Free Flow Massage, LLC

About Free Flow

Free Flow Massage was founded in 2006 by Cheryl L. Frank. Cheryl received her training in massage therapy in southern New Mexico at the Massage Therapy Training Institute.  

Fascinated by the capacity of the human mind and body, Cheryl has studied non-verbal behavior and movement therapy, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She received a B.A. in psychology from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA), and a M.A. in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA). 

The mission of Free Flow Massage is to facilitate a nurturing environment where individuals can fully enjoy the many benefits of massage therapy; using the modality of massage, Cheryl strives to help individuals relax, rejuvenate, and find a greater sense of inner peace.

What does "Free Flow" mean?

Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, Cheryl worked as a movement therapist primarily with children who suffered from emotional and behavioral disorders. Movement therapy falls under the umbrella of "Creative Arts in Therapy." 

As defined by the American Dance Therapy Association, "Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual." 

Movement therapists have highly developed and intelligent methods of describing and analyzing movement and movement patterns. "Free flow" is a term used by movement therapists to indicate that an individual "goes with the flow, his/ [her] body moving freely and easily with the motion. The 'going with' the flow of movement we call free [flow]" (Dell, p.14).

Dell, C. (1977). A primer for movement description: Using effort-shape and supplementary concepts. (Rev. ed.). New York: Dance Notation Bureau Press.

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