Massage Therapies

Pain Management Massage or Deep Tissue Massage

A treatment incorporating a variety of modalities to help bring optimal functioning and balance to body. Structural Integration is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other. Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related repetitive movements and the effects of aging can cause fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter, and more dense. Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which can cause pain, discomfort, and fatigue.Structural Integration works to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a feeling of being more at home in your own body. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions or individual sessions within a framework that is designed to restore postural balance by aligning and integrating the body in gravity.

Thai Yoga Bodywork

My ‘Thai Yoga Bodywork’ sessions are the unique product of 9 years of experience as as Massage Therapist and Bodyworker, Reiki Master, Yoga teacher, and Sound Healer. It is typically practiced on a cushioned floor mat while fully clothed. These sessions are both relaxing and therapeutic, incorporating assisted stretches, positional release therapy, muscle energy technique, soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization. Thai Yoga Bodywork begins to stretch and open the body while deeply relaxing the client. Flexibility is not required to receive the benefits, this work can be useful for all body types…This work has been called “lazy person’s yoga,” as one gets all the benefits of a yoga class without applying any effort. Afterwards, clients tend to feel as if they have been given a new body, one that is more limber, open and more alive. It is a true full body tune-up. The benefits of Thai Yoga Massage are countless. By freeing the flow of vital energy in the body, Thai Massage can improve posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion and circulation. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned and emotional and nervous tension unbound.

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it”s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Effective in treating: headaches, TMJD, neck pain, whiplash, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and depression.

Energy Healing

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy coming into the practitioners crown and out of the practitioners attuned palms. A session can either be hands-on, applying a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet and over the 7 major chakra systems. This subtle energy work transmutes negative energy patterns, blocks, and memories within the aura, chakras, and organs freeing you from past traumas, toxic habits and or connections, the root of pain, burdens and stressors. The session begins with sacred smudging to purify the mind and heart and simple breath techniques to let go into a mediative state. The sounds of the crystal and tibetan singing bowls will then be played to renew and revitalize your energy field on a cellular level amplifying your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Each session is personalized Pranic Energy Practitioners use Prana, Chi, Ki or simple “Energy” – Vital Life Force – to facilitate the Balancing or “Healing” of one’s physical, etheric, emotional and mental bodies.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone therapy is from the ancient healing traditions of the chinese, native american and hawaiian peoples. Your therapist will place hot stones on various places of the body. Some of which include, chakras, energy points, sore muscles, down the sides of the spine and sacrum, hands and feet. Then massages the whole body with the hot basalt stones in their hands. These stones are formed from volcanic eruptions and contain magnetic or titanic iron which retains the heat and were created naturally in shape size and texture by all the elements…air water earth fire and ether.. The stones are heated up to about 125 degrees in an electric cooker of water just covering the top of the stones. One hot stone stroke is said to be equivalent to 10 regular massage strokes. Hot stone massage penetrates into the deep layers of muscle like a deep tissue massage would and increasing circulation with every stroke more than a traditional massage through the heat of the stones. Benefits of hot stone massage include aiding better digestion, weight loss and cellulite appearance through increased circulation and the releasing and elimination of toxins, it alleviates stress and pain and promotes a healthy heart and overall health. Hot stone massage is great for people with muscular aches and pains, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression and circulatory issues.