Services

Structural Integration

Structural Integration works to realign the body and reset the resting length of short or long muscles, and the techniques used require client interaction through increased communication and movement.

Tuina

Tuina is an Eastern modality as the foundation of Chinese medicine. It involves shaking and vibration of the muscles and movement of the joints, while stimulating the flow of chi through meridians and meridian points. It is a great tool for assessing tension and increasing blood flow. Blood flow can be increased through a technique called Gua Sha, which involves scraping the skin with a Chinese soup spoon. It can raise a "blossom" where there is lack of blood flow due to tension in the surface layer of skin and muscle.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

Holistic Life Coach

Guided personal growth to create and maintain change, whether in mindset, or to achieve a specific goal. Acknowledging the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our life that need balance to produce a path forward. Please email or call to set up an appointment.

mona@musclemo,com 208-940-2053

Mind-Body Practitioner

My mind-body program works to address the disconnect between the mind and body, and uncover how the mind (memories, emotions, thoughts) is creating dis-ease or an actual pathology in the body. We combine talk sessions and client specific massage sessions to restore the mind and body to a healthy connection. Please email or call to set up an appointment.

mona@musclemo,com 208-940-2053

Why I might be the right coach for you: (I received my training through the MindBodyFood Institute in Australia).

I am Mona Matthews. Who I am now, is not who I have always been, and is not who I will always be. I am evolving as I understand how the past has influenced me, how the present phase of life is molding me, and creating a vision of who I want to become. I want to help others do the same. Whether there is a past or present experience, or thought process, that is holding you back, or if you are transitioning, or want to transition, into a new you, I have been there. I am there. I will be there again, and would love to support you through the process. I am very blessed to have lived a lot of life in my 40 years. I grew up a small-town girl, but even in a small town I couldn’t avoid the trauma of unsought attention from those who did not respect the innocence of my youth. This experience was foundational to my world view and self-esteem, but I hid it well, was active in sports, community projects and my church all through

college.

After college, I chose jobs that would pay me well so I could get out from under my student debt and travel. I lived with my parents while I was a wildland firefighter and travelled to Guatemala, the Philippines, and Little Saigon in LA. I then moved to Washington state to work in a boys prison, as a security officer in the maximum security unit. Through both of these jobs, I learned expectations, leadership, accountability, people skills, coping skills, and growth through hardship.

I lived in India for three months, visited friends in China, Kenya and Thailand, finding that travel not only broadened my world-view, but kept me humble, thankful, and always wanting to help those less fortunate. I later received my massage license and have been working since 2013 to help people live and move more optimally.

I have struggled through making important life decisions, and having to fight my old self, who kept telling me lies and stories to keep me stuck in a hamster wheel of a thought process. I want to help people through these same transitions, so hopefully it doesn’t take as long, and they can feel the freedom of loving themselves at every phase. I find that I don’t always have to be content in life, in fact I rarely am, but that spurs me to always be moving forward. The struggle is in accepting who you are, what you are doing, and where you want to be, and blazing a path to find that person.