Courtney Scharneck is a Nationally Certified massage therapist who attended Cortiva Muscular Therapy Institute
in Watertown, Massachusetts and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Courtney specializes
in sports massage, concentrating on the release of musculature tension and pain, correcting postural misalignment.
After completing her training at MTI, Courtney began working in the massage field part time in the Spa industry
and working as the MT for the Northeastern Track team. Courtney initiated her transition to full time massage
therapy by spending three months in Thailand studying Nuad Bo-Rarn Northern Thai Massage and Thai Foot Reflexology.
Combining her varied strengths and the client's individual needs, Courtney creates a unique session, designed to
encompass the client's goals. A native of Boston Courtney enjoys running, working out, hiking, reading, the beach,
traveling, live music, the Red Sox and writing. Her interest in massage and specifically sports massage began
during her swimming career, as an athlete she became interested in massage as a career realizing the importance
for wellness as well as muscular relief.
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Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai massage, dubbed "lazy mans yoga", is a form of massage performed on a mat on the floor. Practicing this art on the floor allows movements that are not practical or impossible on a table as well as the most effective use of the practitioner's body weight for transmission of force, pressure or energy. Since soft tissue manipulation is a subordinate part of Thai Massage, the client remains fully clothed. Loose fitting, light clothing is most suitable as thick fabrics make the work more difficult. The work of Nuad Bo-Rarn consists of pressure on energy lines and points, and a variety of stretching movements. An effective treatment of Nuad Bo-Rarn can be done in one hour to an hour and a half, though the ideal length for a full program is from two and a half to three hours.
The energy lines of Nuad Bo-Rarn, called Sen are similar to the meridian lines of Chinese Acupuncture; however, the meridians follow energy flow with specific organs, where Sen follows the form of the body. Although there are 72,000 Sen in theory, only 10 serve as the foundation in practice, pressure is extended on these lines and points with palms of the hand, thumbs and feet. The stretching movements facilitated in Nuad Bo-Rarn effect the entire body to increase flexibility, to release deep and superficial tension and open the body to allow its energy to flow more freely. The client remains passive during the stretching movements resulting in an opening of the body which leaving one in a state of energized relaxation.
The benefits of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage are far reaching, and can be effective for many different people, from athletes to the elderly. It can induce deep relaxation, release points of tension, increase flexibility/range of motion, improve circulation, strengthen internal organs, relieve pain and promote inner peace.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Courtney Scharneck Massage 581 Boylston St.,
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-869-2781 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org