Nourish your physical and spiritual well-being through the healing power of touch.
Massage therapy can help to reduce stress, tension and fatigue, relieve pain, increase
flexibility, ease depression and anxiety, enhance circulation and vitality, release
toxins and boost your immune system. Whether you pamper yourself with the occasional
massage or experience the sustained benefit of regularly scheduled sessions, massage
therapy is a powerful way to support personal wellness.
Each massage is unique, incorporating an intuitive blend of techniques to meet your
needs and preferences.
Swedish Massagepromotes relaxation, increases blood circulation and oxygen flow,
releases toxins and reduces stress. Techniques include: long, gliding strokes, muscle
kneading, friction, percussion and vibration.
Deep Tissue Workhelps to release pain and restrictions in the muscles and connective
tissues. I don't ascribe to a "no pain, no gain" philosophy, but there are times
when deep tissue work can be very beneficial and effective for pain and tension relief.
If we opt for deep tissue work, we will communicate to ensure that that the pressure
and depth of the work is within your comfort zone. You are in control of the process
throughout the session. Many clients describe deep tissue work as a "good hurt",
the feeling that deep tension is being worked out of the muscles.
Myofascial Releasehelps to reduce pain, enhance flexibility and restore range of
motion to your muscles. Stress and trauma can result in painful restrictions in
the fascia (or connective tissue) which surrounds and supports your muscle fibers.
Techniques such as myofascial unwinding work gently with the natural wisdom of the
body to release restrictions and adhesions in the connective tissue.
CranioSacral Therapyuses a soft touch to release restrictions in the craniosacral
system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain
and spinal cord.) These gentle techniques support the functioning of the central
nervous system. While I don't specialize in full body CranioSacral sessions, I do
incorporate these techniques into massage as appropriate for relief of headaches,
neck and back pain, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), general tension, etc.
Reikiis a gentle energy healing technique, which nourishes your body and energy
field with ki (or chi), which is universal life force energy. Reiki helps promote
a sense of wholeness, integration, calm and vitality. In my experience, energy balance
is vital to well-being, so I always incorporate Reiki into my massages.
Crystal Healingutilizes the vibrations of stones and crystals to promote positive
energy flows and states in the body. I work with a variety of stone massage wands
to incorporate the power of crystal healing into your massage.
Aromatherapyuses the energies and aroma of essential oils to enhance your energetic
well-being. Essential oils can help to energetically clear, ground, sooth and refresh
your spirits. Essential oils are potent; I use high quality oils sparingly and intuitively
at specific points during the massage. I don't use essential oils in my general massage
creme, so if you are sensitive to oils just let me know and we can omit the aromatherapy.