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Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right 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. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
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, & 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, & that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing & removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force"& that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance & flow to your entire system. & once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation & promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply & quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, & rejuvenating.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries & discomfort, reducing pain & increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion & comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
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 & emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain & discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight & postural imbalance, and improved breathing & relaxation.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet &/or hands. Unlike other foot & hand massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet or hands 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 & hands. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) & "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work & encourage the flow of Chi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind & spirit.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body & can often lead to injuries in both the short & long term. Sports Massage enhances performance & prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains & swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, & 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 & in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing & therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, & percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging & include relief from aches & pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, & greater flexibility.
Thai massage is more energizing & rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, & feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures & stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress & relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at home & work.