what to expect

The mind plays an important role in healing the mechanics of the body. Along with the more focused therapies, relaxation can help the brain accept a new physical experience without chronic pain. You can expect skilled therapy and full attention to your comfort in a quiet, soothing environment.

My Story:

Hi, I’m Kait and I have been a licensed massage therapist in Ohio for 19 years. One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients is why I became a massage therapist. The most influential factor for my choice was my paternal grandmother. She developed osteoarthritis in her fifties and took the drugs offered by her conventional doctors for the inflammation. When these drugs started to damage her stomach with ulcers she sought out other solutions for the chronic pain.  Physical therapy sessions weren’t fully helping so she began to educate herself about the holistic remedies available at the time.

I grew up reading her Prevention magazines and drinking apple cider vinegar concoctions and eating homemade sprouts. In the 1970’s she even took a weekly yoga class from a home instructor down the street! My grandmother had an optimism and hope in the possible that really shaped the way I understand the body and it’s healing potential. Massage does not cure arthritis but the treatments I gave my grandma helped relieve her pain and improved her quality of life. That was almost 20 years ago and I am still just as passionate about giving people another option. I love my work and am grateful to have the opportunity to help people feel better.

Experience:

I graduated from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. In the time since then I have worked at massage clinics, a chiropractic office and a spa. Working for the chiropractor for 15 years was an invaluable opportunity to witness the effect of massage therapy in rehabilitation. This environment created an understanding of acute and chronic conditions and how they respond to therapy over weeks or months. Many of my skills were developed working with these patients. Over the years I have successfully treated a wide range of conditions such as:  acute muscular strain, neck stiffness, chronic headaches, low back pain, piriformis syndrome, rotator cuff issues, sciatica, carpel tunnel symptoms, plantar fasciitis, golfer/tennis elbow  and special disorders of connective tissue.

Consultation:  There are a few short forms to fill out when you first arrive. Your privacy is always assured and this information will never be shared.  You will be asked a few more questions about your condition and your hopes for the therapy session. Your treatment is always for the full time you reserved and the consultation never shortens the duration of your therapy.

Comforts:  You will enjoy a comfortable heated table, warm lighting and soft music. There is plenty of peace and quiet if you would like to drift off and relax. I will check in periodically to adjust the pressure and temperature to your specifications.  Your body is completely covered by sheets and blankets except for the part that is being treated. The sheets are laundered with unscented detergent and I only use unscented, hypoallergenic lotion.

Referrals:   There may be a situation in which massage therapy is not the best solution. In this case I may refer you to practitioners who are more able to help.