Shanda Nichols, LMT at Hope Centered Massage
posted: Nov. 22, 2020.
Shanda Nichols, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist at Hope Centered Massage who also has 6 years working in the mental health field with clients who experienced significant emotional, physical, and sexual trauma. She has a calm and safe presence about her that allows clients to fully soothe and relax during the massage. Shanda has also been professionally trained to help others de-escalate when in crisis as she was certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. A crisis could also include a car wreck or a sports injury which tightens the body and alerts the fight/flight sensors in our brain. A massage helps to loosen the muscles no doubt but also encourages the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to feel safe and connected.
Trauma impacts both the mind and body. Leading trauma expert, Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, wrote in The Body Keeps The Score about a time when he referred a client with PTSD to a massage therapist due to reduced sensory abilities. The clients body would freeze and be uptight. Massage Therapy helped to relax and loosen her body.
If you have experienced a traumatic incident that has left your body feeling tight and you are easily triggered into a Tai or Table Massages are Available fight/flight mode contact Shanda Nichols for a massage therapy appointment at 217.419.6622, email her at [email protected], or you can schedule an appointment right off of her website at Hope Centered Massage. Shanda is in-network with BCBSIL. Members that want to use their insurance will need a doctors referral for massage therapy.
Hope Centered Massage shares an office suite with Hope Centered Counseling at 1810 Woodfield Dr. Suite 201 Savoy, IL. 61874.
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