Dione Armstrong, LMT - Prenatal and Wellness Massage

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rsz_dioneandodin.jpgDione Armstrong, LMT and Doula

Location
617 G Street, Suite A1
Across the street from the Davis Food Co-op
Hours
Monday 10 am-6 pm, Tuesday 12 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday 9 am - 1:00 pm
Phone
(802) 681-3194
Email
<deeowlette AT gmail DOT com>
Website/Online Booking
[WWW]http://www.downtown-davis-massage.com/
Established
2011-10-01
Payment Method(s)
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal

Dione's massage style is slow, deep, and based on extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Her own experience with acute injury and pain led her to embrace a style of massage that is focused on relieving pain and creating a healing potential for injured areas of the body.

She draws on her experience as a birth doula and mother to provide her pregnant clients with massage that relieves the aches and pains of motherhood.

She offers a $20 student discount on services, as well as online booking.

In addition to Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage, Dione practices the following modalities:

Swedish
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Balancing Techniques
Reiki
Hot Stone

Read on for her story:

"Between the ages of 13 and 20 I was in two major accidents. I was rear ended by a car going 30mph while at a stop light at the age of 13. The whiplash from that accident caused severe migraine headaches and the onset of TMJ within a month.

During the better half of my twenties, I suffered from chronic and debilitating lower back pain resulting from a fall from a 60 ft bridge at the age of 19. This caused unbearable nerve pain and muscle spasms that impacted my ability to work and study. I was diagnosed with degenerative and ruptured discs, prescribed pain medications, and told that the only solution would be surgery. I felt intuitively that there were alternative therapies to relieve my pain and help me to manage my conditions, so I began my journey into bodywork and herbal medicine.

I discovered a combination of chiropractic, muscle balancing, and deep tissue massage to significantly reduce my pain and enable me to live an active and productive life. I also found yoga, homeopathic and herbal medicine to be effective in treating and preventing acute flare ups.

I worked for a chiropractor in my late teens and was trained in Swedish massage. It seemed to come very naturally to me and was told that I have an intuitive touch.Giving massage put me into a very tranquil and relaxed state and I love the feeling of helping others. I moved away from massage work when I went to college, and had only really experienced it as a relaxation treatment. It wasn't until I began seeking treatments for pain management that I discoved how effective massage could be as a medical therapy.

In 2005, I lived in Guatemala for 6 months. During my stay there, I lived in a small village on a lake that was very geared toward healing and spiritual practice. I began working as a massage therapist there at The Holistic Centre. I studied Kinesiology, Indian Head Massage, Accupressure, Reflexology, and Bach Flower Remedies. I also took a course in Herbal and Ayervedic Medicine.

When I returned to the states, I decided to become certified in massage therapy at a small institute in Oakland, CA. I really wanted to have the opportunity to help others find liberation from the kind of pain and suffering I had been living with for years.

Since then I have studied and practiced advanced deep tissue techniques, hot stone, and prenatal massage in medical, spa, and private settings. During my pregnancy I participated in a prenatal yoga class and worked with numerous expectant moms. Having gone through all of the changes and discomfort that comes along with pregnancy, I have been able to continue providing very tailored and specific stretching and deep tissue techniques for pregnant moms. I also have Doula training and have provided massage and labor support for moms in the past few months.

I am passionate about healing work and providing relief from chronic pain as well as supporting individuals on their journey in this fast-paced and stressful world. I am able to apply my experience with injury, chronic pain, pregnancy and delivery as well as an extensive knowledge of herbs and natural medicine to my treatments. This is not just a profession for me-it is a calling."

Dione Armstrong moved back to Davis this year with her son, Odin, age 3.

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