Misty’s Bio

Name: Misty Derenne

Years of Experience: 5 years

Education: Blue Sky School of Massage Therapy

Massage Technique specialties: Deep Tissue, TMSD Massage, Trigger point work, hot stone, and Reiki

Why did you decide to become a massage therapist: I enjoy helping others, and have always had a passion for more holistic approaches in healing. I truly love my job!

 

What do you enjoy the most about being a massage therapist: Helping others dealing with pain to feel better, meeting amazing clients, and working with other professionals who are as passionate about massage as I am.

 

What do you feel is the biggest misconception about massage: It is only for relaxation and is a “Luxury”. Therapeutic Massage is very beneficial to help many different ailments, and we all need to take good care of our bodies in order to keep moving.

 

What is something that you wish a new client knew before coming in for their 1st massage: The massage is YOUR massage. You can talk, sleep, or just be during your session. You are the boss, never be afraid to ask your message therapist to change that they are doing!

 
 
 

Deep Tissue  - is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle, tendons, and fascia which is the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints. Deep Tissue helps to relieve chronic muscle tension.

Definition Source - Encyclopedia

 

Trigger Point Therapy  - is a bodywork technique that involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. The application of manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is sometimes regarded as one of a group of treatment approaches called neuromuscular therapy or NMT.

Definition Source - Wikipedia

Hot Stone Massage - is the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. The specific placement helps to melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation. The massage therapist will also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones.. Hot stone massage therapy relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist deeper access to the muscle layers, expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a calming effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation.

Definition Source - Encyclopedia

Reiki** - is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means "universal life energy" in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage therapy is used to relieve stress and pain, and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions.

**NOT A RELIGIOUS PRACTICE**

Definition Source - Wikipedia