Center for Therapeutic Massage
Massage Therapist, LMT
First taught by my grandmother to help with my father's headaches, I have been doing massage all my life. I pursued it as a career after receiving prenatal massage while pregnant with my daughter. I offer a treatment that is holistic in nature - personally addressing body, mind and spirit - focusing on what the client needs when (s)he comes in. I use an integrated approach to massage seamlessly blending many modalities that I have learned throughout my many years of practice. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve health and overall balance in your life.
Who can practice massage in Rhode Island?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Rhode Island have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Rhode Island LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Rhode Island massage?
Clients use massage in Rhode Island because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Rhode Island can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Rhode Island massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.
How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Rhode Island massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.