Emily Snodgrass is a massage therapist I had the privilege of meeting several weeks ago. If you’re ever in the Boonesboro, Maryland area and want to treat yourself, check her out!
How long have you been a registered massage practitioner?
I am a relatively new Registered Massage Practitioner. I graduated in December of 2018 from a 750 hour 14 Month weekend program at Central Maryland School of Massage and was licensed to practice in Maryland by March of 2019. Since becoming licensed this year I have also taken 50.5 CEs in advanced Myokinesio Therapy of the Head, Neck, Shoulder, Arm, Hip and Thigh. I plan to take a total of 150 advanced CEs before October 2020. I am also interested in Sports Massage, Oncology Massage, and Prenatal Massage advanced continuing education. I am not sure what the future holds and if I will complete them by next fall. But we all have goals!
You list Swedish Massage as one of your services. How does it differ from other forms of massage?
Swedish Massage combines several different stroke techniques that can include effleurage, petrissage, tapping, shaking, rocking, gentle stretching with the primary goal to relax the entire body. Generally long gliding strokes in the direction of the heart are applied with a certain flowing transitioning that encourages your body to go into a state of relaxation. Deep Tissue can be more therapeutic and focus more on the deeper layers of muscle and trigger points.
Can you tell us the benefits of massage therapy?
There are many benefits and can be different for everyone. To maintain the benefits, it is best to be seen frequently. It is very relaxing, it can help to decrease anxiety, enhance sleep quality, improve circulation/concentration/range of motion, as well as many other benefits. It can be a helpful compliment to any self-care routine.
How often do you recommend your patrons have massage therapy?