Mend Therapeutic Massage is dedicated to restoring ease and function for individuals suffering from injury, chronic pain, anxiety, and trauma. I seek to provide a safe and restorative space for women, transgender, and nonbinary individuals to receive personalized care.
At Mend Therapeutic Massage, I aim to target the root cause of pain and create the necessary conditions for the body to heal. In cases where the causes of pain are structural or inaccessible, bodywork focuses on lessening pain symptoms and restoring the body's natural parasympathetic response to ease pain and tension.
Injuries and conditions that may be addressed include but are not limited to:
Migraine and tension headaches
Repetitive stress injuries
Peripheral nerve impingement (including carpal tunnel, TOS, and sciatica)
I endeavor to incorporate trauma-informed care into all of my work. I have studied trauma and trauma-informed care and am continuing to learn more about how massage can be a tool to help with past and ongoing trauma. If you are seeking a trauma-informed therapist and have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Becky) at 585-208-8461 or through the form below to learn more.
I am a New York State licensed massage therapist practicing in Brighton, NY. I use she/her pronouns.
I was first introduced to massage as a client with chronic pain and hope to help others who suffer from chronic pain find some measure of relief. I believe that massage can be an essential tool to help create conditions where the body can heal.
I am also passionate about helping women and the LGBTQI+ community overcome obstacles to proper care. I struggled at times to find a massage environment in which I felt comfortable and safe, so I strive to provide a secure space to clients who may suffer from similar challenges. I cater to women, transgender, and nonbinary individuals because I believe that massage will be most effective when both the therapist and the client feel at ease sharing a space with one another.
When I am not practicing massage, I love learning new things and reconnecting with the natural world. I am an avid hiker and kayaker and am passionate about conservation and the environment. I attempt to embrace the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and celebrate the imperfection and impermanence of everyday life.
The name for Mend Therapeutic Massage takes inspiration from the Japanese art of Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, where broken pottery is mended with gold. Related to wabi-sabi, Kintsugi can be a metaphor for embracing our imperfections and acknowleding that our internal and external scars are a part of our history.