- Manna massage is dedicated to creating meaningful and sustainable change in each client's soft tissue. The work at Manna Massage is based on the premise that enhanced body awareness is the first step to symptom relief and wellness. The beauty of bodywork is that each practitioner brings his or her unique approach to a massage session. Each client and practitioner forms a unique working relationship, so finding the right fit is critical to successful bodywork. Anna Mulholland, founder of Manna Massage, meets with her clients to discuss the type of massage that will best meet their needs.
After earning her diploma in Muscular Therapy in 2006 from the Cortiva Institute in Boston, Anna completed her Structural Integration training with the CORE Institute in November 2008, before opening Manna Massage.
At Manna Massage, Anna specializes in several significant components of Therapeutic Massage:
Myofascial Therapy: This form of therapy involves releasing tension through manipulating the "deep" fascia. The goal of this type of bodywork is to dissipate muscular tension and rebalance the body. In many cases, Anna will analyze a client's posture and recommend specific stretches or movements to support the benefits of Myofascial Therapy.
Trigger Point Therapy: This form of Massage is also known Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), which provides relief for clients who are suffering from painful, acute spasms in their muscles. The technique involves applying static finger pressure to the affected area, breaking the rhythm of the spasm and diminishing pain.
Structural Integration: Think of Structural Integration as the "big picture" result of Therapeutic Massage. This means that as the soft tissue or fascia is worked on, the body is given space to realign itself in a healthy manner. Often tension, injuries, and physical and emotional trauma are "held" by the soft tissue resulting in chronic pain and discomfort. Structural Integration creates balance and ease of motion in the entire body.
Pregnancy Massage: Pregnant women suffer from everyday tensions and pre-existing injury patterns as well as ligament laxity and additional strains from the postural changes that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy Massage is gentle and safe, and provides relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain — especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
Manna Massage is located in Brighton's Cleveland Circle and accessible from all three branches of the Green line (B line at Chestnut Hill Avenue, C line at Cleveland Circle and D line at Reservoir, refer to the map). There's plenty of on-street metered parking available. Anna takes clients by appointment only. Please contact her at (617) 901-1311 to book your appointment today!
Training: Anna is starting a 6 month apprenticeship training in Resistance Flexibility Strength Training with Bob Cooley in Back Bay M – Th 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. See http://www.meridianstretching.com for more information on Bob Cooley and this fascinating modality that can restore biomechanical functionality by using internal forces to strip out excess fascia. Please don't judge the site too harshly.
Emergencies – if you have an emergency outside of the listed available hours and need treatment urgently please don't hesitate to contact me; I will try to accommodate your needs.
"Just wait till I get my hands on you." - Anna Mulholland
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