Therapeutic Bodywork is an invigorating and stimulating massage therapy session which includes relaxation and stress release with an emphasis on circulation, flexibility and assisted stretching through the use of various techniques, including Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Positional Therapy, which includes Strain Counterstrain and (MET) or Muscle Energy Techniques, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Reflexology and Zen Shiatsu. The work is specific and the pressure may be deep and will be adjusted accordingly to the clients specific needs. This work promotes balance and restoration of physical and mental energy.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish Massage is a relaxing massage therapy session with an emphasis on circulation and general wellness. It is generally light to medium pressure, based on the clients specific needs. This session is spot specific promoting balance, harmony and homeostasis through structured bodywork and touch.
Reflexology involves working on reflex areas, also called reflex points. These points can be individually stimulated to produce a reaction in the corresponding body part.
These reflexive points are mirror areas of the various organs and body parts located in the hands, feet and ear’s, which when activated by specific reflexology techniques, have direct effect on the corresponding organ or area of the body.
When we work the feet we help bring the entire body back into homeostasis and harmony. This work is in many ways far deeper than the deepest of massage therapy in that this modality of healing arts works on the inside as well as the outside of the receiver.
Integrated Positional Therapy
Integrated Positional Therapy is a gentle, effective therapy for the treatment of chronic and acute muscular pain and for increasing range of motion, this treatment includes careful observation and evaluation of posture followed by placing the affected muscles in a position of comfort for 90 seconds. When the pain vanishes from the tender point, the stressed tissues are felt to be most relaxed. Positional Release Therapy achieves its benefits by means of an automatic resetting of muscle spindles. Relief is immediate and long lasting. These techniques are very effective in the treatment of pain due to injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion, and chronic neuromuscular conditions. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
INTEGRATIVE ACUPRESSURE is a healing practice guided by the Five Element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and draws upon the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, physical therapy and therapeutic massage to promote healing on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. A session, in which you remain fully clothed, may include integrated use of the following modalities:
ENERGETIC BALANCING: Stimulation with fingertip pressure, of “acupoints” that lie on the body’s meridians (pathways of energy) to bring about balance between the potential and kinetic energy in the body. This helps to create a healthy flow of energy and proper function of the internal organs.
STRUCTURAL BALANCING: The entire body is supported not only by its skeletal structure but also by the other soft tissues that make it up (muscles, fascia, etc.). By releasing blocks in these areas that are holding tension, freedom and balance is brought to the structure as a whole. Only gentle manipulation is needed and used with this technique.
THAI YOGA BODYWORK: Thai Yoga Bodywork is a system of bodywork and assisted stretching developed in Thailand and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, & Southeast Asia. No oils are used in Thai Bodywork. The receiver is positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the session and deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the work.
REFLEXOLOGY is a form of foot “massage” that is based on Eunice Ingham’s system, which views our feet as precise maps or a mirror image of our whole bodies. I employ reflexology to help diagnose and release energy blocks. It is a complete treatment in itself or integrated with a session.
Thai Yoga Bodywork
Thai Yoga Bodywork is a system of bodywork and assisted stretching developed in Thailand and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, & Southeast Asia. Thai Bodywork is performed on the floor on a futon or Thai Mat, and the client wears loose fitting comfortable clothing that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai Bodywork. The receiver is positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the session and deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the work.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that is based in Traditional and Classical Chinese medicine. It is dynamic in its movements and application and very effective in its ability to bring balance and harmony to the energy flows in the body. A Zen Shiatsu Practitioner palpates the energy flows in the body called meridians to determine what meridians need attention and support. The practitioner then uses fingers, hands, elbows and knees in a penetrating technique along with stretches to open, balance and harmonize the meridians resulting in physical, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Zen Shiatsu is done with the client wearing loose clothing on a futon.
Hot Stone Massage
Warm volcanic stones are massaged over the entire body to promote physical and spiritual balancing by using the energies of the therapeutic stones to relax the body at its deepest level. This ancient healing treatment moves energy to depleted areas, relieves sore muscles, and produces a soothing and meditative state of peace, calm, and balance. This a Ninety Minute Session.
Couples Massage Therapy
Couples Massage is one of the hottest services right now. Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, or even moms and daughters sometimes or best friends. Couples Massage is a great way to introduce a partner who has never gotten a massage before in a way that makes them feel more comfortable the first time. Some men are apprehensive about getting a massage because of the nudity involved, and to have their wife or girlfriend there is reassuring. Men usually discover that therapeutic touch is very relaxing and restorative. Once they experience a couples massage, they are more willing to book a massage on their own. It can also be a good choice if you’re traveling with someone you don’t get to see often enough — a sister, girlfriend, mom or best friends — and you want to spend as much time together as possible.
Prenatal Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal Massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. I am specifically trained in prenatal massage and I will adjust my techniques and your position on the table accordingly. The pressure during this session varies from light, to medium, to deep depending upon your unique and specific needs. Unlike many other Massage Therapists who do Prenatal Work, my work is not always light and I understand the need to get to your aches and pains and address your specific pregnancy needs.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach of Bodywork and energy work that can create dramatic improvements in one’s life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improves whole-body health and performance.
Using a soft touch, which is generally no greater than 5 grams, about the weight of a nickel, CranioSacral Therapy releases restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effectiveness for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain, stress and tension related disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, TMJ Syndrome, Vertigo, ADD & ADHD, Scoliosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, orthopedic problems and many other conditions.
The body knows exactly what it needs to heal. As a CranioSacral Therapist, we listen to the body and offer gentle support. This work is extremely relaxing and subtle by nature, but is very powerful. Craniosacral Therapy is appropriate for both children and adults. Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. This is absolutely amazing work that is easier to experience than to explain!
Head, Neck, and Shoulder Massage
Clothed Head, Neck, and Shoulder Massage is ideal for anyone wanting specific upper bodywork. Relax and unwind, this treatment relaxes the main stress points in your body using a variety of massage techniques and stretching—this is the perfect power break.
Medical Massage Therapy
This is Medical Massage Therapy prescribed by a Doctor or Physician in cases of Auto Accident (PIP) Claims or Workers Compensation. Clients are responsible for payment before or at the time of service. Documentation, Soap Noting will be provided to the client where needed for the insurance companies or Parties of interest, with prior written consent given to me by the client or Guardian. Medical Massage Therapy is outcome-based massage, basically the action of very specific treatment protocols targeted to the specific problem(s) areas the patient presents with a physician’s diagnosis and referral for treatment. After an assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. In many cases this type of massage therapy is billed through the patients insurance, which could be health, auto, or workers compensation.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient art developed over time with the purpose of draining toxins. Cupping is also known as decompression massage therapy. It utilizes suction and negative pressure to drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue and bring blood flow to the skin and muscles. Massage Cupping is used to treat a variety of conditions. Areas commonly treated are back, shoulders, neck and legs. Massage Cupping is extremely relaxing and patients feel a difference after one session. There is always the risk of bruising whenever cupping is done and the bruising can last up to 7 days.
Ear Candling takes about Forty Five Minutes to perform. During the process you will feel a candle being lightly inserted into the ear and after it is lit you may feel a warm sensation in the ear. You will hear crackling sounds coming from the candle as it burns down. You could find that your hearing is much more acute and has improved if a blockage of wax is present. Your ears could feel airy and opened to sounds, tones and an overall sense of freshness. After being candled you may feel a sense of warmth or itching in the ear. This can be relieved by the use of ear oil available at my office. The ear oil contains garlic, eucalyptus, tea tree, olive and mullein oils. You may find your sinuses are draining or the drainage has increased after the session, which may relieve pressure and help clean out any materials in your sinus areas.