Welcome to Rose City Massage Therapy! I'm Vanessa, owner of RCMT, mother of 3, yoga teacher and Massage Therapist. My work is trauma-sensitive and compassion driven. I completed my first 500 hour hour massage therapy certification at Massage School of Pasadena and have continued my studies earning certification in Pregnancy Massage at Hands on Healing Institute. I'm a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified with American Red Cross for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, licensed through the California Massage Therapy Council and insured by MMIP.
My intention is to work with you, rather than just on you, to choose modalities that bring about greater healing. Sometimes a session may include a blend of techniques, marrying deep tissue, relaxation and assisted stretching to meet your goals. I'm thrilled (and a little nervous) to be making the leap on my own as a business owner! I was feeling rushed from one client to another and missed the connection piece that I'm known for. Sometimes we need focus on a particular muscle group, (frozen shoulder, whiplash)- deep and to the point. Other times our needs may be more complex, fibromyalgia, insomnia, anxiety...and working independently allows me the freedom to guide a therapeutic session with my instincts and experience instead of a set menu of choices. Everyday brings a new set of challenges and I no longer have corporate barriers in the way of growing a heart-centered practice!
I currently see clients at Roots For Wellness Center 38 E Montecito Ave. Sierra Madre as well as the following locations- Acuspa, 1930 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena Burke Williams Old Town Pasadena Vanessa McEwen (818)279-4391