My chronic back and neck pain are always in search of a massage person with expertise. Thank goodness I heard about Anne Atkinson in New Orleans. I hesitantly made an appointment with Anne, hesitant because of past disappointments and even worse pain following former massages and physical therapies. It has happened all too often. It was a delightful day after my first massage with Anne Atkinson and the ones that followed were a continual relief of symptoms and pain. I became frisky, young and MORE importantly without pain after a long series of events! This women is a miracle worker worth much more than what she charges. I think I should schedule with her again NOW!
Anne specializes in personalized messages. Before the message she tries to get an idea of what your needs are. Such as, are you having pain in a specific area, are you holding stress in your neck, shoulders, back, head? This is not done as a quick conversation on the way to the message table; she discusses it with you until all your problems are addressed. I find her easy to talk to and I love that she doesn't talk during the message unless it is to be sure that the message is as you like it. Her message room is clean, quiet and relaxing to be in. In fact, I can feel the tension building up, think it's about time for a 90 minute message right now!
What I appreciate about Anne is her ability to tailor the massage experience to your specific needs. If there is a particular area or problem that needs attention, she is on it. If you need to talk while you are on the table, she is a great conversationalist and listener. If you want to relax and fall asleep while in her capable hands, that happens. Though the language of spirituality is not promoted, Anne clearly has a spirtual side which is evident in her attitude toward the individual who is in her care. I go away from each session envigorated and relaxed.