Body mechanics have been a passion of mine for as far back as I can remember. Starting in ballet at 2, I have grown up with an understanding of how our bodies move naturally and the not so natural things that we do to our bodies that cause postural distortions. Accidents and injuries do obviously occur, but the true danger lurks in our daily routine activities and how we carry ourselves through them. Our bodies are naturally free of pain and stress and want to stay that way, but our help is needed!
I am a 2006 graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and have furthered my studies to include neuromuscular therapy (trigger point), Active Isolated Stretching (Aaron Mattes), Sport Massage (for pre and post event), M.L.D. (Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage), and yoga therapy. Employment at Gulf Coast Physical Therapy for 6 years gave me the experience of working with all kinds of injuries and pain. I tend to fuse modalities together to help treat pre and post operation patients for shoulders, hips, knees, spines, wrists, ect. with guidance from the surgeon.
I am amazed at how many individuals come to therapy due to postural distortion pain! Neck pain from sitting with a forward head posture in front on a computer is very common. Being an avid yogi, I also could not help but notice that mostly all physical therapy exercises are yoga poses, with much easier to pronounce names. In 2011, I went to Costa Rica to further my knowledge of yoga and become a certified instructor. Yoga can be a scary thing for people these days and I understand that it appears “yoga can hurt people.” When the circumstances are not properly monitored, anything can hurt people! Progressing mindfully, under the supervision of a certified therapist is the best way to safely experience yoga.
I started SRQ BODY in 2013 in Dr. Horvath’s Open Door Community Acupuncture practice. I teach group yoga classes at The Yoga Shack Sarasota and Circusoul Yoga, along with one on one private sessions by appointment. I am loving life and it’s loving me right back!
I have received many massages in my life and can say without a doubt that Meg Metcalf is one of the very best!! She is extremely knowledgeable in her craft in addition to being respectful and professional. Don’t be fooled by her appearance, this woman is STRONG and her hands are magical. You will not be disappointed.Sarah
Meg Metcalf is an outstanding massage therapist. I have received massage therapy for 20 years as a result of sports injuries, and would put meg at the top of the class. her background in physical therapy, her professional manner, her strong arms and hands and personable demeanor combine to result in a massage that leaves one not only feeling better, but also aiding in the recovery of injuries with deep tissue massage. I strongly recommend Meg!Norman