Celest graduated from the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in 2010 and got her Medical Massage certification in 2015. She likes to use her advanced neuromuscular massage techniques to solve soft tissue problems to increase range of motion, restore function and decrease discomfort. She’s helped lots of people avoid or put off surgeries, especially for the back and neck, using neuromuscular techniques she’s learned.
Celest worked in orthodontics, tech support, and even drove for UPS for two years. She feels her diverse professional background has given her unique insight as to how a profession can harm a body. She’s sat too long (tech support), run too much (UPS), and stood and sat in awkward positions for too long (orthodontics).
She became a massage therapist because she wanted to do work that solved important problems that didn’t involve sitting for extended amounts of time.
Celest doesn’t do a routine massage as she is constantly customizing what she does based on what she feels, what the person tells her they are feeling, and what their problems and goals are. Her favorite parts of the body to work on are the neck, arms, and hands. Those areas are where she’s seen the most results in the least amount of time. She’s had advanced training in anatomy and physiology and enjoys talking to people about their muscles in such a way that they can easily understand what is going on, and can learn to appreciate what their body does for them. She understands scar tissue in the body and the techniques she uses can address scar tissue adhesions quickly and effectively. While she can be very specific and target problem areas she certainly appreciates the body needing to destress and just relax.
When asked what pressure she uses Celest always says “effective” because it’s the different pressures that get results. She also believes she’s effective because she listens to what a person tells her they are feeling. She doesn’t jump to conclusions about the client’s body and she communicates during the massage to be sure she’s giving them the treatment they want and need. Celest knows she’s done a good job on someone by the look in their eyes when she’s done.
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