Why Kim Lee-Thorp and SC Wellness for bodywork?
Not all practitioners are equal. Many people in massage school consider massage a vocation much like veterinary or x-ray technician. They smoke on breaks, eat take-out for lunch, drink too much coffee in the morning, too much alcohol in the evening and loved to talk about their personal problems. A dedicated bodyworker must be completely present and maintain clear intentions. This work is highly demanding for the practitioner, requires extended concentration, clear intentions and complete presence. There is also constant research, continuing education and keeping up with scientific information. Not to mention therapists work long hours for low pay in spas and resorts so to them it is just a vocation and a way to pay their bills. Others choose to take a class or two or learn a specific type of work and not be licensed but rather work under the radar illegally working at their homes or coming to yours. The average years a massage therapist practices in these scenarios is three before their bodies wear out and they have no time or money to take time for themselves or further their education.
From my very first class, massage was an art to me and I knew I had found something that spoke to me very deeply. It is my second career and fits into my life perfectly giving me as much as I give to my clients. I hold more than 3000 hours of clinical training (10 times California's training requirements) and have over 10 years of experience, more than most. I am Nationally Board Certified and licensed in the State of California to practice massage (a legal requirement). I strive to provide value and measurable benefit from each session. You will always get superior service because your session will always be tailored exactly to your requests, never a set routine. Interesting in what my clients say? Click on the verified reviews button above.
Training and certifications in massage and bodywork: NCBTMC, CAMTC, ABMP, AMTA, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Jin Shin, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Structural Integration, Lymphatic Therapy. Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Pelvic floor and diastasis issues, NAT for Frozen Shoulder, PNF Stretching, Prenatal Fitness, Somatic Exercise, injury and trauma recovery, YIN Yoga, Cold Laser, AromaTouch, Symphony of the Cells.
You can eat right, optimize nutrients and build your chi. You can detox, exercise, meditate and balance your chakras ... these may not be enough to thrive in our world because none of them include human touch. Skilled human touch reassures and nourishes. The sensitivity, trust and communication a good massage requires reminds us that working together gets us to places competition never could. There is no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives you assign to it (pampering or clinically therapeutic) or the reasons you seek it out (a treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.