Each month we feature someone from the True Health and Fitness team on this blog. This month we interviewed Brandi Palmer, LMT, who practices massage and craniosacral therapy at True Health and Fitness.
How would you describe your style of massage therapy?
Each massage is customized to the client’s focal problem areas. During my massage appointments I feel that it is important to address mind, body, and spirit and identify the imbalance therein. For example, stress is mental but often manifests physically as muscle spasms, tension, or pain and that can bring the spirit “down.” Correcting the imbalance can lead to deeper healing and excellent results.
Tell us about your background, what lead you to massage therapy?
After being a nurse for 27 years, massage seemed like a natural transition. I believe nurses and massage therapists have the same essential skills: healing touch and human connection.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Witnessing results and healing in my clients is such an honor. The ability to be a part of that transformation is tremendously rewarding.
What do you recommend to your clients for the day of massage?
As I always say, the hardest part of a massage is to simply relax! So many people really struggle with this as well as breathing and turning their mind “off.” I remind my patients to find that quiet place in their mind and to stay there the rest of the day. It is also extremely important to drink water afterward and soak in an Epsom salt bath if possible. Epsom salt can relieve soreness, relax muscles, and energetically cleanse so we can release toxins absorbed throughout the day.
What do you do for your own self-care?
Receiving frequent acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage changed my life. Dr. Kevin, Emily, and Wendy have quite literally become my “healthcare maintenance team.” I am so blessed to work in such a healing environment.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Fresh air and connecting with nature is the best medicine any time of the day. I have learned the importance of “being still,” and spend time daily in prayer or meditation.
The most important thing to me is family, I cherish my time with them. My favorite things are chocolate, snuggling babies, and my sweet dog Lilly Belle.
To schedule with Brandi Palmer, LMT
contact her directly, 724-972-2476