Leslie began her journey in healing practices when she became a licensed cosmetologist after graduating from the Lansdale School of Cosmetology. She specializes in skin treatments and facials, and her experience helping people through skincare is what pushed her to explore the field of massage. Leslie attended The Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy and has been practicing massage for 22 years, but only recently joined the team at Whole Body Yoga Studio.
Leslie offers many different kinds of massage, including hot stone massages and corrective work such as myofascial release therapy and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy. Deep muscle therapy helps release chronic muscle tension and can aid new and old injuries through the healing process. Leslie also practices bellabaci cupping and movement cupping, which works with the lymphatic system and can be incorporated into swedish massage. Leslie recognizes the importance of services for expectant woman and offers mother massages and infant massage for newborns and can teach infant massage to parents with babies.
Leslie finds massage therapy rewarding because she values her clients’ health and sees them responding to the benefits of massage. Leslie has helped people get into yoga positions that they couldn’t before, walk without the support of a cane, and even improve bladder issues. To Leslie, massage is a partnership because people put trust in her to be a part of their lives in an intimate way.
Beyond massaging, Leslie promotes healing to her clients. Massage is a healing process that enhances what her clients try to achieve that is best paired with working out, good nutrition, and an overall healthy lifestyle. This is part of the reason Leslie makes aromatherapy blends for her clients based on the issues they’re experiencing, from bruising to migraines to sinus issues.
Leslie enjoys reading and studying about massage therapy and how different body systems work together so she can implement them into her practice. She likes to feel centered, so participating in a lot of reflection, reading, listening to scripture, relaxing, and focusing on her breath are common activities for Leslie. She also loves spending time with her daughter and having adventures together. Leslie makes a practice of loving people where they’re at and laughing even when she is going through hardships. Her favorite quote is from corinthians: Love bears, endures, hopes, and believes.
Leslie practices gentle and restorative yoga, which goes well with massage because they both focus on breath. Leslie’s goal is to create partnerships with each individual she massages to achieve and maintain a flexible, fun, and healthy lifestyle.