PMA ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE
Acupuncture, Massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Herbal Medicine
Monday through Friday
ACUPUNCTURE FOR STRESS RELIEF
Acupuncture works with your parasympathetic nervous system to bring your body into a state of rest, to release tension, slow the stress response, and remind your body how to relax.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
Scientifically, acupunture works by creating a tiny microtrauma in your muscle which sends signals to your brain to send electrolytes, white blood cells, and oxygenated blood to repair and release the tight or injured muscle tissue-thereby influencing your body to heal itself.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE
The acupuncture meridians, by and large, lie on major nerve pathways which impact the function of all major organ systems in the body. Acupuncture is particularily helpful in addressing digestive, sinus, sleep, menstrual, and fertility issues (as well as many others).
Myofascial release is a very effective treatment method which utilizes slow sustained pressure to break apart adhesions in the layers of the facial planes, allowing for deeper relaxation of the underlying muscles, and better circulation systemically.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger Point Therapy, coupled with stretching and other gentler techniques, is a very effective way to release tight muscles and "knots". This can be acheived both with acupuncture, massage, or a mix of both strategies.
I have worked extensively with professional and amateur athletes utilizing massage to aid in the recovery of muscles after training and events. In order to maintain top form as an athlete, at any age and level, proper recovery is paramount.
The use of pneumatic cups break apart adhesions in the facial layer of the muscle allowing for better blood flow, exchange of nutrients, and alleviation of pain and restrictions.
Gua Sha is a friction based treatment used regularly in Chinese Medicine to release stagnant blood, help with headaches, alleviate pain, and increase range of motion, particularly in the neck and upper back.
I have experience as a soigneur for both professional and amateur athletes. In 2017/2018 I worked with the Jelly Belly Professional Road cycling team, and the Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld Professional Cyclocross team.
While It is certainly fun to work in the frenetic energy of a professional cycling event, I truly enjoy working with athletes of any age and ability in my clinic.
I have been a ballet dancer, a skiier, a hiker, a bike racer, a bike mechanic, and a group fitness fan. I love to be active whether that is a long bike ride, a short run, or a yoga class. I work to help all of my athletes recover well and stay healthy to focus on sport.
L.Ac, CMT, MSTOM
I attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where I completed a massage certification program, and acheived a Masters in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. A life long athlete, I have always been interested in anatomy and how humans compensate for pain and injury, both physically and emotionally. I quickly became enamored with the inherent puzzle solving involved in creating a personalilzed treatment for each client. I find acupuncture and massage fascinating and effective for pain management, recovery, relaxation, and overall health and well being. I utilize multiple strategies in each treatment, and truly enjoy the improvements and insights my clients make while we work together. Feel free to email with any questions!