Anastasia Reese, NCTMB


What to expect during your treatment:

The type of treatment that I generally provide is a combination of corrective muscle therapies applied to address individual needs. I approach the massage in three stages. First, I apply rhythmic, almost “dance-like”, techniques that help relax tired, fatigued, and tense areas making it easier to identify problem areas (such as trigger points, nerve entrapments, postural distortions, ischemia, stress, etc…). Once those areas have been identified, I then move into more detailed work, essentially treating the root of the problem. Here I use a combination of connective tissue therapies, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue techniques, myofascial release and shiatsu. I ask that patients relax and enjoy the massage but to be in communication about their comfort levels as pressure changes do occur throughout the treatment. To complete the massage, I finish with applied passive stretches to bring balance to the musculoskeletal system. Whether I’m with a patient for half an hour or an hour and a half, I enjoy the ability to help people free themselves of depression, anxiety, tension holding patterns, and chronic pain. I love what I do and take great pride in my work!”

Education

December 2005 graduate of the Professional School of Massage, Langhorne, Pa.

Experience

Working with Dr. Jennifer Grozalis since January 2006

Trained in:

  • Swedish massage
  • Connective tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Aroma therapy
  • Basic and advanced human anatomy and physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Feldenkrais movement
  • Somatic stretch methods

Certified by National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork since 7-20-06

Continuing education courses:

  • Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques (headaches; TMJ; neck pain; tennis elbow; sciatica; knee, foot, and ankle discomfort)
  • Massage for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum
  • Advanced Sports Massage/Musculoskeletal Injury-Related Techniques