Client Spotlight, August 2017

Anja Gutbrod-Pollitz

Anja has been a client for a couple years now, and I love that I am a part of her self care.  She does so much for so many people.  From teaching, to volunteering, to caring for and having adventures with her family.  I always look forward to working with her!

Q: How often do you come in for massage sessions?

A: I try to come in every other week. My neck will tell me if I waited too long. 


Q: How do you feel massage helps you?

A: I can feel the effects of your massage right away: after half an hour of muscle kneading, I don’t feel my head anymore - that might sound dramatic, but it’s the best way to describe how your hands bring away the heaviness in my neck with which I usually arrive at the session. During massage I can feel the lymph fluid being drained from my head, and I have the impression that there is a better flow throughout my upper body. The massage itself is very relaxing. Since I get a massage regularly, I very rarely complain about tension headaches anymore. 


Q: What would you tell someone about massage that has never received one before?

A: I would tell the person that if s/he loves her/his body, s/he should definitely indulge into a massage from time to time. We abuse our bodies by sitting long hours at the computer and should give back some tender care once in a while. 

Client Spotlight, May 2017

Wade Trammell

*Retired Firefighter




Wade makes retirement look amazing.  He is a retired firefighter and now spends his time golfing, camping, and doing CrossFit.  He is wonderful to work with and if feels great to be apart of his health care team!  

Q: How often do you come in for massage sessions?

A:  Not often enough. I'm pretty good at waiting until I'm in some sort of pain that inflicts itself on me somewhere, ormuscle tightness that won't go away. That's when you get a text from me pleading for an open slot for that day. (Sorry about that, my bad I know ;-)) but I always leave wondering why I don't I get massages more often! You're getting so popular now I might be forced to schedule you in advance like a normal pro-active organized adult human should.

Q: How do you feel massage helps you?

A: Your massages get me back on track with my life in general, workouts, and especially golf. Tension kills a golf swing, so any compensations in my swing due to aches/pains or muscle tightness can wreak havoc on my game. Besides that, I always love the way I feel after I leave your office, especially the days that follow right after a session. Its a huge benefit in many ways. Just feeling like everything is working properly and in sync with my body is amazing, and you get me back to that baseline every time I get a massage. 

Q: What would you tell someone about massage that has never received one before?

A:  I wonder who hasn't ever had a a massage? Those poor souls! 

I think its a great way to keep you in a position to feel better about anything you do physically no matter what that may be. If your body is feeling the way it should, and moving correctly without compensating, the whole day is better and more efficient. Massage with Jessica can do that. I would suggest to anyone/everyone to try a true therapeutic massage once. Those spa feel good massages are nice too, and Jessica could do those as well I'm sure, but I go to her to get back to feeling more functional. She's got a gift of finding where my real tension hides, which is usually a surprise to me too, until Jessica finds it. She's really good at that. So, if even if you have never had a massage, or you have and you didn't think it was worth the money, you didn't go to Jessica. In my opinion, she is every bit as important to my physical well being as my doctor and chiropractor, and way more relaxing. The results are undeniable.

Client Spotlight, February 2017

Morgan Newman Dodson

AKA Master Newman

Vice President of East West Kung Fu

When I first met Morgan, she was kicking butt at CrossFit Danville.  So fast and so strong!  I had no idea that she was a Kung Fu Master.  Here is some of Morgan's Kung Fu accomplishments. When she is not doing either of those, she is busy being an amazing mom!! Morgan has been a client and a friend for a few years now and I always look forward to seeing her.  I asked her a few questions about how she uses massage to keep moving...

Q: How often do you come in for massage sessions?

A:  I try to come in once a month for massages, but it really depends on my crazy schedule. If I could, I would come in weekly though. I’m always reminded how good i feel after I walk out of Jessica’s office, and each time I’m done I swear to myself that I’m going to get in more. Then life gets in the way! :)

Q: How do you feel massage helps you?

A: Massage allows me to do what I love! I teach and train at East West Kung Fu 6 days a week and workout at Crossfit Danville 4 days, so my body definitely needs the help that Jessica provides. Between kung fu, CrossFit and running after our two year old, I am always on the go, so I love my massage time to just unwind and take care of myself. It has also helped to repair lots of different issues I’ve had, including recovery from my ruptured bicep tendon about a year and a half ago. I couldn’t believe the difference in my mobility after Jessica’s massage sessions post surgery.

Q: What would you tell someone about massage that has never received one before?

A:  I would say, don’t walk, RUN, and get one! Once you try it, you’ll be hooked. It’s so important for physical maintenance, especially if you are an active person. But regardless, everyone can really benefit from great massage work, and Jessica definitely provides that!