Dessi Issaeva

Massage, Applied Neurology & Kinesiology Therapist

San Francisco, CA

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Motor Control Issues
Shin Splints
Torticollis

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San Francisco
1833 Fillmore St, Suite #102, San Francisco CA 94115, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thu: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sun: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM

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About me

Dessi is a certified massage therapist whose work addresses the CORE of the ISSUE applying deep tissue, active release, neuro-kinesiology and human movement. It rests on over 1700 hours of technical education and understanding how the BODY operates AS a SYSTEM. Dessi addresses both structural and medical challenges, and clients are amazed how approaching the nervous system in its own language produces instant changes. She is convinced that an effective, results-oriented look at the body is one that sees Nature’s TENSEGRITY genius in the system.

Dessi’s moto is “STRUCTURE and FUNCTION as Nature intended… simply HONORED…”

She sees her work as engaging in a conversation with NATURE with every session, in view of the needs and lifestyle of the client. Every session is UNIQUE because our needs are different from person to person and from week to week, and that is what sets the tone of the work. The intelligence of the body never fails to amaze. So much medical INTERVENTION can be spared simply by tapping into the self-healing ability of the human body.

Your session depends on your needs and lifestyle – what you bring to the massage table. Our initial conversation will cover your expectations, needs, history and background, with updates as needed. Primary concern would be to alleviate conditions that may have prompted your first visit]. Immediately following, the work will focus on resolving the origin of the symptoms – the feedback loop that more chronic, postural, lifestyle, and compensatory patterns are creating.

The body is a complex tensegrity system. To use a very simple analogy, imagine the Golden Gate bridge with its carrying pylons and its steel cables suspending the road. Gravitational and stress forces are transmitted via the suspension cables to the bridge towers. If one of the cables is too taught or loose, the effect will translate through the entire structure – something will have to compensate for the bridge not to collapse.

…And so is the human body in constant negotiation with gravity. The way we contact the ground with our feet determines how the knees negotiate between the ankles and the legs; the legs in turn accommodate how the pelvis balances the weight of the torso in its various movement needs; the torso accommodates the need of the arms to move and the head to orient us in space; the neck transmits the torso’s compensation patterns and secures that the eyes see level; our very perception of our surroundings, physically and mentally, determines the way we carry ourselves and contact the ground. In all this conversation, the muscles are sliding by and with each other within this fascinating web of life – the human fascia. And the neural habits we create cue the motor control system in and out of dysfunctional movement patterns. The body is an exquisite, self-correcting design that accommodates our every need and compensates for misuse …if it only came with an operating manual.

Our session will involve structural assessment and fine-tuning of approach depending on how your body responds to the work. Expect to move on the table for best access to tissue, contract specific muscles on my cue, and periodically get off and walk in order to integrate the work and to refine our plan. Your feedback and progress during and after the session are very important. Please share your observations and, depending on the nature of our work, I may check in with you afterwards to see how you are feeling.

Looking forward to seeing you in session!


Questions & Answers

Dessi Issaeva Answers
Plantar Fasciitis can benefit from soft tissue work immensely. It is generally a classic case of kinetic chain dysfunction and motor control and, more often than not, a problem in the lower leg where tissue is tight in response to compensatory patterns further up. You may be amazed to find out how sedentary lifestyle can invite this condition. Work on areas in the midst of flare-up is contraindicated, but corrective steps along the rest of the dysfunctional pattern can begin and the condition resolved without touching the plantar fascia. A conservative, non-invasive approach can bring permanent resolution well beyond pain management. Work with your nervous system on this one (practitioner who knows how to converse with it) for no amount of icing or classic massage will resolve it long-term until you sort out why your brain is telling these muscles to tighten up. The body always does things for a reason!
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Highly recommend addressing emotions both of the primitive and more complex kind (reptilian brain for the first and frontal lobe for the second). Finding a purpose (for all of us have one in this life-time) is a huge one. We are all addicts of one kind or another as we attempt to fill gaps that the current system and culture opens in us.
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I run every day ~5 miles but do it barefooted on soft surface (water line at beach). I would not do it on concrete regardless how good the shoe support is. It's very important to have a well balanced body as you are putting it through higher stress, running or being a desk warrior. By that I mean symmetric use of the breathing mechanism (rib cage, muscles, etc.), symmetric use of the hips, symmetric gait. Any prior injury, medical intervention or repetitive-use trauma will affect your nervous system's willingness to load a limb, a hip, what have you.





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