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Julia is no ordinary RMT. As well as being kind, caring and professional, she seeks to understand each clients’ unique musculoskeletal structure in order to guide them in ways to relieve body pain and tension. Providing clear explanations, she deftly explores different muscle groups to pinpoint sources of trouble. Then she suggests exercises and resources to enable individuals to follow a plan to enhance their wellbeing. What a gift!
I had been suffering with a chronic lower back and hip problem for over ten years and it was just getting worse. I was having trouble going for walks and sleeping through the night. Julia diagnosed exactly what was wrong and what we could do about it by addressing my posture. She targeted just the right muscles for massage and taught me some quick and simple daily stretches. It's been a complete turnaround for me in a very short amount of time. I recommend her to everybody I can.
I was in a severe car accident and in pain for about a year before I found Julia. She quickly saw that my skeleton was out of alignment in a number of places. Massage relieved stiffness and pain and simple home exercises brought about results. She explains how muscle groups attach to the skeleton and how the exercises will correct the misalignment. She is genuinely delighted with the results and so am I. I highly recommend her.
Highly recommend! Julia changed my life! I thought I had chronic pain that would stop me from running ever again. After a few months of working with Julia, I was back on my way to running and even completed a race this fall!
Julia works with you to see the "whole" picture and her treatments are informed by your history, your goals, and observing how you move. She is generous with her knowledge and will recommend helpful stretches to help what ails you.
My mobility has improved tremendously and quality of life has been enhanced. I would recommend Julia without hesitation. She has already helped two people I referred to her.
Julia is an excellent RMT. She has knowledge and expertise in the field of posture and alignment which has been invaluable in her assessment and her treatment to improve my mobility and quality of life. Julia is also very personable and shows genuine concern for her clients.
Massage therapy is well known for its relaxation and rejuvenating benefits. Tension, aches and pains fall away and you're left feeling grounded and cared for. Massage also helps to differentiate between pain caused by soft tissue and pain caused by underlying conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, or a congenital condition.
Your pain could be greatly reduced when soft tissue is treated appropriately. You'll experience an ease of movement in your day to day activities, your exercises, and in your efforts to correct a slouched posture.
Awareness is a key element in Postural Alignment Therapy. We'll look at your posture together and discover how your imbalances contribute to your chronic pain. Chances are, you'll be surprised at what you see and feel.
You are the only one who can change your posture; how you move and hold yourself in all that you do. Postural work gives you more control of your body and lessens your dependence on drugs, injections, and can potentially spare you from more invasive measures down the road.
You'll learn immediate adjustments as well as gentle exercises, tailored to your needs. You'll receive written, photo and video instruction for home use.
This is a client I worked with over the course of one year. She had 7 sessions of postural alignment and massage therapy. We also fit in several extra sessions of massage. Her exercise routine evolved over time, which she faithfully did 3-5 times a week.
The chronic pain she had experienced in her left low back for decades was reduced to the occasional twinge. Her neck and hamstring pain were resolved.