I have always been interested in traditional and alternative healing modalities to help people achieve a better state physically, mentally and emotionally. From an early age, I gave massages to family members and friends without having learned any specific techniques. I simply enjoyed doing it and the receivers were happy. Seeing them in a better state made me even happier and motivated me to improve my skills. Sadly, I had neglected this passion while attending college to study media and communications. But after having worked in an office for several months, I realized I was in need of massages myself and it rekindled my interest in massages.
This interest had sent me on my search for a skilled and experienced teacher to learn from. I found Ananda Apfelbaum, who has over 20 years of experience in various massage practices from Traditional Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Tuina, and reflexology. Ananda has studied in the US as well as Thailand, China, India, and Japan. Through her intense workshops in Traditional Thai Massage and after completing levels one and two, I had earned my certificate! She has been a great resource and continues to be a mentor to me. I am forever grateful to have received such thorough instruction and to finally have the techniques to implement what has always been my passion – the ability to heal with my hands!
I regard the body, mind, and soul as one unit – if one element is out of balance, so is the rest. In order to keep the unit in balance, we need to nurture our soul, mind and body alike. Restoring balance can be achieved by working on each of these elements, as they go hand in hand, influencing one another. My goal as a masseuse is to help restore this balance physically through Thai Massage. The movements and stretches will help release tightness in the muscles, increase blood circulation, restore flexibility and also increase the range of motions. You will have more energy, yet be in a relaxed and calm state. I incorporate Reiki, Aromatherapy and other healing modalities where needed. You will feel a major difference after you try one of my massages so feel free to make an appointment today!