"When massage therapists receive bodywork it is always a challenge to stay out of thinking about what the therapist is doing with their hands. We all have our own signature styles and rhythms and each of us has found a thread upon which to stitch together our knowledge of the body and how we can affect healing.
A treatment with Angel Ortloff is a multi-level, almost exotic experience. Angel comes toward treatment as an intuitive healer who commands a wide breadth of knowledge and techniques. Her affinity for Eastern medicine, the Chinese meridians and the Five Element Theory led her to study cupping. Having been a clay artist and a potter, Angel’s approach to learning and practice is to elevate it to an art. She experiments with new tools and uses her hands to intuit exactly what is called for in each treatment. Working on her own health and wellness with holistic practitioners, she has expanded her treatments and practice with essential oils and also teaches movement using Smart Bells.
All this said, Angel’s “special sauce” is what I would call “Myofascial Artistry”. Just the way fascia is organized in interlocking strands networking through the whole entire body, Angel’s manual techniques weave in, out and around each area, telegraphing and signaling to each region that it is ok to let go and relax. She uses her hands on fascia the way I rake leaves out of my garden almost touching each cell to release tension. Her thinking feels very three dimensional as she circles the body and then swoops back to areas that call her. She seems to see some big picture, a map and then chooses the road not taken, making her own path rather than using a set pattern and formula.
Angel does tell people that she is dyslexic. In her case I think it is a gift. Like Steven Spielberg, Leonardo Da Vinci and Walt Disney, she is a creator, a scientist and an artist.
Words can’t necessarily capture just what it is that makes her magical and effective, so one needs to experience Angel!" ~Stacey Brooks
Her fingers and hands have eyes and heart. She knows how to connect deeply with one's body and spirit and promotes real healing.
I have never been to anyone who is as talented as Angel is. I feel so lucky to have her in my life." -Susan Wilder, PhD
A massage by Angel Ortloff is like none other. It’s a combination of Thai message, Shiatsu and Deep Tissue work, applied with incredible sensitivity to what I need at this particular time. Her knowledge of human anatomy and different techniques results in an experience that is not only healing and invigorating, but most importantly, feels great.
I am a long distance swimmer and cyclist. On work out days I return home with various aches. At the conclusion of my 90 minute session with Angel my mind is calm, and I lie perfectly still, totally and utterly relaxed, feeling great.
I am a frequent visitor of Spas and have routinely received massages for many years. I consider Angel among the best in this field. Want to feel great, and achieve healing where you most need it? See Angel."
Mount Tremper, NY
"As a massage therapist myself, it is important for me to receive deep therapeutic work on my tight and sore muscles. Angel uses a german technique "bindegewebsmassage" that works deep on the fascia and connective tissue surrounding the muscles, allowing them to release at a deeper level...it is wonderful and transformative work, leaving me feeling deeply relaxed....thank you Angel!"
-Ellenora Cage L.M.T.,C.H.
"Angel continues to heal all life around with her hands and heart. We are made healthier, more passionate and joyful through her vision and commitment to helping each of us reach our potential for a vibrant spirit and body."