About Amy

Amy Courville

Licensed Massage Therapist

2008 Graduate, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

WI License number 11076-145

 

My style of massage can best be described as Integrative Massage, as I integrate a variety of modalities and techniques into every session. Some of the techniques I may utilize in a session are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Orthopedic/Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Lomi Lomi, Negative Pressure/Cupping, and Warm Bamboo.

My approach is to focus primarily on inducing deep relaxation, then sneaking in the deeper tissue work after the mind and body settle into a relaxed state. This allows me to work with your body to get results instead of painfully forcing my way through years of accumulated tension. By combining relaxation techniques with site specific work, I am able to provide relief from many aches and pains without the immediate and/or next day discomfort generally associated with deep tissue work. 

Prior to working as a massage therapist, I spent 17 years working in hospitals, nursing homes and doing in-home hospice work. That experience has left me very comfortable working with many complex health issues that other therapists have shied away from working with. Although I work with a wide variety of clients, the vast majority come to me not only seeking relief from chronic pain, but also relief from the stress, depression and anxiety that often arise after living with complex medical conditions for an extended time. Although I am largely unable to change the underlying pathology at the root of the issue, what I can do is soothe the nervous system and give it an opportunity to reassess the situation- or, as one of my favorite teachers likes to say, "we are able to change the brain's mind about pain." 

Because my specialty is technique integration, my rates are determined by appointment length, not modality used.