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Therapeutic Massage includes one or more of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques as needed and/or wanted. Of course, a full relaxation massage is always a wonderful and beneficial option.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines light oil or lotion with an array of techniques such as effleurage (relaxing strokes), petrissage (kneading), friction and tapotment (percussion). The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include pain relief, decreased stress levels, improved vitality and appearance, greater flexibility and strength, and enhanced circulaton, sleep, mental clarity, and immune function.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork which relieves tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. These deep layers can often be accessed painlessly. However, there may be discomfort during some techniques (e.g. Trigger point release), and open communication during the session is important. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past injuries. Soreness is possible after the treatment, and drinking plenty of water is recommended to aid with flushing toxins released from the tissue.
Myofascial Release is a slow, deep softening of hardened, tight fascia (connective tissue) which is in & around muscles, also tendons, ligaments, bone, under the skin and more. It hardens when not moved and stretched and is a cause of morning muscle stiffness. Other causes are dehydration, inflammation, impact and disuse. Loosening tight or hardened fascia results in greater range of motion, decreased restrictions, and pain relief. This work can be intense but is done to the client's comfort level. It can also be deeply relaxing. Athletes especially love it because it improves their performance.
Addtional Rates: $105 for 90 minutes
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage and is akin to acupressure. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). With Shiatsu, characteristics are assessed to determine areas that are out of balance in the body, mind and/or spirit. These characteristics correlate to the 5 Elements and associated meridians (energy pathways) along the surface of the body. To restore balance, direct stimulation is applied to tsubos (pressure points) along these meridians and gentle stretches integrate the point work and encourage the healthy flow of Ki (energy). The effect is very relaxing and clients report results, which vary with each individual, for example improved sleep, pain relief, reduced stress, and vitality.
Additional rates: $105 for 90 minutes
Reiki is a Chakra-based, Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy fields to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the universal life energy. The benefits of Reiki include deep relaxation, release of mental/emotional stress and alleviating chronic pain.
Additional rates: $105 for 90 minutes
As a Reiki Master, I teach four levels of Reiki:
Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Advanced Reiki Training (ART/Reiki 3), and Reiki Master Level
Classes are 6 hours and include a comprehensive companion manual. Please contact me for further details.
Or $75 per hour
Chair massage is a popular and convenient way of relieving stress and releasing tension. It is usually done for a group of people in an office or at events including home gatherings. It's done in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. The sessions are usually shorter than for traditional table massage and are done over clothing and therefore easily fitting into a busy schedule.