Head, Neck and Shoulders massage is for the person who has more pain than time. It is designed for people who need serious therapy in as little time as possible.
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. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind 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 session.
Foot massage has been utilized for hundreds of years, and spans many cultures. It is frequently used to improve health and relax the body. These days, most forms of foot massage borrow elements from a variety of disciplines, such as shiatsu and reflexology. Foot massage is performed by applying pressure to the more than 7,000 nerves in the foot and can release energetic blockages in the rest of the body. Foot massage can be used for pain relief, to help alleviate stress and even to speed up injury recovery.
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.
Chakra Balancing is a form of energy healing that focuses on channelling energy into the seven chakras. When we speak of treating chakras we are referring to treating our energetic body. The body is not only made up of the physical body, we have an energy that extends beyond our physical body. Chakra balancing aids us in aligning ourselves with the Universe. We use tuning forks that correspond to each one of the 7 individual chakras to bring them into balance.
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. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Cupping-therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People receive cupping-therapy for many purposes including to help with pain, heal knots, ease inflammation, increase blood flow, induce relaxation, well being and as a type of deep tissue massage.
Aroma therapy massage is the application of essential oils during Swedish massage to promote healing and the realization of well being. Aroma therapy also induces deeper relaxation in the recipient. The essential oils are extracted from the parts of herbs and plants that contain the healing properties.
Reiki is a 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 field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
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 John Upledger, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Oftentimes used in conjunction with deep tissue massage, acupressure is a specific massage technique that aims to decrease pain, clear tension in muscles, increase blood circulation and promote deep states of relaxation. Acupressure can be effective to relieve headaches, back ache and help to manage conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or 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, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.