Investing in massage is an investment in YOUR health!
I believe my clients work hard for their money and should be treated well. I also believe an hour massage should actually last an hour! That being said, your initial appointment will be up to 90 minutes as there is a short intake form for you to fill out. Then I would like to get to know you, what areas need attention, and what results/goals you have for your session. Following appointments will last 15 minutes longer than the session duration you schedule as communication is required to be an a effective bodyworker. Knowledge about you (communication) is just as important as knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and massage technique to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself as they relate to massage therapy.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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.
Spoil yourself with a Sea Kelp Foot Scrub. Your feet will be cleansed with a sea kelp rub to help exfoliate the skin, increase circulation, and provide neuromuscular input with warm water, caring hands, and a therapeutic touch. Why not add a Peppermint Foot Massage with peppermint cream to help relax tired joints, tendons, and muscles in the feet and ankles. Since your feet take you so many places and take such a beating in doing so, why not spoil them?
For more than 25 years, Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy. The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials. Kinesio Tape is used to:
- Correct muscle function
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain and swelling
- Enhance performance
- Prevent injury
- Promote improved circulation and healing
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, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
Myofascial Release Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue network that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood and lymph flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.
On-Site/Chair Massage is available for you to spoil your staff, customers, vendors, or whomever you choose. Rates are subject to time desired and distance traveled.
Outcalls for individuals are also available for shut-ins, the homebound, or others who need special accommodations.
Polarity Therapy is based on the idea that a person's health and well-being are determined by the natural flow of energy through the body. Polarity refers to the positive and negative charges of the body's electromagnetic energy field. Therapy is based on the theory that a smooth flow of energy maintains health, while disruptions in the flow caused by trauma, stress, poor nutrition, and other factors lead to energy imbalances, fatigue, and illness.
Pregnancy Support is a form of bodywork designed specifically for the expectant mother. A "Nurturing the Mother" certified therapist means your session(s) are focused on you and your little one(s) to address where you are in your pregnancy to help minimize (if not eliminate) discomforts along the way until the day you meet face to face. Certified areas include:
Reflexology during Pregnancy and Childbirth,
Partner Massage and Prenatal Yoga Instruction,
Labor and Delivery Massage and Support,
Postpartum Massage, and
Newborn and Infant Massage Instruction for Parents
Areas of expertise include information to make your pregnancy as well as labor and delivery an easier process by preparing your body for the arrival of your precious gift, extensive knowledge of contraindications and pathologies, focused bodywork by trimester to address the physiological and biomechanical changes to your body, information/questions to ask your primary care provider to ensure your labor and delivery are more a joyous event rather than a "crisis", partner (for each of you) massage to deepen the bonds between you both during this special time, massage during labor and birth is available especially to those working with a mid-wife or doula for an at-home birth, postpartum (our western culture spends very little time with this critical period compared to other cultures) care to begin to transition the mother to the phases of motherhood, and techniques for parents regarding newborn and infant stages for massage to help your baby rest better so you and your partner both sleep better as well..
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your hands feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the hands or feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the hands and feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health. During a session, I work in energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
A Relaxation Therapy Package will allow you to escape your stress with this half hour getaway from the hussle and bustle of everyday life! This session focuses on the face & scalp to relax you as well as help ease those tension-filled shoulders. Shake off the stuff life can throw at you and make an investment in your most important commodity...YOU!
Scar Tissue Removal can begin as soon as the wound is knitted. The following six techniques are well-known ways bodyworkers can improve scar tissue: MLD, myofascial release, deep transverse friction, lubrication of (external) scar tissue, stretching, and heat (while inflammation is not present). The body’s formation of scar tissue is an awesome demonstration of self-preservation. However, the resulting fibrous mass can set the stage for problems down the road. Composed primarily of collagen, scar tissue’s fibrosity prohibits adequate circulation. In addition to the physical limitations of collagenous tissue, the lack of blood flow and lymph drainage occurring in scar tissue makes it vulnerable to dysfunction. The resulting abnormal stress on a scar’s surrounding structures may include:
• Nerve impingement, pain, and numbness
• Limited range of motion and flexibility
• Postural misalignment
• Muscle atrophy
• Tissue hypoxia
• An increase in potential for future injury
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.
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.
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 tissue rather than along the energy pathways 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 at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transforming.