Sandra Dryden, LMT
A Tucson native, Sandra followed her heart to explore life in other places—notably, New York City—and found herself coming home with a new calling. She was living in Austin, working in an office, dealing with scoliosis and chronic tension, and ready for a change when a transformative experience with ashiatsu massage (if you’ve never received it, she highly recommends it) inspired her to think about her career goals. “I've always wanted to help people, and I noticed that a massage therapy room is a really nice working environment, and therapists appear to be very happy and grounded.” It didn’t take her long to enroll in massage school, a decision she remains very happy with. “I have learned so much about my own body and I am much more aware of my own posture and stress levels.”
Sandra loves massage because it’s the great equalizer. “Every person has a body,” she says, “and every body deserves a massage. No matter one’s external circumstances, we are all given and beholden to the bodies that we experience life through.”
Sandra tailors each session to the individual client’s needs and goals. She aims to cultivate the connection between the client’s body and mind to make their experience a positive one. She enjoys providing the deep pressure needed to coax out stubborn knots and tension. Neck and shoulder tension is her specialty, stripping away holding patterns created by hours of desk and computer work.
Sandra studied French at the University of Arizona and has been to France on several occasions. She would love to practice her French with you, even if the only word you know is “Bonjour!” Her favorite thing about Tucson is the big, open sky and miraculous sunsets.