You can expect to feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated after a session with Pamela. Her ability to listen deeply and connect compassionately with clients allows her to create a warm and safe environment that supports healing. She has a gift for intuitively locating and releasing energy blockages and muscular imbalances, thereby allowing stress and discomfort to melt away.
She views the body-mind-spirit as a whole, rather than as a series of independent parts, and is able to mindfully tune in to the source of each imbalance rather than merely treating the symptoms. Working with thousands of clients since 2003 has enabled her to refine her style for maximum efficiency and lasting results.
After graduating high school from Schuylkill Haven, a small town in Pennsylvania, Pamela was eager to experience the world. She went on to receive a BA from NYU. While enjoying the excitement of life in The Big Apple, chronic low back pain often hampered her activities. She was delighted to discover yoga and the awareness that daily activities and lifestyle changes can most definitely affect one’s quality of life. This was the initial shift that ultimately led her to pursue a career in the healing arts. Several years later, a diagnosis of wheat sensitivity lead to the realization that food can harm or heal the body.
Pamela is a graduate of the 650 hour massage diploma program at The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe in 2003. She has been practicing therapeutic, Swedish massage and Reiki ever since. She has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 2008.
Her passion for holistic health includes a devotion to daily self-care in the forms of yoga, meditation, and positive thinking as well as preparing super-food smoothies and other organic treats. Pamela truly believes that overall health stems from the root of body-mind-spirit integration, and this is reflected in her unique blend of bodywork. After two decades of living in the Southwest and California, she has returned to her home state of Pennsylvania to share her gift of healing touch.
Pamela’s Massage Philosophy
Pamela’s massage includes many typical massage techniques but is much, much more than a typical massage! It is a transformative path to relaxation and wellness. It is not an ordinary session which goes through the motions of a generalized routine. Pamela endeavors to integrate the whole being; including muscles, joints, fascia, meridians, chakras, the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems; as well as the energetic, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Pamela’s unique style is based in Swedish massage. She uses organic oil and long, flowing strokes, compressions, positional release, and pressure point stimulation to melt tension, stress, and pain. She blends in a wide variety of techniques as guided by intuition and each client’s individual needs. The overall result is a feeling of deep serenity and restoration. Bodywork is more complex than simply pressing hard on a tense muscle. Structural imbalances often create pain; Pamela seeks out the cause of the imbalance to produce lasting results.
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In addition to the unique holistic approach Pamela provides, she believes in the power of compassion and treating the body with kindness. She has observed over thousands of sessions that muscles cannot be forced to let go of tension and therefor strives to avoid the contraction that results from the fight or flight reflex which gets triggered by even the hint of pain. While she may eventually sink deeply into the tissue, she does so skillfully and gradually to avoid hurting the client. A session with her is about inviting the relaxation response and allowing muscle tension to melt. It is truly a sublime experience!
For those who are interested, she enjoys coaching people to create lifestyle changes that better enable them to process and manage stress rather than storing it. She would love to eradicate the phrase, “I store all my tension in my…” from your vocabulary! Her philosophy is that while stress does indeed happen, our response to the stressors in life is a choice. We are not doomed to suffer ill health or moods because of difficult relationships, careers, or traffic jams; we can learn to manage stress rather than carrying it with us indefinitely. This is the key to enjoying optimal health.
While an intuitive bodywork session might look a lot like a massage, the benefits go much deeper. Addressing the whole person rather than the symptoms, proceeding with compassion and kindness, tuning in to the client’s individual needs, a finely-tuned intuitive sense, and a desire to help prevent the settling of stress into the body creates a unique experience that is profoundly nourishing. It’s never too late to start feeling better, so why not schedule a treatment today?