Mia Goodly, LMT, OTA
CER, Massage Therapy, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Integrative massage, Myofascial Release, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
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“Everything is connected. And it’s connected by the fascia!”
Mia’s interest in bodywork began when she was working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a nursing home. A patient whose back she was massaging with a cooling agent as part of a treatment plan expressed so much relief and improvement that it ignited a desire in her to better understand anatomy and physiology and provide pain relief through touch. After completing massage training, she sought continuing education in Myofascial Release under John F. Barnes in Sedona. During this seminar, Mia experienced her own powerful release of fascia restrictions in her jaw and throat from years of wearing braces and temporomandibular-joint (TMJ)-related trauma that she was unaware of.
Mia specializes in Myofascial Release, a technique that works with the fascia—a pervasive connective tissue in the body—that can develop persistent tightness and restriction as “memories” of trauma, stress, injury, inflammation, or poor posture. Mia’s practice incorporates sustained, gentle stretching of the fascia and passive range-of-motion therapy to facilitate an unwinding of the body’s tissues and a healing response for physical and emotional stressors. By combining the refined, gentle touch of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release with integrative massage techniques, Mia provides a deeply supportive, safe space for the body to realign its fascia and release tension for more freedom of movement, reduced pain, and a return of function for a higher quality of life.
Mia uses a whole-body approach to provide effective treatments for conditions as varied and specific as TMJ disorder, postural disorders, scar tissue, sciatica, back pain, whiplash, and headaches, among others. She goes into each session without expectations, but with the intention to meet the person and their body where they are at the moment.
Mia moved to Tucson for the sun and the mountains in the fall of 2017. She enjoys hiking, riding her bike on the Loop, and reading science fiction. She stays grounded with a daily morning practice of Ashtanga yoga and the support of her friends and family.