About Me and How I Practice
I specialize in working with people in acute or chronic pain and restricted movement; from overuse, trauma, whiplash, work injuries, demands of sport, repetitive use or degenerative processes. I provide therapy for sports rehab and performance or the everyday person wanting to move freer in their body. I work with all ages and health care issues and bring a continued interest and investigative thought to each session.
I see people post surgery–including orthopedic, oncology, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. I am specialty certified in oncology massage, sports massage, chiropractic assisting and pregnancy massage. I’ve developed a quick active release method and teach it as self care you can perform almost anywhere. I maintain a strong alliance with local allopathic and alternative practitioners of whom I can consult with and refer to, to help you meet your health care goals.
I believe every person is unique in their need for care, tolerance for pressure, technique and movement. I provide pain reducing positioning, use highly tuned palpation skills, applied principles of anatomy and kinesiology and bring decades of advanced clinical studies and experience to every session. I always encourage and respond to your feed back and work at a level of pressure that is right for you.
I live my work philosophy by practicing daily movement, exercise and self care. I live, work and play in beautiful Sonoma County, CA with my husband Douglas. I am an avid cross country mountain bike rider, hiker and runner. I love to cook, enjoy creative writing and music and I value developing and maintaining relationships in business and life.
Deanna Straub, CMT
Certified by the California Massage Therapy Council. Certificate Number 24973
Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Team member of the Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa
Graduate of the National Holistic Institute