Healing Touch By Faith
Promoting Wellness With Massage
Research has found that stress affects every part of your body and when you carry too much tension, it may lead to muscle stiffness and pain throughout your body.
Stress is also linked to headaches, fatigue, stomach problems, and difficulty sleeping.
Massage therapy helps lower blood pressure as well as the heart rate, reducing the strain on your heart and helping you maintain a healthier circulatory system.
Prenatal massage can relieve back pain and will improve your sleep and overall mood. Other benefits can include decreased stress and may reduce labor complications.
The key to getting the most out of your prenatal massage is to understand that your prenatal health extends long after your baby is born so it is vital to maintain not only optimum health during the pregnancy but after the birth, you will need to beware of how your body and mind are reacting. Now is the time to take care of yourself and the changes your body is undergoing.
Chronic Pain Massage
Therapeutic massage is an active area of research and has been studied for its effect on pain in the back, hands, neck, and knees, among other areas.
Therapeutic massage will relieve pain including painful muscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety, which is part of chronic pain that you have dealt with for years
Hello! I’m Faith
Licensed Massage Therapist
Over 10 years ago, I started on a Nursing path as I desired to do nothing more than to be a healer, of sorts, for those who were in crisis with their physical selves.
However, I quickly came to understand that to fully reach those who were in need of physical relief of chronic pain they were experiencing, I could relate much of my traditional Chinese teachings of meridian points and the way the body is designed to work together as a cohesive unit through massage therapy. Armed with the traditional Chinese teaching of meridian points and taking into account modern massage techniques I was able to quickly establish a unifying principle that addresses client needs that gave them back a quality of life prior to the pain they were currently experiencing.
My mission is yours; giving you the freedom of mobility from pain you may be experiencing. As is my motto, “When You’re in Pain, the World Stops, But I Listen.” Let me help to give you back your freedom from pain today.
“When You’re In Pain
The World Stops But I Listen“
Muscle and Back tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain.
Stress may change the body’s nervous system by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and nerves in the back. This process causes a decrease in oxygen and a buildup of biochemical waste products in the muscles, resulting in muscle tension, spasm, and back pain.
Muscle tension is typically treated using nonsurgical options to relax the muscles including exercise, water therapy, and heat therapy.
Chinese Meridian Points
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.
Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that prevents you from moving your arm.
I have had success with Clients on relieving their pain and returning them to optimum health
Sports Injury Massage
An injury sustained practicing or competing in a sport Sites Thigh, foot, knee, lower leg, ankle, hip, finger Types Contusion, strain, sprain, heat exhaustion, lacerations, etc Sports with most Martial arts–judo, tae kwon do, wrestling, gymnastics, powerlifting, track & field, soccer, etc
Shoulder and Neck Pain
The neck and shoulders are complex and interconnected areas, and medical problems that affect one often affect the other, as well. Pain and dysfunction from injuries or conditions that impact the joints, muscles, and other structures can easily spread from the neck to the shoulder(s) and from the shoulder(s) to the neck and scapula.
These body parts share bones, muscles, connective tissues, and nerves, making it easy for pain to radiate throughout the area.
Ankle and Knee Pain
Sprains are injuries where a ligament is stretched or torn within a joint. Common places you might have a sprain can include your ankle, knee, and wrist. In severe sprains, the ligaments can be partially or completely torn – sometimes leading to surgery. Treatment for sprains often involves rest and physical and massage therapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
A type of massage in which the fingers, thumbs, and elbows are used to release chronic muscle tension, using slow, deep strokes and friction; the therapist may work perpendicularly to the length of the fibers of the superficial muscles, with the intent of massaging muscle that lies underneath. The therapy borrows from other forms of bodywork, including Chua ka, cross-fiber friction massage, deep tissue sculpting, Hellerwork, Rolfing, and others; it is believed to increase blood flow and to be of greatest use in problem muscles for pain, rehabilitation, and arthritic complaints.
Car Accident Recovery
Massage is an effective treatment to reduce scarring after injury. Scarring is the natural healing process of damaged tissues. The body produces collagen fibers and sends them to repair around an injury site. Collagen fibers differ in texture from normal tissue fibers. Collagen is tough in texture and lays across the direction of muscle fibers.
Chronic Back Pain
The definition of the chronic lower back pain is established by the persistence of pain beyond 3 months of symptoms. Very often, the pain is “non specific”, meaning related to a mechanical origin.
The main factors inducing the pain to become chronic are individual factors, psychological factors or socio-professional factors. The socio-professional factors are often much more influential than the physical factors.
The overwhelming element of treatment is physical exercise. Other methods of treatment like cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy and multidisciplinary rehabilitation can also lead to significant improvements.
Face and Head Massage
A technique that consists of stroking, pinching, rolling, squeezing, and otherwise stimulating the soft tissues and muscles of the face. Face massage may be used to relieve tension and possibly control age-related phenomena, such as wrinkling.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop tennis elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead to tennis elbow include plumbers, painters, carpenters, and butchers.
The pain of the tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.
More than just the cause of “really bad headaches,” migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. While intense, debilitating headaches frequently characterize it, additional symptoms may include:
- difficulty speaking
- numbness or tingling
- sensitivity to light and sound
The condition often runs in families and can affect all ages. People assigned female at birth are more likely than people assigned male at birth to be diagnosed with migraine.
The diagnosis of migraine is determined based on clinical history, reported symptoms, and by ruling out other causes. The most common categories of migraine headaches (or attacks) are episodic versus chronic, and then those without aura and those with aura.
My Approach & Vlaues
It has always been my Number One Priority to listen and value each of my clients so I can bring the best treatment possible that fits their unique situation with a mix of Chinese Meridian Points and traditional massage techniques that have led to an intense scope of my experience dealing with client’s pain points.
By listening and evaluating their pain problem, I give them the exact treatment needed for their Pain Management.
Everyone is different and yet we all have one goal – Wellness!
Massage Therapy not only provides for the opportunity to live better and free from pain but enhances your overall quality of life.
"I have been using massage therapy as a way to treat my pain for many years on and off and have done so on both East and West Coasts and in East Asia. Some therapists use minimal effort and charge minimal rates, some use minimal effort and charge high rates, and some really take the time to understand the pain. The third type typically charges high rates. Faith is the third type, but with very reasonable prices if you purchase the gift card (on her website or in person) and are consistent with treatment. She explained to me that my muscle pain needed consistent work over time. At first I was skeptical, but gave it a try. Each time I visited I noticed a gradual improvement in pain in my neck, shoulders, lower back, glutes, and legs/feet. If you are in pain, I highly suggest doing 2 hour sessions every 5 - 7 days over a period of a few months. It's worth every penny! Massage therapy should be done frequently at the beginning, and then to the point where appointments are simply a monthly maintenance all other things being equal. The biggest mistake most customers, like myself make is waiting until the pain the unbearable and then dialing in....muscle pain is not worth putting off! If you're in doubt...maybe you just need a little Faith..:) Thank you Faith!
In November of 2018, my car was rear-ended, and I was injured. My doctor referred me for physical therapy, but my physical therapist recommended and referred for continuous treatments with massage therapist Faith. During my deep mussels tissue massage therapy treatments with Faith, I had an amazing experience of the healing process. Faith is a good listener and can identify the source of pain in order to resolve it. In addition, I was very impressed by the method of her healing treatments, with the touch of her magical hands; I am back to my wellness. I highly refer to experience Faith’s treatments, as she is a true healer.
I started the treatment in the beginning of November 2019 due to a car accident. Faith carefully checked my problems and patiently take care of each pain point. She is very professional and always listened to me and answered my questions. I highly recommend Faith.
I’ve been seeing Faith for massage for years. She is really good at releasing muscle pain. I had very bad tendinitis in my knee (aka, runner’s knee). It was very painful and I couldn’t walk long distances. After two sessions with Faith, my knee pain was gone. And I could walk normally as well as walk up and down stairs w/out pain. I highly recommend Faith if you are experiencing chronic muscle pain or strained muscles due to an injury.
Faith was wonderful, and very attentive. Very much recommended!
I’ve been seeing Faith for massage for years. She is really good at releasing muscle pain. I had very bad tendonitis in my knee (aka, runner’s knee). It was very painful and I couldn’t walk long distances. After two sessions with Faith, my knee pain was gone. And I could walk normally as well as walk up and down stairs w/out pain. I highly recommend Faith if you are experiencing chronic muscle pain or strained muscles due to an injury.
I definitely recommend giving this place a try
So nice and welcoming! She knew exactly what muscles to target and the massage was great and helped a ton. 10/10 recommend! Also, she accommodates same-day scheduling so great if you aren't a huge planner like myself
She is great and has much availability throughout the day. I have had an injury for some time in my back, she has gotten me mobile again. Knows the spots and isn't afraid to leave you breathless and thoroughly worked over. Somehow I'm never sore afterward. Safe, clean, knowledgeable.
Loved Faith and my massage. So glad I found her highly. Recommend. I felt better right away.
I had been dealing with chronic back pain for years. Chiropractors, massage therapy, nerve ablation, shots; nothing worked long term. I started seeing Faith because I pulled my shoulder and was looking for some relief and ended up continuing once I saw more long-term relief. Faith is less massage therapist and more trigger point. She looks for muscles and tendons that are sensitive and works on those locations to relieve their pain. She would find places I didn't even know hurt and would gently work on them. With each session, you could see areas becoming less problematic. I went to about 7 sessions, every 5-6 days before I say I didn't need to go as regularly. Sitting was the worst for me, extreme tailbone pain, which is now so much more tolerable. I will absolutely still frequent because this isn't a bandaid, it's a way to help heal you for long-term benefits. Thank you, Faith.
So incredible. I felt listened to and had a great experience. Faith is kind and super competent. I highly recommend seeing her.
Faith was amazing! She explained what she was doing the entire time. I have a lot of stress and overused muscle primarily on my right shoulder. She gave me the option to work on both of my shoulders for an hour. She was diligent in working through the overused muscles and then icing them. Definitely will be back!
I really enjoyed my massages with Faith. I try to go to her once a month if possible. I have also recommended her to my partner and his mother. If you are looking for a relaxing massage, I highly recommend Faith. She also works with people who have injuries.
Absolutely amazing!!! I am a very active old guy - 72 - and have been dealing with health issues for a number of years, massage on an as-needed basis for about 20 of those. We were in Seattle to visit family and severely pulled a groin muscle. Could hardly walk the next morning, found Faith on Yelp, and she could see me that morning, amazing results that quickly. Made appointments for the next 2 days (including one travel) as we were staying in Kirkland with family. Never, ever have had such results, wish she were in Coeur d' Alene!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great experience! it's like magic. I will definitely come back and recommend it to my friends
Faith is such a great massage therapist. She is not only capable of helping people to relax,but also fixing the problems of intense muscle. I used to have several lumps under my armpits after I give birth of my first kid. That caused me serious headaches and engorged breasts, the pain was horrible. After three continuous massage Faith give to me, it totally recovered.Most importantly, my baby finally got sufficient milk,which is so valuable. Many many thanks to you,Faith. I wish you good luck with everything!
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