In 2005, Frances enrolled at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City and graduated with an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy. The curriculum emphasized a clinical approach to therapeutic massage using a wide range of techniques to treat clients. In 2014, she enrolled in the Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle course, an in-depth workshop to become certified in prenatal massage. In 2017, she enrolled in a 78-hour Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Assessment Certification program, a specific and scientific approach to musculoskeletal pain relief.
Along with the education she received at the Swedish Institute, Frances takes continuing education classes so she can provide her clients with the best, most up-to-date treatments possible, which includes trigger point work, stretching, mobilizations, fascia work and more.
Her experience ranges from working closely with chiropractors in medical settings to spas. Her preferred work however is in treating people with chronic pain and she has treated many populations ranging from athletes to seniors
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NMT utilizes precise techniques, alternating levels of concentrated pressure, and applied knowledge of trigger points to address functions and dysfunctions of muscles and joints. It results in enhancing the function of the muscles, joints and movement throughout the entire body, and assists in recovery from common pain syndromes, both acute and chronic.
DTM is a form of soft tissue work that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscle within the body. DTM is an effective method for releasing chronic stress in areas due to muscle imbalances, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of deep tissue work, open communications during the session is important in making sure you are as comfortable as possible.
A specialized massage for pregnant women that helps to relax nervous tension, encourages blood and lymph circulation, and reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, all which aid in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Can be done AFTER 1st trimester and works very well in conjunction with Pre-Natal acupuncture.
Swedish Massage is a stress reducing therapeutic style of massage that uses cream or lotion with an array of long and broad strokes towards the direction of the heart to increase circulation along with kneading-like strokes to de-stress muscle tissue. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased levels of stress, improved mobility, and greater flexibility.
TMJ massage addresses dysfunction and pain in the temporomandibular joint, two joints that attach the jaw to the skull, by addressing the muscles in the upper back, neck, jaw and intra-orally. When this area malfunctions the symptoms can result in muscles and joints not working together correctly, causing muscle spasms, pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, and muscle tenderness.
Hands-on manual therapy in the comfort of your own home or work. Focused massage targets whole back, neck and arms.