After over a decade in a variety of medical settings, I've come to believe in the healing power of skilled and caring human touch. Massage and Somatic Experiencing® remind the body that it is capable of greater wellbeing. My goal is to empower you through body centered work that honors your experiences in life - giving your whole being time, space, and support to move through the challenges you face.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Over the past two decades I've studied and practiced many modalities of body work. When you come for your treatment, I'll be meeting you exactly where you are, pulling from my background in these modalities: Somatic Experiencing®, Deep tissue, Ayurvedic Massage, Gua Sha, Reflexology, Sports massage, and the ever classic Swedish.
We'll work together to decide what your needs are for that day. Whatever the session itself looks like - you can trust that we will chat about how to care for yourself between sessions and in your life overall.
If you're wondering why this isn't called a massage anymore, it's because it was time to bring all my skills to the table with each client. The changes in the lives of those who have taken the leap speak for themselves.
JAW, NECK, AND SHOULDERS
Hi! I'm guessing you came here for this service from your dentist or your vocal coach or fellow performer. Welcome!
Perhaps you're a professional singer with some jaw or tongue tension and you're looking for help retraining those muscles. Maybe endless Zoom meetings have you clenching your jaw all day, or perhaps you wake up and realize you've been grinding your teeth all night. Specific training in TMJ pain relief means I can help. (And if I can't, I know the best people to refer you to.) We will focus not only on the muscles of the jaw from the outside as well as with gloved intra-oral technique, but the muscles of the neck and shoulders as well which often are major contributors to jaw pain.
While almost all who have jaw pain need to address imbalances lower in their body for long term relief, this intro service can do a lot of good for a short time.
Ideal for performers looking for tension relief prior to a big gig or audition!
PARTNER MASSAGE CLASS
This class will help you learn how to care for your partner. You'll learn how to use your body in a way that will prevent fatigue and save your hands!
Knowing how to use your own system well when massaging your partner is key and we'll focus on accessing the power you already have to assist one another.
You'll wonder why you didn't book this sooner.
(Excellent as a gift!)
Available to existing clients in your 2nd and 3rd trimester - this massage will leave you glowing even brighter.
For those who have reached their due date and are ready to get labor going - we can focus on the accupressure points that will get things moving.
"This was the best way to go into labor. My body felt relaxed and ready for the challenge. Labor started 3 hours later" - Megan P.
Neela is one of the most gifted massage therapists I have ever gone to. I've experienced posture problems since I was a child and have regularly visited massage therapists for the last 10 years. I found Neela by chance, and working with her has been life changing! She helped me with a hip problem. I have no more pain in my hip and a much greater range of motion. I consider Neela a true healer.
I visited Neela after my daughter recommended it. I was impressed with Neela's professionalism and knowledge. She has helped me with some problems with my arm and hip and I have experienced significantly less pain since working with her. Neela has also been able to help me release a lot of my stress and tension.