I typically use a blend of modalities in the services I offer, tailored to your specific needs. For example, if you are receiving a session to help alleviate neck or shoulder pain, you may benefit from a blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Trigger Point and Lymphatic Drainage techniques, or others. My goal is to use those techniques that work best for you.
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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Keep in mind that mild soreness may occur after the session, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the work.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed for medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to help restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a gentle hands-on technique designed to attain and sustain proper function of the lymphatic system, essential to our body's ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes and is expecially helpful for those recovering from injury or surgery, trauma, substantial swelling, stress and age-related issues.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension, especially if you have limited time or desire upper body "spot" work for a particular area. In addition to the usual health benefits of table massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Chair massage sessions are shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology has been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches and depression.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are used during parts of the massage session to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Face Toning offers a luxurious, safe and effective method of retraining facial muscles, firming and lifting them to leave your skin renewed and healthy. This massage uses a variety of natural ingredient skin care products, as well as warm moist towels to calm and relax you. The 60 minute session includes hand and foot massage.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage (typically, 15 minutes), making it convenient enough to fit into the busy schedule of a workplace. A great way to say "Thank You" to employees, and provide a wellness service to you and your staff.