Therapist ID: MA88554
Jupiter Massage & Pilates introduces Kathleen. Kathleen is a graduate of the Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty’s massage curriculum as well as an English literature alumna from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Kathleen has spent the past decade observing the fields of athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, and orthopedic medicine, experiences responsible for convincing her that any true comeback from orthopedic trauma involves a holistic fusion of body, mind, and spirit. Her advanced training includes structural integration - a form of deep-tissue massage focused on anatomically realigning the body - with Rolfer Thomas Meyers as well as myofascial release, a light and gentle form of fascial stretching pioneered by physical therapist John Barnes. Kathleen is a true believer in the power of full-body relaxation to complement and optimize thoughtful bodywork, so she incorporates hot stones, hot towels, and essential oils as often as applicable to each client’s needs. Other modalities include cryotherapy (iced stones) for acute swelling, passive stretching for difficult-to-release muscle groups, and a little dabbling in bamboo massage.
Her decade long background in personal training, athletic training, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery has given her unique insights into the world of musculoskeletal injuries, so if you find her giving you a laundry list of extra stretches to do at home after your session, don’t be surprised! Kathleen is passionate about helping each of her clients to live lives that are not only mobile and pain-free, but also filled with a sense of loving the body that each of us lives in. She is a graduate of the Palm Beach Academy of Heath and Beauty’s massage curriculum as well as an English alumna of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. This may explain her simultaneous love of the musculoskeletal system and her never ending orthopedic reading list!