I am a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (NC #15253).
It would be a privilege to join you on your healing journey.
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My name is Matt Adams.
My mission is to practice and support others in practicing authenticity, curiosity, and non-judgemental awareness. As a massage therapist, my goal is to provide support on the ever changing, and often challenging, path through life.
My training as a massage & bodywork therapist began at The Body Therapy Institute. In the same manner as my artistic background, I fell in love with uncommon modalities. After graduating from my diploma program and learning Classical Swedish & Myofascial Massage (relaxation & deep tissue, respectively), I studied Bamboo-Fusion (relaxation work using warmed bamboo similarly to hot stones), and Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (deep tissue work where therapist uses feet to deliver long gliding strokes, using parallel bars above the tables for support) shortly after my graduation. I am currently in the process of studying Lomi Lomi (traditional Hawaiian massage characterized by rocking and broad, gliding strokes largely using the forearms).
Here are testimonials from clients about their experiences of what it's like to be under my care as a bodyworker.
Along with the work I do as a bodyworker, I have been studying the sciences of Aromatherapy and plan to begin a Clinical Aromatherapy Certification in the near future. If you would like to know more about my work in that realm, I would love to speak with you about it.
My personal background is largely in the arts. My first exposure was with visual arts which was quickly followed by music. As a musician, I played Bassoon, Oboe, and Clarinet. I fell in love with double reeds for their unique tone, as well as their being played by so few people. I began dancing in my mid teens and realized that the balance of creativity, musicality, and physicality resonated with me in a profound way. Balancing intense physical action and the spacial awareness required in ballet exposed me to a world I was previously unaware of: my body. I continued this discovery with cultivating my own mindfulness practice.
I've been taught several things by my body; the biggest tool that I found supportive in this process was mindfulness. Ballet started that learning process for me by bringing my awareness to my body, in ways I had not had to explore previously. In dance, the lines created by our bodies, especially straight lines, are extremely important to the art. Due to a structural abnormality, my knees do not straighten completely; I had an incredibly difficult time accepting that. With time and patient teachers, I found that I could be aware of the situation and accept that without judgement. Without realizing it, I was practicing mindfulness. I found this out while I was in massage school, we began cultivating this practice of open listening and non-judgemental awareness. One of the lessons mindfulness has helped teach me, is there is an endless amount of information hidden away in this container that holds me.
I look forward to joining you on your path of healing, in addition to getting to know you and your needs along the way.