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//Welcome to Wood Tiger Massage, LLC.
Due to Covid-19, Wood Tiger Massage is closed
One of the first questions I've been asked by multiple people is "Why
are you named Wood Tiger Massage?" There are a few reasons.
- Everyone else is naming their business after themselves (i.e. a
name) or something with the words "healing" and "hands". I am not
interested in being just like everyone else. But for convention sake,
I am naming my business after me. I am a Wood or Green Tiger, born in
the chinese zodiac year associated with these symbols.
- The name indicates that I practice a variety of techniques, many of
them asian in origin.
My practice consists of a mixture of techniques from a wide set of
bodywork fields, including Tuina, Myofascial release, Traditional
Thai, Micromovement, PUSH Therapy(tm), Percussive, and a couple of others,
as well as influences from Cranial Sacral(tm) work and
Rolfing(tm). (Please note, when it says "influenced" that means I have
no formal training in these techniques. I have recieved this work,
paid attention and adapted some of the techniques for my own.) Most
work is slanted toward issue resolution rather than whole body
wellness, but all sessions include a whole body wellness componet. If
you are unfamiliar with any of these techiniques, please read on under
the "Intro to Bodywork" link.
I preffer the title "Bodyworker" to massage therapist for two reasons:
And if that seems an unneccessary elaboration, please read futher
under my "Services" section.
- Massage therapists generally have a set of techniques that are
centered around a school of thought, or a practioner
preference. (I.e. a Reiki practioner will most likely use only Reiki
techniques, or a "Deep Tissue Massage Therapist" will use only
techniques that fall into that school of thought.) I use any
"Bodywork" technique that I can learn that proves safe and
efficatious. I have studied with many teachers over my career and I
have found that no one school of thought is the solution to each and
every issue that walks in my door. More often than not in my
experience, multiple schools of thought are required. Bodyworker is a
title that seems to encapsulate that motto. (Please note, a Deep
Tissue Massage Therapist is going to be more specialized than I
am. They will understand their work in a way I don't.)
- When I started work in this field (over 12 years ago) the term
"Massuse" was still in usage. As the populace has become more educated
and discovered that there are some negative connotations to that
title, the term "Massage Therapist" has become more ubiquitous. But
due to the fact that my original training was in more Eastern
Modalities, I have never felt that I "fit" in the whole Massage