SARANAC LAKE - Looking for gentle relief from the discomforts of daily life? Recovering from injury or living with chronic physical challenge?
Adirondack Therapeutic Bodywork Studio announces new locations to serve the community. Kelly Hass will continue seeing clients at her Gabriels studio and at Salon Mirage on Main Street in Saranac Lake.
"I discovered the power of bodywork and movement therapy as a child recovering from a traumatic injury," Hass said.
Following military service, she began her training with certification from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Florida. Fifteen years of professional development has included intensive education in Thailand and study in European and Australian methods. Her services include techniques available only in metropolitan areas hundreds of miles from our area.
Skilled in both Eastern and Western massage, Kelly trained with American, Australian, and Thai instructors. She has worked for over a decade as a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, and is a certified Advanced Bowen Therapist. Bowen technique was pioneered by Thomas Bowen, an Australian Osteopath and Master Massage therapist. Bowen style therapy is very gentle, fully clothed bodywork that is much like acupuncture without the needles efficiently releasing chronic muscle distress. Hass is also a practitioner of Neuromuscular Therapy, the renowned work pioneered by Dr. Janet Travell. The traditional massage technique targets areas of chronic pain and tension.
Thai Yoga Massage, a therapy often referred to as Traditional Northern style, or lazy person's yoga, is an invigorating Asian form of bodywork that dates to the time of Buddha. It includes all the very best that bodywork has to offer: yoga style stretching, acupressure and compression massage. Thai hot herbal compresses may be applied during a session to help relaxation and release tension. Hass studied with one of the few remaining masters of Northern Style Thai massage, Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme, while she trained in Thailand.
A perennial student, Hass is invested in sharing her skills, both with clients and students. She has been an adjunct at North Country Community College's Massage Therapy program since it began over a decade ago. "Through teaching and my therapeutic practice I strive to inspire others to care for themselves by offering a variety of techniques providing the best bodywork approach for each person." Kelly Hass provides individual therapy customized for each person at each visit.
For more information and to schedule an appointment please call 569-1399.