Massage designed to decrease muscular tension and promote well-being. Similar to Swedish massage, yet tends to be more focused to specific muscular groups that are causing chronic pain due to overuse and/or injury.
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.
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 utilizes 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.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian word for "massage", and it is part of a larger native Hawaiian tradition of healing and natural body care. According to Hawaiian tradition, all living beings are seeking a state of balance and love in the world. During a Lomi Lomi session, therefore, I focus on not only relaxing your body through gentle touch, but also reviving your spirit and filling your body with the energy of love.
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.
Developed by John Upledger, DO, and taught through the Upledger Institute, CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch, full-body technique used to evaluate and treat restrictions originating in the brain, spinal cord, and connective tissue. It is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages the body to heal naturally by removing blocks that create imbalance in bodily functions.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (the cranium) down to the sacrum at the base of the spine. Because this system influences the function of the nervous system, an imbalance or restriction in the craniosacral system can cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities throughout the body. These can include symptoms such as chronic pain, scoliosis, impaired motor-coordination, and learning problems.
CranioSacral Therapy employs a variety of gentle, hands-on techniques to remove restrictions and resolve imbalances in the tissues so that the body can return to a freer and more balanced state of health. Clients are fully clothed for a CranioSacral session. A session lasts one hour.
The visceral system concerns the biomechanical relationships that exist between the natural movements of the organs and their effects upon the structures of the body. Visceral Manipulation, developed by French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral and taught through the Barral Institute, is based on the use of specific, gentle, manual force on tissues supporting the internal organs in order to free them of restrictions and encourage a return to normal mobility, tone, and motion, both of the organs and of the tissues that support them.
Used in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation deepens and enhances a treatment session by providing an adjunct method of removing restrictions in the tissues, so that the body can heal imbalances and flow toward better health.
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.
Esalen® Massage, well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Esalen® massage modality.
At the heart of all of our healing arts and massage sessions is a sense of empowering each individual to regain a sense of harmony, reverence, and balance, and to awaken inner resources for healing. It is not unusual for us to hear, "That was the most amazing massage I've ever received."