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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.
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 soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and 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.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
A combination of styles such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Stretching focusing on areas of concern. Each massage is customized, with a blend of light stretching and relaxation techniques for a distinctive experience, never the same massage twice.
75, 90, and 120 minutes, additional time to address deep tension and stress.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. I also have special pregnancy pillows for maximum comfort.
TMJ is an abbreviation that many people use for disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint and the muscles that control your jaw movement. Massage can be used to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort from TMJ dysfunction. A session is usually focused on the upper body specifically tense shoulder, neck, face and head muscles. Massaging these areas using techniques such as kneading, circular friction and stretching can alleviate TMJ pain. If the client is open to the treatment, it can include intraoral work to the masseter muscle.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into. Opening with lymphatic drainage of the upper shoulders/head and incorporating reflexology work to the hands and feet. During the massage I will also concentrate on any areas of concern for a full body massage.
Warmed bamboo, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage = Bamboo-fusion™
This massage incorporates the use of light Swedish strokes to begin client relaxation. Once the body has been prepared with warm coconut oil the warmed bamboo are introduced to the client. The combination Swedish and warm bamboo prepares the client’s tissue for deeper work. The warmed bamboo sticks are used as a therapist would use an elbow or thumb to ease areas of deep tension. Warmed bamboo is effective on sore shoulders, tight IT bands and areas of chronic overuse and stress. This service can be customized, spending more time on areas that need it, such as back, legs, shoulders.