About Heather Strong, CMT
The first thing I'd want you to know about me is that I love what I do. Massage is good work that offers pain relief and elevates wellbeing to good and busy people. I'm honored to be trusted by clients and friends to offer great care, working within my scope of practice and with you, toward your individual treatment goals. Breath healing is a growing part of my personal practice that I would love to share with family, friends and clients. I keep BREATH a separate practice from HSM for now, but please inquire. The same respectful guidelines are present as with HSM but for clarity, breathwork is approached differently. I'll soon have a new site for information on healing sessions including GEA and Gateways Breath.
I've been massaging since attending a great program in 1996 at Just for Your Health College of Massage in San Jose, CA. Lead by program founder Tina Garcia, I have been bringing massage to busy professionals ever since. I became certified to practice, predating massage becoming mainstream for health and wellness. Tina Garcia's program gifted many wonderful elements to approach massage allowing me to create my own style, including consideration to the use of "energy" for massage. I've continued training with something called Gateways, but my introduction to "energy balance" came through the practice of tai-chi chuan and traditional shiatsu for a science based philosophy. I was also lucky enough to take cadaver anatomy classes at Palmer Chiropractic College as part of the JFYH program, which gave me insight and frame of reference by actually moving the cadaver limbs, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves in order to see and feel where they connect and route through the body. That has helped tremendously throughout my career as I visualize what a client is describing for pain or stagnant energy, whether its deep or superficial. Put quite simply, as a CMT I help move blood and lymph to help detoxify, relax, or promote injury recovery to muscles and connective tissue. I also consider myself an intuitive and empathic CMT, and an energy and breath healing facilitator.
As well as creating my own ambient spa settings for massage, I've served in medical environments offering illness and injury care, oncology and post operative care as directed through a clients medical staff recommendations, managed a variety of wellness enterprises and have, through the years, gained the title from friends and family as "Massage Therapist to the Stars". My biggest honor in this work is to be trusted with your care. Some clients have special needs for privacy and I am happy to sign and comply with your non-disclosure agreements. HSM is also HIPPA compliant.
"I enjoy providing on-site massage to corporate clients and individuals, offering both table and chair massage. My favorite massage is something I call the California Massage, which is a Swedish style, deep tissue massage that includes acupressure, reflexology and other modalities that will leave you feeling totally new."
Your journey is an inspiration to me in my practice and with those here at Heather Strong Massage. We hope you try regular massage for self care. I've personally found the benefits of receiving massage to be life changing.