I start with listening.
Listening first to what brings you to my practice, then to your history and goals, then to your body.
By listening to the body, I am guided to the areas of greatest need. Drawing from my knowledge and experience in a wide range of modalities, I work to remove restriction and restore function.
Modalities I practice:
Ashiatsu barefoot massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
About the Work
Better Being Bodywork Treatments
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashiatsu is performed with the feet instead of the hands. This offers deeper, smoother and fuller pressure than a hands-on massage. This style of bodywork is good for healthy individuals who enjoy deeper pressure massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
For post-injury/post-surgical recovery. Manual Lymphatic Drainage directs flow of lymph fluid to clear areas of congestion. Lymphatic work boots the immune system, decreases edema, the pain associated with it and reduces risk of adhesion formation.
Manual therapy specified for those who are living with or in treatment for cancers of all types. This includes a more thorough intake and lighter work designed for relaxation and restoration.
Oncology massage can measurably improve pain, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and sleep.
Visceral Manipulation targets soft tissue surrounding internal organs. This work ALWAYS starts with a listening to feel where the area of greatest restriction is. From there, I follow the tension and use intentional touch to allow the tension to release.
"I can't say enough about my experience with Better Being Bodywork. Everyday for weeks now, I've had to put on a tough face, walk upright and keep straight while my body would do everything it could to fail me. I was exhausted and nearly spent. Just this one 90 minute session...I feel completely recharged. Nearly all of my pain points have gone and I feel like my old self again. BBB took her time to really identify my problem areas then expertly resolve them. I couldn't be more grateful and I will definitely be returning.
"From day one Dana has been an excellent therapist, both attentive and inquisitive to my needs. Communication has always been affable, which adds to the efficacy of the massage. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and thorough massage therapist, you are in the right place."
She's amazing! She worked on my organs (post pregnancy focused), did cupping, scraping and a full on massage.
She listens to you and your body in a way I've never experienced before with a massage therapist. I am so thankful for her and book my next appointment with her at the end of our session.
Her attention to detail and skill are phenomenal.
I've been a massage therapist for 11 years, and I have never came across someone as passionate about healing like Dana! She listens to the body and heals each problem area in its own way. She uses a wide variety of techniques and tools that release trigger points and drain lymph nodes, which all help the healing process of sore or damaged muscles. She doesn't play Pattycake with your body she heals it and makes you feel whole again! She is worth every penny and I advise you to get at least 2 a month minimum. Even though one feels like a life time of pain being corrected, the more you get the better you feel and the longer you stay healed.
Dana is a fantastic therapist. I think she might even have some kind of psychic abilities the way she can read someone's body and find a problem. She applies intense pressure when needed. I have done lymphatic draining as well as deep tissue massage and both were great. I have been to several massage therapists and she has been the best!