Over the past 20+ years, I have practiced and gone to many different workshops to broaden and expand my understanding of effective massage. The menu of modalities I have studied resembles a Pu-Pu Platter.
A whole body massage using deep manual pressure to find and release areas of muscular tension and spasms
A very gentle touch guiding the rhythm of spinal fluid that flows through the brain and into the sacrum, bringing in nutrients and removing toxins. This is a very relaxing, yet deeply effective modalities.
A massage which addresses specific areas of injury and/or weakness, relieves the discomfort of overuse and tension. Includes a postural analysis to evaluate muscular imbalances which effect exercise and overall sense of well being.
A massage specifically designed for women experiencing the transition from fertility to wisdom. The hormonal fluctuations during this period can create muscular discomfort, particularly
NEURAL RESET THERAPY
The new kid on the block. This is an amazing new modality that uses vibrators to reset stuck neural muscular patterns. It is a muscle energy technique that bypasses the muscular nerves and resets them at the spinal column. It is extremely impressive, fast and effective.
Pregnancy massage requires a trained, intuitive touch. You deserve a relaxing massage with a knowing touch during this very special time.
To be a massage therapist is to answer a calling. We are not healers. We are facilitators of healing. All healing is an inside job.
My name is Patty Smythe and when I am not living the Pura Vida life in Playa Samara, Costa Rica, I live in the woods of Western Massachusetts in the Pioneer Valley. I began my career in massage in 1997 attending the East/West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon where I received my initial 550 hours. I chose the perfect career for myself because I love learning and the field of massage therapy is almost as infinite as the human mind. Over the past 20+ years of my practice, I have continually attended different workshops to broaden and expand my understanding of effective bodywork.
Patty is different from any "massage" therapist I have been to before, in the best way possible. Watching Patty work is mesmerizing, it is so clear that she is plugged in to the body or something else guiding her to aches and pains you didn't even know you had, until she works her magic and you feel the best you've felt in years. Patty is such a strong, but calming energy, it is healing just to be near her.
My recommendation for all future clients is to ask Patty to be as weird as possible, explore every modality, don't just opt for a traditional deep tissue massage (which is great, by the way). In my sessions with Patty, I got to experience nearly every modality that she practices, and there are a lot. They are all unique and powerful, and when done in harmony with each other, can have astounding effects.
I have recommended Patty to everyone I know and love. Go see her, your body and soul will thank you.
I had the pleasure of having a massage appointment with Patty. I was assuming a standard massage therapy, and luckily it was anything but. Patty's unique combination of therapies was an incredible experience. I was experience a low range of movement in my lower back and hips and it was causing cramping in my legs. In one session I dramatically increased range of movement and felt my legs loosening, and she hadn't even touched my legs. By the end of session two I was convinced that I was in the hands of a not just a therapist but a healer. Can't recommend Patty enough.
My daughter found out about Patty and booked me a massage with her, because she found out that Patty specializes in deep tissue, and that is what I needed. When I showed up for the appointment, what I got was so much more. Patty's method's are certainly not normal, but they are effective. She immediately recognized that the point of so much tension in my neck was coming from deep inside my jaw. After she worked on releasing the tension from my jaw, I could immediately feel a difference in my neck. Patty also seemingly effortlessly aligned my pelvis and leveled my legs in one simple move that adjusted where my thighs meet my pelvis. On top of all this, she has a wonderful spirit and personality that put me at ease during this unconventional massage session. I highly recommend Patty to anyone looking to have their body's innate healing process put into action by Patty's knowing touch.