Ashley George B.C.M.T
Creating an environment with the client that will support their specific physical needs and cultivate a desire within the client to find balance between mental and physical health is my primary goal. As a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 2006, I have received over 1,000 hours of extensive training in massage therapy and bodywork. My education covers many types of modalities, but I have chosen to focus my practice in the areas that I feel best embody health and healing. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University. This degree gives me a more clinical perspective into the anatomy of human movement. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and am a board certified massage therapist, licensed in the State of Utah.
For most of my life I have observed and felt the need in our society to cultivate a more keen awareness into how the mind body connection truly affects each individual. I have spent a great deal of time studying the human body and by gaining that knowledge, coupled with massage school, have seen how the mind can greatly manifest itself physically in every human being. The ability for the body to heal and maintain health is directly connected to the relationship it has to the mind. Creating an environment where the client can recognize this, and empower themselves to heal and live healthfully is what I believe to be how I can contribute positively to the world.
Hito / heeto
The symbol Hito is the Japanese character for human being. It represents how, as humans, we need each other for support. We are all interdependent. We utilize Hito in massage therapy through the technique of using our relaxed body weight to lean on the client. The client Holds the therapist up in return. This is the fundamental vision of my practice. This is a wonderful concept that should exist not only from therapist to client, but out into the world we inhabit.