Modalities We Offer
Acupressure is an ancient healing art and massage technique. By utilizing fingers to press key points on the body, muscle tension is released, blood circulation is enhanced, and the body’s healing force is stimulated. Acupressure continues to be the most effective therapy for tension related ailments, employing the use of precise pressure and sensitive touch. Acupressure combined with the use of Qi will restore harmony and balance within your body!
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine, using special cups to create suction on your skin for a few minutes. Cupping can help with pain, inflammation, and improve blood flow, relaxation and well-being. It works as a type of inverted deep-tissue massage.
Aromatherapy massage is a therapeutic method utilizing plant oils derived from leaves, flowers, bark, roots and seeds. These essential oils are blended with a carrier oil and are believed to have healing properties linked with the olfactory and limbic systems. These systems are linked to the brain and the central nervous system; influencing emotions and hormones. Each essential oil is linked to different healing effects and can calm, relax, stimulate, invigorate, uplift, or energize!
Deep tissue massage is more intense and designed to release chronic muscle tension, that is causing pain and discomfort. It focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia; the armoring tissue layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints. Deep tissue massage uses cross fiber strokes working against the grain of muscle. The more intense motions of deep tissue massage may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that may last a few days before resulting in pain relief and relaxation.
Swedish massage is the most common form of body work today. The goal is to restore, detox, and energize the body by using long gentle gliding strokes, which follow blood flow to the heart.
Swedish massage aids in flushing the soft tissue of toxins, increasing oxygen levels in the blood, improving circulation and flexibility, while easing muscle pain and tension.
Lymphatic massage employs a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymph system. The lymphatic system is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ fighting materials to cells when they are under attack! The lymphatic system does not have its own “pumping” mechanism. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymph nodes may become swollen. Lymphatic massage will help to move fluids to produce a free flowing lymphatic system which in turn promotes a healthier body. Lymphatic massage may help reduce allergies, colds, viruses, menstrual cramps and other muscular pain.
Reflexology is an ancient massage technique. Areas of the feet and hands correspond to various regions of the body. Manipulation of these points can improve health through one’s own Qi (universal life force energy). Many civilizations throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America have practiced Reflexology for over 5,000 years. This technique is used as an integral part of my massage methodology.
Reiki is a method of Natural healing based on the application of Qi (universal life force energy). Reiki is one of the more widely known forms of energy healing which involves direct application of Qi for the purpose of strengthening your energy system and body. Reiki combined with massage is believed to obtain the best results in achieving and maintaining balance and harmony to all bodies, physical, spiritual,and emotional.
Pregnancy massage offers therapy for the physical and emotional strains of mothering. It will ease swelling and pain from weight bearing joints. It will help improve the outcome of labor and reduce labor pains. Pregnancy massage enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues, providing support for the mother to be!
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage uses the application of warm stones to melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation. Each ninety minute hot stone session uses placement of smooth basalt stones, which allow for deeper relaxation of the soft tissue. You receive a customized massage to relax and rejuvenate fatigued muscles. Hot Stone massage is an ideal therapy for arthritic pain and discomfort.
Cranial Sacral therapy is a gentle non-invasive technique that works the cerebral fluids surrounding the skull and spine. This therapy helps to ease the restrictions of nerve passages by giving relief to the membranes which encase the CNS. This technique seeks to restore misaligned bones to their proper position. Cranial Sacral therapy provides relief of headaches, neck and back painas well as tempor-mandibular joint disorder ( TMJ ) and other stress related issues causing pain and discomfort.