Services & Rates
Combination: Swedish/Deep Tissue
The most popular massage: This is a custom therapeutic massage, area specific, that uses Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Massage Cupping, Hot Stones, etc, to custom design the perfect massage for your needs today using techniques to gently penetrate deep into the underlying muscles and connective tissue to break down scarring and adhesions. An excellent choice for releasing tension in the musculature.
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
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.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are moved slowly over your body, then placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating. The experience is often described as "melting into the table."
Energy work is based on an Eastern belief system that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness (Dis-ease or lack of ease in the tissues), it indicates that your life force has become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field and energy flow have been restored to full health, your body will follow. Balancing the energy can involve chakras, meridians, or the aura surrounding you.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling, sinus drainage, lymphedema, discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
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.
Trigger Point Therapy
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 (meridians) 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 in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful, but is not usually. The resulting effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Massage Cupping - VacuTherapy
Massage Cupping involves a glass, plastic or silicone cup that is placed over the area of the body to be treated. Suction is created lifting the tissue (skin, fascia, muscles) up. It literally puts a handle on the belly of the muscle and lifts it up versus the usual methods that push the muscles down and into bone. The suction levels can very from light to heavy, and movement of the cups can be sedating or stimulating. One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the ability to separate tissue layers. This allows for water absorption and renews blood flow to dehydrated undernourished tissue. The benefits include: Softens and releases tight muscles, enhances deep tissue therapy, Relieves inflammation, Enhances circulation to local area-brings blood with nutrients & oxygen to skin & muscles, Moves toxins and stagnation to be carried away through the veins, Loosens and softens adhesions and scar tissue, Enhances lymph drainage, Sedates the nervous system, Opens intercostal muscles to improve breathing and lung function, can be used for Cellulite treatment, Gentle face lifting and lymph drainage treatment.