Patty Bennett Fox
Patty brings a bit of magic to the massage table. Drawing on deep and vivid personal experiences and a strong intuitive nature, Patty locates and addresses areas of tightness and pain, modulating her technique in the moment and working on tissues for maximum release. A myofascial specialist, Patty’s expertise is in working the connective fascia tissue to alleviate tension, pain, and stress for her clients.
Patty grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, surrounded by vast blue skies and endless arid lands. She earned advanced degrees in theatre and stage design before entering the field of massage therapy. In 2010, Patty graduated with honors from Cortiva Institute near Philadelphia and started working at Optimal the very next day.
Patty is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and certified in reiki. In 2015 she embarked on an intense immersion course to study myofascial release, which she says “changed the way I massage forever.” By addressing the web of connective fascia tissue during her massages, Patty finds she can use very little pressure to attain a big release, and she better understands the often complicated root causes of tension and pain.
A mother of three, Patty experienced and overcame a period of postpartum depression that deepened her compassion and strengthened her therapeutic sensibility. Patty finds that massage therapy draws her into the “here and now,” where she’s entirely focused on her client’s specific needs.
Patty says, “My favorite moments are seeing the client after the massage because they always look so different.” She notices dramatically improved posture, an appearance of calm, and an aura of tranquility. Patty is reputed for what many clients call “perfect” pressure, and her ability to create a safe, therapeutic space.
As a mother of three teenagers and owner of three dogs and four cats, Patty has her hands full – and she wouldn’t want it any other way. She looks forward to many years ahead at Optimal, drawing inspiration from her “brothers and sisters” on staff, and sharing her gift with her treasured clients.
- Patty’s massage “Pressure Intensity” is between 1-4 although she can apply more pressure if you prefer
- Book Patty for the The Optimal Massage, Reiki, Couples, Himalayan Salt Stone, Mobile Massage, PreNatal, and Post Partum