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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Williams

Welcome to BodyTalk, by New Roots!

Welcome to the New Roots blog we are going to affectionately name BodyTalk!

For those of you who are new, this first post will explain a little bit about what our business is, who we are, why we chose to do what we do, and how we fit into your personal life. For all those who know us and love our bodywork already, this is a chance to learn a little more about the newer services we offer, as well as gain important information to make the best decisions about your self-care.

Enough boring talk, let’s get to know each other!

New Roots is a family-owned and operated business, put together by a skilled husband-wife team, Dustin and Victoria. We have a combined 20 years of experience between the two of us in massage therapy, and our abilities range so widely that there is quite literally something for everyone!

Dustin has the greatest range of skills, starting with learning therapeutic massage in school, extensive Thai massage classes in Portland, and finishing up with craniosacral classes. His intuition and healing energy bring something to each massage session that just can’t be replicated. Need assistance with an old injury or throw your back into where it’s supposed to be? Thai massage is your answer! How about chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, or TMJ? Craniosacral is the gentle caressing of your nervous system that can help calm and moderate your symptoms. Whether you or your aches and pains are new or old, Dustin has the skills to pay back your body's bills!

On the other side of this team is Victoria (that’s me!). After having her first child, she decided that birth work was where the Universe was taking her! She became skilled in prenatal and postnatal massage, eventually becoming a doula (think the best cheerleader/walking-talking labor handbook you could have while having a baby). Now, she uses her bright, bubbly personality to ease her clients into relaxation before using magic hands to soothe away muscle tension, whether it’s from growing a baby or countless hours holding one.

The styles of massage that we use are beneficial for so many different types of people, and I can't wait to go into more detail in later blog posts about why exactly each style might be useful in your self care plan. There are many elements to the practice of Thai massage, including cupping and scraping, that are under-utilized by many practitioners, as well as the downplaying of the usefulness of the gentle ministrations of craniosacral massage. We hope through this blog to introduce you to your body, help you listen to it, and hopefully, help you live within it with a bit more ease.

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