Heidi Nelson, LMT, MMP, CYT
Reno based licensed massage therapist, medical massage
What initially introduced me into the world of massage was needing massage myself. From sports injuries to a car accident, massage helped me get back on track. I went for a while enduring the pain, trying to tough it out and soon realized, it's not worth it. Pain is a hinderance that can become all encompassing. When it starts to wear on you mentally, you've let it go to far. The healing I experienced first hand inspired me to want to reach out and do the same for others.
Studying at Cortiva Institute of Seattle (a Steiner educator), I trained under some of the most prestigious teachers in the greater Seattle area. Upon graduation, I started my career at a boutique spa. The plethora of knowledge and skills obtained practicing under such a skilled therapist was a priceless experience and opened my eyes to creating my own unique style of massage.
After practicing for several years, I was ready for more tools in my therapy belt. That's where the wonderful world of medical massage comes in. This focuses on posture, pinpointing where issue is coming from and building a program based around that.
Most recently, I worked at a Forbes four star establishment. The elegance and standard here set the bar high for my own private practice.