|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Good Medicine: Myofascial Bodywork
About this pro
7 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Abi'l-Khayr is highly skilled and intuitive in his Myofascial work. His studio is warm, comfortable and inviting. Abi'l-Khayr has done wonders to relieve the pain and tension that I have in my neck and shoulders due to an accident years ago. I especially appreciate that each time I see him, he takes the time to reassess my needs and talk with me about what might be happening in my body. I highly recommend Myofascial bodywork with Abi'l-Khayr!Mar 20, 2017
Abil is wonderful to work with. I have been seeing him for 18 months and am extremely pleased. My initial reason for seeking him out is much improved and now we are able to work on other areas. I'm so thankful I found him!Mar 19, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee for a 60-minute myofascial relaxation session is $60 (90-minutes, $90). After the first session (which includes an intake process which lasts about 15 minutes), there is a package deal of two 60-minute sessions for $99 (two 90-minute sessions, $149).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My intake process includes a brief overview of a person's history and recent symptoms, with particular note of any history of injuries, broken bones or surgeries. If there are questions about myofascial bodywork, there can be a brief discussion. Then there is a basic postural assessment, in which I look for any clues in one's posture that indicate how the fascia is organized, where the holding patterns that are in place might be creating pulls in the system. For example, a shoulder might be pulled forward, or downward, or the leg turned in or out. Then it is table time, and the session begins with a hold at the ankles; I try to assess the way tension is held in the body from that vantage point. Work around the head and neck follows, and this both helps the client relax, and allows me a comfortable manner of moving into the session. The rest of the session will unfold according to what my client has told me, what I have observed in the assessment, and what my hands feel as they begin to work.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?While in school as a student of massage therapy, myofascial work spoke to me in a very clear and powerful way. I knew from then that I wanted to focus upon MFR as a technique, as a style of work. I did not realize how quickly that interest would evolve, so that within a year's time my understanding of bodies and bodywork was so transformed by my study of MFR (myofascial release) that myofascial bodywork has become the entire focus of my practice. In the six years since graduating and receiving my license as a Massage Therapist, I have more than 200 hours of continuing education classes -- all focused on myofascial technique, and most taught by John Barnes. The other major influence upon my work is Tom Myers. Our understanding of fascia and its role in the body has been growing rapidly, and appears to be continuing to spread and to influence bodyworkers and holistic practitioners in all of the allied health professions. I am excited to be involved with this work, and find myself both pleased to know as much as I do about myofascial work, while also realizing how much more there is for me to learn -- in order to best serve the needs of those clients who find there way to my studio.