From FaceTime to Facebook, meetings to workouts, weekends to weekdays, it seems like the only way to get a little down time is to make an appointment with yourself—then not cancel it. Yet while you don’t need rocket science to comprehend the very obvious effects of stress on your nerves, muscles, and sense of well-being, it seems that the hardest appointment to make and keep is the one for and with yourself.
So even with the body aching and the mind racing, we all give in to the urban myth that sanctuary is a luxury for those with an endless supply of time and money. That fake news ends right here, in San Diego, where Massage By Cortland offers a healing oasis that busts the myth that holistic practices and a frenetic, athletic, urban life cannot coexist naturally.
“I’d really recommend that massage be considered more of a routine instead of a luxury,” advised founder Cortland William Anderson II, “because getting on a schedule is the best thing for self-care and maintaining your overall health. It’s all about taking a moment to breathe and enter a space free of judgments, free of obligations, which facilitates healing of the body, mind, and soul.”
Massage By Cortland was founded with the vision of creating the experience of a new, yet familiar kind of peace. With that goal in mind, Anderson designed the services to be affordable and accessible to encourage people to make the practice of self-care a part of everyone’s lifestyle by offering both On-Site and In-Home massage and bodywork.
“My approach incorporates both deep tissue and relaxation techniques with energetic modalities, aromatherapy, and conscious breathing,” explained Anderson. “What’s important to remember when working with your bodywork therapist is that a lot of what it takes to relax the mind and body so nature can effectively do its job of healing comes down to intuition and a dialogue with the body. My first step is to listen to what the client tells me, and the next step is to listen to the message the body tells me when I put my hands on them. Because everything is interconnected, we approach the whole body.”
From the Deep Tissue Massage designed to remove tension in muscles and connective tissue to Foot Reflexology and Universal Energy Massage, these self-care practices can benefit all aspects of wellness—physical, mental, and emotional.
“Massage By Cortland is all about reconnecting humanity to themselves—with who we are, with what we are—through an individualized and personalized approach to nourish all levels of the physical and subtle bodies,” said Anderson. “The best part is seeing people make the decision to continue the practice of making time to stop and honor themselves.”
Massage By Cortland: In Your Home or On Site
Address: 4359 30th Street, San Diego 92104
License Number: 56073