I've had an interest in massage for many years because I liked to take care of people and make them feel better. But it wasn't until going through massage school and beginning a practice that I realized what a fascinating machine the human body truly is. Finding imbalances and figuring out what caused those imbalances is some of the most rewarding work I've ever done. And I still like making people feel better.
After many years as an elementary school teacher, I decided I was ready for a change. In 2009, I graduated from Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado (MTIC) with Honors and am now a Licensed Massage Therapist in CO (MT#10048) and a current member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. I have a Certification in Functional Neurology for Bodyworkers (CNB) and completed the Year Two program at MTIC, focusing on more myofascial treatments and joint mobilization, reflexotherapy, and structural integration. I'm taking a break from school for a bit, but it won't be long before I dive back in to continuing education and find more ways to facilitate positive change in my clients' bodies. In addition to running my own practice, I teach Ethics at MTIC.
I want my clients to have a safe, comfortable space to come and relax and have their bodywork goals heard and addressed. I listen to my clients and their needs: whether their goals are relaxation, better movement, better posture, or treating pain. We create a plan together and I use any number of tools at my disposal to help them meet those goals (relaxation massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial therapy, reflexotherapy, joint mobilizations, hot packs, liniments, or hot stone compresses) at no extra charge. I also believe a 60-minute massage should be 60 minutes of hands-on time, rather than the 50-55 minutes of massage I see elsewhere. This means you should plan to arrive about five minutes before your appointment time in order to discuss your goals, disrobe, and be on the table by your session start time.
So, whether you are looking for a relaxing massage to help melt away the stress of a hectic week or you're hoping to alleviate chronic or acute pain, this is the place to come.
I'm looking forward to helping you meet your bodywork goals.
Mischa Bradford, LMT