Now offering limited weekend appointments
Now offering limited weekend appointments
Yasmin Hassim is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Specialist, Osteofacial Specialist, Certified Stretch Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and Wellness Expert. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Sports Science at the University of Natal, in Durban South Africa, she attended various Fitness and Wellness Certifications, Master Training Certifications and went on to complete a 1200+ hour massage therapy program at the prestigious and internationally acclaimed Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City. Yasmin has been a very successful Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach since 2002 with extensive experience in sports conditioning and rehabilitation . She has been practicing in New York City, The Hamptons, and Palm Beach Florida. Her clientele varies from pro athletes to busy executives, housewives, teens, and even toddlers. She has spent many years educating herself in the fitness and massage world, and has worked since 2004 to certify herself as a Myofascial Release Expert. Yasmin has completed 500+ hours in this technique, and is currently studying Structural Integration and Osteopathic Approaches to health.
Myofascial Release is a rehabilitative technique that increases tissue wellness to encourage tissue responsiveness , increased blood circulation and to simulate muscle memory.
During her clinical training in Sports Rehabilitation , Medical Massage and Myofascial Release, Yasmin had lots of experience working with patients with many mild, acute to severe, and chronic issues including the following conditions:
Yasmin has established herself as an exceptional therapist, and is renowned for her comprehensive treatment of the body, integrating; Postural Assessment & Re-balancing, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Treatment, TMJ Syndrome Treatment, Migraine Treatment, Fitness Training (including recovery and getting fit after C-section), and Nutrition Counseling.
My feeling is that in many instances folks have lost connection to parts of their body often as a result of some painful stimulus, some injury or traumatic event or even some repetitive stress or strain has resulted in their blocking the ability to feel and control the area. Conversely the same region will be the location of "perceived pain". Often general and hard to precisely locate but then punctuated by bouts of sharp specific pain. Pain is also often associated with movement in the area and so reinforces the dissociation and lack of motor control which has given in to broad splinting in the body. I use Myofascial Release Techniques to help achieve better hydration and mobility thus helping bones into their natural rhythm of full function in our bony structure. This approach gets to the actual source of the discomfort and treating that dysfunction, rather than chasing symptoms around the body and never getting results. Clients often feel immediate relief that lasts longer than the quick endorphin release achieved in spa settings. This work is very powerful and effective, as it structurally realigns the body, correcting poor posture, and allowing the patient to be free of the pain that poor alignment brings.
STRETCH and MOVE
Regular stretching and movement patterns become very important to maintain tissue health.
Once natural movement is restored, the focus moves to strengthening the unconditioned neural pathways by instilling awareness of the natural movement patterns as well as strengthening of the muscles to regain full function. I encourage clients to work on this themselves so that they can reinforce their newfound awareness.This speaks to the intelligence of tissue and it's ability to adapt and grow whilst being put through various activities.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, Myofascial Release is increasingly being used as a preventive health measure. Massage in general is known for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including (but not limited to):
Fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle, bone or other organs and connecting it to all other aspects of the body in the immediate are as well as holding it in it's allocated space within the area. Think of it as the foam filler around everything and in-between everything in the body.
CLASSES WITH RON MURRAY ( OSTEOPATH, BERRY METHOD AND ADVANCED ROLFER)
CLASSES AT ANATOMY TRAINS - THOMAS MYERS
SWEDISH INSTITUTE ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
CLASSES WITH ERIC DALTON- Freedom from Pain Institute
CLINICAL ORTHOPEDIC MANUAL THERAPY
A carefully planned combination of education in the sports and fitness world as well as in the massage therapy arena has led to a wonderful and effective treatment style that leaves everyone feeling better and stronger