Elderly Massage & Aging with Grace

Five years ago, one of my regular clients asked if I would be willing to work on her elderly mother- I said that I would be happy to. Her mother was in her 80s and she loved the massage treatment, and I loved working with her too. Soon after a network of elderly clients began calling for massage and I soon found myself working with people in their 70s, 80s and 90s. This has been a beautiful experience for me. My parents moved from Ireland to America when I was four so I…

Gua Sha / Gwa Sha

Gua Sha, is an ancient healing technique used throughout Asia and more recently has spread throughout the U.S. It has been touted by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson as well as many Olympic athletes, fitness buffs, and lay people alike.  I have used Gua Sha pronounced (Gwa Sha) on many of my massage clients throughout my 20 years of practice with tremendous results. Often a simple Gua Sha treatment can do for the client what five or even six massages alone cannot! Gua Sha can be done as a stand alone…

Addiction Recovery and Massage

Tanya has worked extensively with many people in recovery and is well-versed in the physical emotional and spiritual process of creating a sober life. Tanya is available to go into rehabs and sober living facilities and work directly one-on-one with those in recovery bringing the profound healing effects of massage to the the difficult and rewarding path of recovery   Excerpts from a great article in the American Massage Association The Long Road Recovery is a process, and a difficult one. “Often, the client cannot even articulate what is going on,” Broadwell says.…