Intuitive massage unravels the body like a tangled string: precise; meticulous;
I often hear from clients that my massage treatments differ from their previous massage experiences. Therefore, I asked several ongoing clients to describe my massage in their own words. This is not meant as an endorsement. It is included to offer first hand perspectives on what I offer as a massage therapy service. Also, it elucidates how it differs from a traditional massage experience. I hope this helps prepare you for your visit.
“What Ryan can do is pin point quickly and accurately exactly where I am out of alignment. He can go so far as to describe the way I sit at my desk and offer suggestions to correct my posture. He then proceeds to work some kind of magic relaxation which is soothingly rhythmic, with never too much pressure. It's kind of like listening to music, it sort of creeps up on you and you may not realize what you're hearing but it's affecting your subconscious, and then it's over and you're left with an imprint of something good you didn't know you were feeling until you felt it's absence.”
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“What makes your massage different to ‘traditional’ is that you read the body. Not just for where the issues are but for how to treat those issues. Some areas will require more pressure and/or attention than others, this is true, but "deep tissue massage" is not always the answer. I believe that the measure of a good massage is not so much about how much pain you feel right afterwards, but in looking back somewhere down the road and seeing how far your body has healed itself and continues to trek down the road to good health.”
“I have had the pleasure of being treated by Ryan Hayes for the past year and a half. My reasoning for walking through the door initially was a simple case of stress & tension. His vast knowledge of a combination of therapies takes massage to a whole new level. What starts off as a massage, becomes an experience. He works through the muscles, easing the tension with deep tissue work, and the use of the body's energies through Reiki. Often I wonder where the heat comes from, and realize it is the energy from Ryan. It's an incredible sensation!
There is never any pain, there are points of pressure but never pain. I tend to be quite compacted through my lower back and ankles, but through various points of the massage I will feel as though my legs are growing, as the muscles and tensions are released. I feel taller when I leave! I have had good massages in the past that left me feeling good for a day or two, but a massage with Ryan Hayes makes me feel amazing for weeks! I feel like a well oiled machine when I leave a session. Once a month, I book a massage with Ryan and it allows for a happy body, mind & spirit, I can't ask for more than that! Thank you Ryan!”
“Treatment with Ryan Hayes is a unique integration of massage therapy and intuitive touch, that helps the client experience a more holistic massage, and make connections with body and spirit. For those who may have a good understanding of how daily and old stress manifests in the body, and how massage can release that stress, Ryan is an excellent facilitator.”
“The experience is absolutely positive. Ryan is both respectful and intuitive in his work. He uses a variety of techniques, ranging from Swedish type massage to Shiatsu to gentle manipulation. Each massage is different--not the same old routine that often massage therapists use over and over again. I always leave his massages feeling specifically attended to and calm and energized.”
“I have been coming to see Ryan for massage therapy for approximately three years now, his approach for massage therapy is a wonderful way of healing the body, mind and soul. His healing touch goes beyond the regular massage therapy I have experienced in the past, and this is why I continue to meet with him, it is through his approach that I have been able to become more aware of the connection between mind and body. His approach in treating his clients is very holistic, gentle and non invasive.”
“I would describe it as relaxing, feels like muscles are being realigned to a more functional place and that energy flows better, if that makes sense. Afterwards I feel like I am standing taller and that my posture is better placed.”
“In my experience, it's closest to what I've received from an osteopath vs any other RMT massage I've received.
You've addressed my overall mobility issues, posture, movement etc as well as have reset any joints that are off (i.e. my wrist). You noticed something was off with that arm before I did.
I tell people I don't really know what you're doing but you find these spots and apply pressure and when you're done I can breathe properly, and stand up straight, and turn my head, and move again. I feel like the tin man being set free.
From a client on the table point of view, it might not seem like much is happening. But off the table there is a huge difference.”
“For me, the big difference is the cranial sacral work. Most RMTs don't do anything with the head, as far as I can tell. But the actual sensation is so subtle it's hard to describe it as a feeling at all. Overall I would say that of the entire treatment: far more subtle and not a lot of painful tissue work. It does feel like there is more attention paid to body alignment and movement, beyond just sore muscles.”
“I love having an appointment with Ryan. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the body, consults with you both before and after the appointment in a friendly and relaxed manner. Having a massage with Ryan is like having someone listen to your body in a way that you can't - he's so adept at pinpointing where your pain is, what it stems from and resolving that pain. I can't recommend him enough.”
“I had been massaged a lot in different clinics and spas. I have problems on my shoulders and neck due to working with computer. Moreover, I'm an active person, I go to gym and run marathon. Sometimes other parts of my body for example my legs were tights. Ryan was not only massaging my sore muscles but he took care and adjusted the alignment of my body. When I had massage from others before I felt good on massage table however the next couple days my body felt sore. It was different from his method. I think he combines the western and eastern massage methods. I don't know the name of his particular massages. I felt he transfered his energy to my body. As he said massage was not supposed to be painful. Every time I finished treatment with him, my body felt relax and rejuvenate. No sore muscles anymore on following days.”
“After a car accident 7 years ago, physiotherapy, chiropractic sessions, and message therapy did not help my injury, pain, discomfort, and symptoms. I did not have proper mobility in my arm, shoulder, and neck. I also had eye pressure that caused headaches and other symptoms.
2 years ago, I had my first treatment with you. After 3 treatments, I felt less pain, less discomfort and heaviness in my arm. As well as, Headaches and eye pressure, gone! I remember crying when I felt circulation from my arm to neck the next day of treatment one night! My cry was joyful not painful for the first time in a long time!
Your technique of therapy is beyond massage! You take the joint and/or muscle and feel energy or lack of and bring the area back to life in a matter that I truly cannot explain. And, that therapist in my past have never gone beyond "standard treatment’. You do make the client aware of their body and I do appreciate that as a whole. Your guidance after treatments on what to do and your sincerity of keeping in touch by email or phone call if symptoms bad or good arise, is thoughtful and there has not been one therapist in my past that has ever followed up like you have.”
“I have been Ryan’s client for over 8 years. Wherever he goes I follow him. Being a dentist and having work related injuries, unfortunately is almost a normal thing in our field. I have tried all different types of massages, prior to meeting Ryan, and I was convinced that no matter what, I would have to live with chronic pain for as long as I decided to be a Dentist.
Luckily and randomly I fell in Ryan’s hands, and ever since I have been able to live and work, pain free for most of the days.
The energy/massage/craniosacral healing he performs to my body and soul is fantastic , I feel my energy level is rebalanced every time after I see him , and with a 45 minute treatment I feel fantastic for 6-8 weeks!
I would call his sessions ‘treatments’, because just a simple ‘massage’ does not make sense to what he is capable of.
I would totally recommend his treatments , please allow yourself to have more than just a back rub, and allow yourself one or two days after his treatment to feel the complete benefits and health improvement to your body!”
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