Myofascial Bodywork is Good Medicine
As you close your eyes and lie on the gentle and warmed flannel sheet, soft music draws you inward. The smell of lavender fills the air, and you are soothed by the gentle flow of water as it cycles in the fountain over in the corner of the room. The pains of age, the throbbing from your overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched -- all cry out for therapeutic hands to start their work. Once the session gets underway, the problems of your day fade into an oblivious 60 or 90 minutes of relief ... and the main refrain running through your mind is simply not wanting it to end.
Okay, when you come to see me it is not quite like that. I do have warmed, flannel sheets and soft, relaxing music. But there is no lavender wafting through the air, and I do not yet have a fountain in the corner with its gently flowing water. I do encourage you to let your consciousness drift inward, and to let go -- to sink into the deepest relaxation available to you.
Still, in our society the frequently-held image considers massage based in spa culture, a world of luxurious pampering that for most of us is in the category of a rare and special treat.
That is not what myofascial bodywork is about. This style of work does offer relaxation. More specifically, it seeks to release excessive tension being held in the collagenous aspect of the fascial network in the body. The focus is on making subtle but lasting change in the tissue of the body.
For you as the client, this style of work will help resolve many forms of pain -- including those symptoms for which other forms of therapy have been unsuccessful, or have offered only temporary relief.
There are many excellent Massage Therapists working in and around the Albany area. A few of my favorite options include Lena at Capital District Massage in Albany; Kathleen at Community Massage in Troy; Nick at Welcome Relief in Malta; Stephanie at Sanctuary Massage in Schenectady. I am fairly certain that Lauren at Fluid Ground Healing Arts in Saratoga is an excellent therapist, though I have not yet experienced her work. So if you are looking for a good massage and do not know where to turn, these would be a few choices you might consider.
If you would like to explore Myofascial Bodywork, let me invite you to continue reading. If you have questions, I will do my best to answer them. And, of course, to really explore what this work holds for you, and how it might contribute to your health and happiness, click the orange button and schedule a session!
Welcome to the Good Medicine website.
Myofascial Bodywork is a gentle and effective technique that provides profound relaxation, and relief from most forms of chronic pain.
Please use the menu bar on the left side of the page to move around the site. You can schedule a session at any of the three locations where I see clients: in Albany, Troy or Malta.
You can learn about the fascial netowrk that gives our bodies their form, and about the myofascial approach to working with the body's tissue.
You can review a listing of conditions and diagnoses for which Myofascial Bodywork can be helpful, and you can read comments from clients with whom I have worked.
You can also review my background and the influences and inspirations that feed into my work.
I view this website as a work in progress. Eventually I expect it to have some audio and video links, a more developed list of resources for further study of the fascial system, and tools designed to help you with self-care.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding myofascial work, and certainly do not hesitate to schedule a session so that you can experience firsthand what myofascial bodywork can do for you.
Thank you for stopping by to visit the Good Medicine website. Let us work together and see how myofascial bodywork can best become part of your wellness lifestyle.