I thought I was going to rapidly become a non-moving 'old lady' until I met Mira! I had a hip replacement about 2 years ago, and a year after the surgery the opposite side 'locked up'. Movement became more and more restricted, and I was in constant pain for months. This was so distressing to me, as I have an on-my-feet job, and also am a ballroom dancer. My sister and a friend suggested that I investigate Rolfing and structural integration, and I found Mira on Google. She is a total miracle worker! I just completed my 10th session, and I am walking normally again and pain-free (and am also back to dancing!) I did not expect to be able to move so well again so quickly. I will go to her again in a heartbeat if I need to. Thank you Mira! You've given me my life back again!
Take ALL the positive reviews, and multiply them by 100 as far as I'm concerned! Like I told my neighbor when I got home last night "You go to a massage therapist to get worked on, you go to this Angel to get FIXED!" Love her love her love her! With my back and neck issues (started in 08 MC accident) I KNOW that I will need help again but instead of "helping" with the pain as has been the case since I got hit! For the first time I'm PAIN FREE when I left her office! Had the best nights sleep I've had in years last night and feel like DOING things today rather than wondering what I will be able to do!
Mira is, hands-down, among the best of bodyworkers the area has to offer. She is strong- in hands and in heart. Her training and experience show from the very first touch. I've had several sessions with her and have been throughly impressed. I've been an LMT for 13+ years, so I'm incredibly particular with who I trust my body with.
Mira helped me so much with my stuck back and shoulders. It's a hell of a thing to experience this much relief after 10+ years of struggling. I can't say enough how grateful I am to have found her. The four sessions we did set off an an avalanche of change. After our sessions, I took her advice on doing a variety of different exercises and experienced a massive straightening and loosening on my entire right side.
I'm so grateful to find someone with Mira's experience for what seems like a chronic condition from a car accident years ago. I've spent so much money and time through chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, etc yet never gotten the results I received from SI with Mira. I've always felt my body need more (stronger, deeper massage, etc) but with SI I now understand that my body just needed something different from the usual practices. She got down into the EXACT areas I thought could never be reached and worked out. This is exactly what my body has needed for years.
My shoulder is doing great currently, so it may be awhile before I need to schedule again. Thanks for everything!! You did an amazing job! (from a PT with 30 years experience)
I have jaw, wrist, and knee pain and there is nobody I trust more to address these than Mira. I know when I see her my body is in good hands and that I will leave her cozy office feeling renewed. She is the only body worker in NW who is easy and flexible to schedule with.
I have had pain and tightness in my hips and lower back following a car accident and subsequent surgery a year and a half ago. I have only seen Mira once so far, but following our session, I felt much less constrained and I didn't feel the incessant need to crack my back for the first time in months. I had a lot of questions about structural integration and Mira patiently answered all of them. I will definitely make regular appointments with Mira a part of my post-injury recovery process!
Mira knows her stuff; just from looking at me stand and move a little she could tell what was bothering me. The session I had was by far and away one of the most intense physical experiences I have had, but it was worth it. I left feeling much freer and more mobile than I have for a while; I have a physical job, and being able to almost turn back the clock on some of what I have done to my body is priceless.
My spouse had decreased mobility in his neck and shoulders - an avid tennis player! The pain was affecting his tennis, and his driving - he couldn't turn his head enough to safely check for oncoming traffic! After 90 minutes with Mira, he was able to turn his head side to side and lift his arms over his head and reach the sky! I swear he grew taller, too! and NO PAIN!! It was amazing!
I was recently walking when I was hit by a car. I have been receiving several forms of therapy but nothing has addressed my issues the way that Mira has at Centered Bodywork. Each session she studies my body, addresses what is off and then spends our meeting working to correct the problem. From the start of every session to the end I can see a significant difference in my alignment and flexibility. I cannot say enough about Mira's approach and skills. She will not give you a superficial massage that feels nice for an hour. She will not find a solution to your pain, rather she goes directly to the cause of discomfort and fixes the real issue. She understands the body. She understands muscles, flexibility and balance and how they are connected.
I have had many many different types of massage over the years. The treatments I received from Mira were some of the best. She has such a skill with knowing why something isn't straight or balanced. Even an issue with my right side that I've had for years was able to be smoothed out. Her treatments for my neck/back soreness after an automobile accident were very helpful and made my recovery more enjoyable.
She was great to work with from the beginning. I was so thrilled to find a massage therapist who was able to do a full assessment of my body's needs and listen to me and what I felt my needs were. I suffer from extremely tight connective tissue and chronic inflammation/arthritis, and she took all of this into consideration when working with me. She took time before my massage to perform stretching exercises then followed with my 90 minute massage. It was excellent. I was so relaxed and afterward felt like I was finally able to relax my shoulders (they've been feeling especially tense lately). I was sore the next day but that was to be expected as I had requested (and I prefer) a very deep massage. She followed up with me 2 days later to check in with my results.
I totally loved my massage with Mira!!! I'm sitting up straighter, breathing easier, and I swear my shoulders are sitting back and relaxed like they know they wanna be. I totally trusted her knowledge of the body and felt very comfortable communicating with her through each and every step. First of all, before the massage as I was telling her about my issues with my wrist... and shoulders... and neck... and spine... and the list seems endless sometimes.... I felt like she was really listening and paying close attention. She had me do some tests for carpal tunnel, assessed my posture, and answered all my questions so honestly and thoroughly that I immediately felt I was in knowledgeable and capable hands. I'm often not a big fan of deep pressure, sometimes it feels like therapists just try to smash though the muscle tension without much sensitivity, but with Mira I had total trust to go deep. She has such a great technical knowledge that every point she went into felt right, like really right, like not just nicey-nice feel nice but seriously mechanically right. She spent a luxuriously long time with each area she was working on and was patient with my body. It really was so wonderful to be attended to so thoroughly.
It hurt soooo good. Mira stretched in some ways that really helped with the shoulder/arm hurt I had. I've had regular massages for over 20 years and with many different people and styles. Mira was totally unique in my experience. Difficult to describe but she has so many different styles she can do that she can mix and match to deal directly with each area or issue.
When you see Mira, you might expect a light touch due to her small size, but she is extremely skilled at delivering a therapeutic experience with the deep pressure that I prefer. I am a muscular athlete and light Swedish style just does not help me with my tight muscles and overuse injuries.
I came in with "chronic" knee issues, and left feeling like my knees were 15 years younger. SHE FIXES PROBLEMS. Yes it is deep, painful, and I sweat, but she was able to send me back to high school with respect to my knee's life. I am not the kind of person to see a massage therapist on a regular basis, but go in when I need something fixed. I train martial arts, run, bike, swim, olympic lifting and crossfit. She takes care of me, no matter what issue I bring to her.