When you book a session with Leslie, you will receive a personal evaluation and approach designed specifically for you. This includes discussion of your goals, evaluation of your presenting concerns, and a treatment plan designed for your unique condition. We will also discuss the possible contributing factors of your condition and how to further the results of the treatment with recommendations suited to your specific needs.
Leslie has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2002. She received her Practitioner and Therapist certificates from Hirudaya Holistic Life Center School of Massage in San Luis Obispo, CA, and became an instructor there from 2003-2006, teaching Sports Massage and Ethics & Professionalism for Bodyworkers. Leslie additionally taught Sports Massage at the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo, CA from 2012-2016. In 2014 Leslie received her Massage Therapist state certification through the California Massage Therapy Council.
Her massage techniques include, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Manual Lymphatic and Shiatsu.
In addition to her Massage Therapist Certifications, Leslie has specialized training in British Sports Therapy, otherwise known as "Soft Tissue Release," with Stuart Taws (a kin to Active Release Technique A.R.T.) and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques with Erik Dalton. Specific technique approaches designed to treat acute and repetitive strain injuries and chronic pain syndromes to include carpal tunnel, whiplash, low back and neck pain, plantar fasciitis and shoulder injuries to name a few.
In 2018 Leslie became "Certified Proficient" in Touch For Health Synthesis theory, practice and assessment focusing on meridian energy balancing. She studied and trained under Matthew Thie, son of Touch For Health founder, John Thie D.C. through the International Kinesiology College (IKC). She is currently a registered instructor for the Touch For Health Synthesis program and Goal Setting and Metaphor training programs, and is working towards her TFH Consultant certification.
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