QA With Laura Jenkins, Our Newest ODD Family Member // Massage Therapist

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We’re thrilled to welcome Laura Jenkins, our new massage therapist in Silverlake location of One Down Dog! Click here to read Laura’s bio.

 

Why should I incorporate Massage Therapy into my fitness/wellness regimen?

You take your car in for a tune-up, or an oil change right? Well, think of your body as your vehicle.  You’re working out and taking Yoga!  That’s a great start.  Those muscles are working, getting stronger, keeping your body moving and fit.  Ever feel sore, stiff, tight or plain old tired?  Your muscles need some lovin’ too.  Massage Therapy helps push all that lactic acid out of your tissues which helps aid in a faster recovery.  Overworked, tight muscles need to release tension before they start overcompensating for other areas or joints of the body.  The goal is maintenance and balance for your muscles.  If you want to be able to keep moving, massage is important. Aside from all the other amazing health benefits of massage, active folk should make massage a definite part of their routine.

What style of Massage do you do?

I combine various techniques to cater to your specific needs.  This isn’t your typical spa experience.  I focus on specific areas of need, or do a general tune-up of the body using techniques such as deep tissue, swedish, traction, range of motion, trigger point release, myofascial to name a few.  I consider it Therapeutic Massage.  I work with you to find out what your body likes and what it responds to best.  Don’t worry — I won’t make you cry unless it’s needed. 😉  Most importantly, always be open and honest with your therapist.  Be vocal when you feel the need, so you can communicate on what your body is supposed to be responding to or feeling.  And yes, I can also do a very stress-free, relaxing, “put me in the best mood ever” massage as well as prenatal.

How do I schedule an appointment? 

The best way to schedule is to e-mail me directly: JENK.LAUR@gmail.com. My schedule is flexible, but also depends on classes happening at One Down Dog (Silver Lake).  Day times are the best times.  But I get it — some of us do have 9-5ers.  E-mail me a couple different options of the best days/times that work for you, and we’ll make it happen.

How much does it cost?

$110 – 60 Minute Session

$150 – 90 Minute Session

$475 – 5 Session Package (60 min/$75 savings!)

**ODD unlimited auto-pay members receive 10%!**

What’s your favorite Yoga Pose?

Shavasana.

Do you have an Instagram?

Yes! @amassagetherapist
#downforamassage #oddmassage #followforfollow