Hi, I'm Stephanie Surface.
I graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Va in 2008, received my national certification, then my state license soon after. I moved from Northern Virginia to Eastern Connecticut in 2011 (CT license #7080). I've worked with Chiropractors, Physiatrists, and Mental Health Professionals to help clients achieve their rehabilitative goals. Through my years of practice, I have come to recognize the many ways in which massage therapy can be beneficial to anyone and everyone.
Pain management programs
Structural and Postural Issues
Anxiety and Depression
The list goes on. In the field of bodywork, we are told that to be successful we need find a niche, a focus on a specialty that sets us apart from the competitors. I'll be honest with you, I don't believe this is the right approach for me. My specialty is in treating human beings through intuition and integration. What that means is that you may come see me needing relief from chronic headaches, but that might also include anxiety, or addiction issues in which I will perform the necessary correctional treatment and throw in a breathing or biofeedback exercise. It's never one thing, is it?
Author of "Intelligence in the Flesh," Guy Claxton views the human body as "A massive, seething, streaming collection of interconnected communication systems that bind the muscles, the stomach, the heart, the senses and the brain so tightly together that no part - especially the brain - can be seen as functionally separate from, or senior to, any other part."
I happen to agree. :)