The bodywork & massage therapy I provide has an educational and participatory approach. A patient's comfort is the one prerequisite. As I work on the physical conditions presented, I aim to elicit a somatic (cellular) awareness to the body. While I first verbally communicate and demonstrate how e.g. muscles, tendons, ligaments and the skeleton relate, during the hands-on part of the session I equally value the benefits of working in silence.
At the start of a session, I typically incorporate a brief posture analysis to best customize the treatment and meet your specific goals. Accordingly, I then apply the hands-on part through a combination of massage, somatic movement therapy and stretching techniques. In addition, to make the most of a session and in support of any long term self-care goals, I offer common sense advice on ways to adjust your individual movement patterns. A session's effectiveness then, can be measured by an improved 'ergonomic functioning' in the performance of routine activities, such as sitting, standing, walking as well as during exercises at the gym, dance or yoga practice, sports activity, etc.
If this resonates with your interests, please add a note about your specific needs when you book an appointment via the online scheduler. You can already preview and fill out the online Health Intake & Consent Form or do so at the clinic.
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Feel free to call, email or text me if you have any questions or concerns.
The inclusion of Somatic Movement Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching into my practice
is proving to support both clients' and my own aspirations. Descriptions on these modalities are on the Therapy Variety page and will be expanded over time.
Based on extensive training and nineteen years of hands-on experience, I remain committed to providing the highest quality of professional care in all aspects of treating patients.
In order to maintain a sustainable practice and serve each individual's therapy needs as well as my own professional aspirations, I have redefined my specific services:
Somatic Movement Therapy. If you wish to resolve an acute or chronic condition your body
is experiencing, Somatic Movement Therapy offers the necessary awareness to elicit lasting changes, either in and of itself or along with massage and/or stretching.
Active Isolated Stretching. This highly effective method of stretching can be more remedial than the soft tissue manipulation obtained in massage. A combination may be indicated, depending on specific conditions of muscles, tendons, ligaments and overall movement patterns.
Massage therapy. Among the better known and more popular forms of bodywork, my style has an educational and participatory approach, please see the descriptions on the Therapy Variety page.
Massage for Couples. Having taught formal workshops in the past, I still enjoy sharing the art
of performing massages. If you give each other mini massages and like to learn more, a two hour session can be a great experience. Typically, couples learn the tricks of the trade quickly and, often already naturally skilled, benefit by receiving a boost of confidence in learning the specific techniques covered.
As always, I greatly appreciate all past, current and future clients ! Each person offers a wealth of insights supporting my ongoing explorations into the ever-expanding realm of therapeutic bodywork.
Thank you for reading.
Daniel Gerzon, LMT
DC License # MT-0618.
VA License # 0019003278.
NCBTMB # 28044-00.
ABMP # 267279.
"Talented Touch is a massage and therapeutic bodywork practice currently serving the greater Washington DC/Metro area at the practice located in downtown DC, in the form of house calls and on site office visits. It provides various forms of therapeutic bodywork and advanced massage therapy to clients with a wide range of conditions. While performed to relieve pain and stress from daily living, repetitive work situations or fitness routines, the style of therapy elicits an awareness through education and has a participatory approach, all in order to assist clients with the rehabilitation of specific conditions. Talented Touch is dedicated to help improve the physical well being of every customer."
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Therapeutic Bodywork can:
- Reduce stress
- Alleviate pain
- Enhance flexibility
- Improve posture
- Optimize mobility