Britt Sydnes LMT
Britt graduated from the Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts as a certified massage therapist in 2001. She has been practicing in Kalamazoo since then. In 2005, she completed a graduate course at the Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts in Cranial Sacral Therapy. Britt has also had special training during her career working in hospice care: focusing on the elderly chronically ill and dying. She worked as a massage therapist in hospice care for 5 years, as well as maintaining her own private practice as a massage therapist.
Britt’s practice philosophy begins with holding space for her clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Her role is to listen and support her clients in the healing process through bodywork. She believes that in order for healing to begin, the first step is to carve out some time and space for oneself to be still. This moment of stillness is where healing can begin. Her role as a therapist is to offer that presence to create a safe, open, trusting environment where relaxation and spaciousness can occur.
The clients that Britt works with have many different needs and goals: stress relief, relaxation, self care, acute pain or injury and emotional or physical trauma. Britt characterizes her work as “integrative massage therapy” as she likes to incorporate a wide variety of modalities into her sessions, mostly dependent on what each client’s needs are. Some of the modalities she practices are: relaxation, deep tissue, reflexology, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, myofasical release polarity, and prenatal massage.
Britt has always enjoyed working with people and having heart-centered, meaningful relationships. That is the main reason that she chose massage therapy as a profession. She enjoys working one-on-one with clients and is very committed to assisting them reaching their health goals. She knows from her own personal experience how important this work is. Britt views this work as sacred and honors the connections created with her clients.