In an attempt to satisfy my overwhelming maternal nature, I have found that massage is the perfect outlet for that energy. I truly enjoy the happiness in my day, and relate to the quote: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” To me, that is massage, an opportunity to bring, joy, relief, relaxation, a moment of peace, a feeling of happiness in a day, or life, where it may not otherwise feel so.
“Alice has been so incredible in the last year, helping me to make great strides in my physical health! She is by far the best masseuse I have ever worked with, and I cannot recommend her enough.” – Rachel B.
The primary focus of my treatment(s) is responding to the moment, not on a set routine or technique. The techniques are used as a tool, or medium, through which we (the client and I) experience a journey through the tissue and subsequent healing.
“EveryBody” is different, and hundreds of hours of training and subsequent massages in my practice show me how we all are truly magnificent and unique.
Couple the above with “self-care is the new healthcare”, who isn’t concerned about their health, healthcare, and rising costs, the ACA – do I feel a headache coming on? We all know that stress is bad for us, it triggers cortisol, and a myriad of other issues. How do we combat stress/cortisol? We get the parasympathetic nervous system working; when our body is able to rest, it promotes relaxation (slows the heart rate), and improves digestion, increases blood flow to our muscles which brings oxygen and promotes healing.
Kristin is a recent graduate of Hands on Healing in Tujunga where she has amassed more than 500 hours in training in various areas including, deep tissue and MFR (Myofascial Release); she has also passed California State testing requirements, and is a newly minted Certified Massage Therapist.
“Kristin is really Amazing! I have an injury from hiking that I’ve been dealing with on and off for a couple of years now…This is far beyond your typical massage because Kristin knows anatomy extremely well.” – Fari H
Kristin would tell you there are a myriad of things that we all explore, learn about, and bring awareness to in our day to day lives, but it is often our own bodies, which are the most mysterious to us. “Ouch! Where did that pain come from? Why? What can I do?” Bringing an individual’s innate curiosity back into themselves, specifically those tricky muscles and tissues, and helping them find not just relief, but empowerment through healing and self-care is my main motivation to practice body work.
I resonate with partnership. There is a shared goal and purpose between myself and the client to allow the body to do what it does best: self-restore. In fact, it is my own journey in healing, as well as a lifelong nerdy fascination with “what makes things tick,” that informs my practice. I’m excited to see and show how endlessly engaging the body can be, and how much potential we all have to help ourselves and feel better; I want my clients to get excited too! With a highly informed and intuitive touch, as well as the specific techniques I’ve cultivated, I want to help facilitate this journey.
Lauren’s lifelong motto is that there is something to learn with each experience, so long as a person is present and listening. It’s a philosophy that she brings to the table during every session.
Lauren’s niche is deep tissue and her aim is to bring harmony through the client’s entire body through means of melting, sinking, and deliberate motions to guide her into the clients tissue. She also believes that achieving this harmony comes from shifting our habits; by bringing attention to which repetitive actions are creating tension, as well as understanding what our bodies are asking for on a daily basis, one can ultimately gain pain relief and more fluid movement.
Lauren is one of AMF’s favorite therapist when it comes to a blissful massage.
“Forget the cheap, generic Thai massage and the meaningless tease of the chiropractic “freebie.” Put your money where Alice’s fingers are. Alice spotted my pain points as soon as I walked in the door. My shoulders and neck were seized with tension, and she knew just what to do. With her strong – okay, amazing! – fingers and anatomical knowledge, she went after the causes of my distress.”