I have been in massage since October 2003, and have around 2000 hours of training from a wide variety of training institutions. The human body is so amazing, and there is always more to learn!
So far, my training includes Shiatsu, Thai, CranioSacral, Visceral Manipulation, Medical Massage, Sports Massage, Stone Massage, Myofascial Release, PreNatal Massage, Oncology Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, LomiLomi, Aquatic Massage (including Watsu, Healing Dance, Aquatherics, and Waterdance), Herbal and Nutrition studies, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and more.
I believe in working with and supporting the body in its inherent intelligence. While I am capable of working extremely deeply, please understand as the recipient that "more" and "more painful" do NOT mean "more effective". I delight in how different each person and each session is, and how each time we work together is unique.
Massage is incredibly useful and beneficial, but that one or two hours per week or month cannot completely counteract unproductive habits that occur the other 670 hours in the month. I enjoy helping clients find better ergonomic solutions for their home, work, and other environments, educating them on stretching and exercise, and connecting them with other practitioners and information that can be useful to their overall health and wellbeing.
I want everybody to be able to fully enjoy this beautiful and amazing life we have in this gorgeous place with these wonderful people. I know from experience that whatever you enjoy - rock climbing, roller derby, jiu jitsu, hiking, triathlons, making music, making art, playing with children - it is all more enjoyable when you feel good in your body!
Aarisa Smith, LMT 15732