Dr. Beth’s massage therapy career has spanned over 20 years and her repertoire of medical massage therapy techniques includes both western and eastern styles of massage. She has extensive training and experience in myofascial release therapy, and completed one hundred hours of training under John Barnes, RPT in the 1990’s. In myofascial release, the soft tissues of the body are mobilized by gently stretching and spreading the muscles and tendons to literally create a space for your body to heal and repair.
When you are feeling tense, the fight or flight mechanism (aka sympathetic or “stress response”) is engaged. This prevents you from deep, nourishing breaths. Stress also prevents our digestive systems from working right. Dr. Beth has had great successes in treating patients with acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers, by implementing a combination of acupuncture, massage therapy and dietary changes. Did you know that the effects of an adrenaline spike (caused by heavy traffic, loud noises, deadlines, etc) will remain in the body for hours? Medical massage therapies can help eliminate these natural neurotoxins so that you feel normal again.
Dr. Beth has studied many different medical approaches to massage in America and in China. She understands the human body, with its physical muscles, tendons, bones, nerves and organs and their mechanical connectedness. She has passed numerous tests in that regard. Dr. Beth also understands that, ultimately, we are all spiritual beings sharing the journey of human experience. Any real healing will be done by you, inside of you. It is her mission to integrate acupuncture and massage therapy to help you relax enough to heal from within.