For the past seven years, I have dedicated my free time to advancing my skills toward a more specialized bodywork to help my clients, something beyond what massage alone has to offer. Hearing their personal journeys of pain, recovery, and physical fitness, or lack thereof, has encouraged me to take those most commonly talked about subjects and turn them into a variety of new services.
Adding personal trainer and yoga teacher to my offerings has lead me down the path of expanding my business. I’m excited that after many years of doing massage from my home office that I will be expanding my business into a commercial office space right here in Kewaskum, and adding fitness to the mix.
We still have a few months of planning and construction ahead, but we project that we’ll be up and ready to offer a new variety of orthopedic bodywork and fitness services from our new location by April or May. My philosophy is to combine different types of therapy to optimize the overall effects of your bodywork and help you find your balance.
Through massage, orthopedic exercise, therapeutic yoga, and other self care techniques we will help you reach your bodywork goals, whether it’s to experience less pain, enhance your physical fitness level, or to expand your overall well being. Much of my massage practice is focused on injury and surgery rehabilitation, relief from pain, and motor vehicle accident recovery.
However, I also integrate a variety of services purely for self care, wellness, and relaxation. As an orthopedic massage therapist and ACE orthopedic exercise specialist, I have a powerful but gentle approach to bodywork, using several different advanced techniques to help soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.
Since every body is different, I adapt my style to meet each client’s needs, providing improvement to those suffering from low back pain, neck pain, headaches, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, knee injuries, sciatica, and much more.
How do you know if this type of bodywork and fitness is for you? If you’ve ever tried to exercise and ended up hurting yourself right out of the gate, or have a physical limitation that prevents you from doing the type of exercise you desire; or if you’ve always wanted to start a program and just didn’t know where to begin, or you are postrehabilitation and want to continue a care program that’s designed for your specific needs…. then this will be for you! We are not a bootcamp and we don’t use expensive gym equipment or have cookie cutter television type programs.
We definitely will not leave you struggling to follow along, feeling lost and confused. Our class sizes will be small and focused, presented in a way to adapt to each individuals needs, so even in a group setting you’ll be getting personalized instruction. The classes are designed in sequence, so we start at beginner levels and advance at your pace.
One of the commonly underdeveloped practices that seems to be at the foundation of a lot of people’s physical dysfunction is “self care”. This is a critical component that I’ll be emphasizing in great detail, and I’m really excited about it.
I’ve put together a six week course that will take you step by step through sequential self care techniques, focusing on body awareness, breathwork, balance, core, flexibility/mobility, and strengthening. I’ll have it available in the classroom as well as in online format (coming real soon) to do from the comfort of your own home.
So you won’t have to wait until the new location opens to do the self care course. If you go to my website and join my email list, you’ll get an email informing you of when this course will be available.
Go to www.integrativeorthopedic.com , and click on join my mailing list. This affordable course will help you get the most out of your hands on bodywork and fitness routines (it’s kind of like a prep course). Nobody likes to get a massage out of desperation because they haven’t been taking care of themselves.
Although I’ve been guilty of that myself, I personally like to enjoy my massages. Having the knowledge of a comprehensive self care program that you can use in the comfort of your own home will help you enjoy your massages too.
Over the years my continuing education goals have been carefully planned out to provide this unique mix of therapeutic bodywork services. In just a few short weeks, I’ll be flying to a laboratory in Arizona to study for five days with world renowned fascia expert, author, and educator, Thomas Myers.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study the human body. In previous articles that I have written for the Kewaskum Statesman, I talked about fascia quite often. This course will literally take me into the depths of the human fascia system to help me understand your body from an internal perspective; every bone, ligament, muscle, tendon, nerve, and organ. With this knowledge, and the combination of massage, yoga, and exercise, I will deliver a fresh new level of therapeutic bodywork and fitness.
Our new space will allow us to see more clients and offer more convenient office hours. One of the things I don’t like to do is turn people away because I can only do so many massages working by myself. We’ll have three therapy rooms, a private personal training room, and a group exercise area for small groups of up to eight people.
We’ll be conveniently located in Kewaskum. Please join me in spring at Driven to Better Health Night at Kewaskum High School where I will have more information and updates about my new services and location. Again, please join my email list or like my Facebook page @integrativeorthopedic for updates. I look forward to serving a larger part of the community and hope to see you at our Grand Opening!