I address specific tension and pain, leaving you deeply relaxed. I’m a licensed massage therapist with 20+ years of experience. I combine neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, myofascial and trigger point techniques to assist you in stress reduction and pain relief. In addition to exceptional training, I grew up in a medical family so I offer safe, thoroughly cleaned and disinfected equipment and supplies each session. I am COVID-19 compliant.
Leigh Broschat: Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist
I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the State of Georgia. I am also a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist ready to assist you with stress reduction and relief from chronic pain.
I work closely with physical therapists, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, dentists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, and trainers using the work of Dr. Janet Travell at the foundation of my service.
I assist people who have chronic pain, muscular pain, low back pain, neck pain, muscle spasms, TMJ, fibromyalgia, MS, trigger points, inflammation, referred pain patterns, Parkinson’s, headaches, pain and anxiety due to trauma and secondary post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Stress and Relaxation Management
“Slowing down is a wise choice and requires effort.”
Stress and relaxation management is so very important in this day and time as literature is pointing to the manifestation of physical illness as a direct result of tension, stress and modernized living. Therapeutic massage is a very effective tool used to de-stress.
Assessment: A vital tool in understanding my clients needs
I discovered that for most people change takes place slowly over a period of time. This is true for physical change as well as emotional or psychological change. As a result of this awareness, my style of approaching massage work begins with careful assessment. This process allows the person receiving the massage to undertake his or her own exploration which leads to a greater sense of self awareness.
Choice about change occurs as a natural result of increased awareness, and as this occurs, the physical body actually becomes more ready for change. My style of massage is based on respect for each individual’s process.
“Patience and persistence, not force, are my primary tools.”
We begin each session clarifying what you want and need, using that information to shape the direction of the session. As muscles relax and changes occur in the body, some changes may be experienced on an emotional or physical level.
Change can be experienced as discomfort. Sensations are sometimes regained in areas of the body that have been numbed or shut down by chronic muscle tightness or spasms. Freedom of movement can seem awkward until you become accustomed to it. These experiences are a natural part of the process.
Collaboration: Building an environment of safety and trust over time
Collaboration is another important aspect of my work as it assists the client in creating an environment of safety and trust. This supportive environment allows relaxation, new experiences and self discovery. The safety of this environment allows for a deeper personal experience.
I am present and attentive to each person’s safety needs as a necessary step towards building the environment of safety and trust over time. The process of relaxation and self discovery cannot be rushed; instead, it is allowed to unfold.
I am available if you would like to discuss questions, observations or curiosities with me.