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Swedish Massage is a 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 circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork include pain relief, relaxation, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the 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 your feet. Reflexology treatments are very relaxing and have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
While massage will ease headache pain and tension, actual migraine pain is individualized and requires a session tailored to each person. Cool stones, essential oil blends, cool water and ice, heating pad for the client's feet, and specialized massage techniques on the face, head, and neck help to address muscles tension, blood and lymph flow, and sinus pressure. Relief is often felt during the first session, but monthly massage/migraine massage may help lessen the pain and frequency of migraines.
Ear candling is a non-invasive method to ease ear wax out of the ear canal using a hollow "candle" that is lighted to warm the ear wax and encourage it to migrate into the candle. Note: it is not suggested if you are ill or have ear pain.
Chair massage is a popular way to relieve stress and release tension in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
I can do chair massage for your company health fair, employee thank you, or other event. Additional therapists may be available for larger events.
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves muscle tension and improves circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
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 highly effective for releasing chronic stress 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 help rehydrate the tissues after the session. You may add on more time using Swedish Massage to mitigate the effects of the Deep Tissue work.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. Massage techniques are used to stretch the underlying fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Pressure Point Therapy
Your body stores stress in specific areas called pressure points. Pressure points are small painful pockets of energy that are located along a nerve pathway in your body. These pressure points actually block the nerve energy from flowing through your body, causing a variety of discomforts and illnesses. In our session, I apply pressure to these specific points, releasing any blockages and restoring your nerve pathways to optimal health and function.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. Geriatric massage can help maintain and improve overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, physical touch during the massage can help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
Backaches, stiff legs, leg cramps, headaches, and water retention cause discomfort and anxiety. Massage during pregnancy, especially during the last trimester, is a way to reduce stress and ease muscles that are changing due to fetal development. Weight bearing joints are relaxed, blood and lymph circulation are facilitated through long, gliding strokes, nervous tension is eased as the muscles relax, and you may find it easier to fall asleep and maintain deep, rejuvinating sleep.