizers commonly used in massage oils and lotions. Jojoba is a plant wax, which is both stable, and exceptionally nourishing for the skin. Jojoba is good for even the most sensitive skin, as it does not clog pores. My massage table is covered with a Biomat, filed with crushed amethyst crystals, which when heated, release negative ions. The Biomat’s Negative ions are anti-oxidants which assist in cellular regeneration. Many of my clients look forward to this additional deeply soothing treatment.
It is essential to know your therapist’s qualifications.
I graduated from the 700 hour massage therapy program (Stillpoint Massage Therapy – Greenfield, MA) in 2002, obtained the national certification for massage therapists, and have been in practice since then. There is not currently a licensing requirement in the state of Vermont for massage therapists, so it is important to know the background of your practitioner.
Let go of your daily tensions.
*Fascia is the connective tissue that runs through the entire body. It wraps continuously around muscles, bones, and organs. Thus, when fascia tightens, it can cause a great deal of disfunction throughout the body.
Sabina Gutsell, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301