(see below for full explanations of each modality)
Infant Massage Instruction
Range of Motion/PNF Stretching
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Polarity Realization Therapy
Polarity Therapy is a deeply relaxing bodywork method developed by Dr. Randolf Stone in the 1940's & 1950's and supported today by the American Polarity Therapy Association and in many other countries. It's a compiling of understandings of ancient and modern energy healing techniques. Mostly influenced by ancient Indian Ayurvedic wisdom, he was also a chiropractor, doctor of osteopathic medicine and a naturapathic doctor.
In polarity therapy, many clients experience small or big breakthroughs in thier lives. This is because by bringing attention to the health of your wireless anatomy, the energy is then allowed to flow freely and clearly throughout your system, directly affecting physical and mental health. It is also a wonderful alternative to massage for those who are looking to relax but are uneasy about disrobing or being touched. The client remains in (loose and comfortable) clothing on the table. The therapist follows a series of reflex point pathways based on your needs, using mostly light to medium pressure with thier palms or finger tips. There is some gentle rocking and muscle palpation when appropriate, including at the feet. There is also sound and aroma therapy included when appropriate.
In the later portion of the session, the therapist implements the use of quartz crystals. Known for their incredible healing power for thousands of years, they are a great tool for amplifying and sealing in the results of your session. They are placed & moved on & around the body, the client simply relaxes. To see what clients are saying about it, click on "about me" and scroll to "testimonials."
A session is customized to you're needs. All Massage and Polarity modalities may be included. Rates are time based and don't change based on the type of work best suited for you.
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.
Deep Swedish is the same relaxation focused massage as Swedish, but with deep, firm pressure. Other massage studios may offer a number scale to describe the therapists ability to provide deep pressure. When clients ask me "what number" I am, I respond with "whatever number you need me to be." If the scale is 1-10, I go up to 11. But if your perfect massage is an 8, I will be an 8. This is your time, it should be perfect for you.
(Deep Swedish is sometimes what people are looking for when they ask for Deep Tissue. Deep Tissue, however, is more focused on the smaller, deeper muscles that are closer to the joints. Deep Tissue requires more client feedback and is less relaxing, and it's ussually used for specific areas of concern.)
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.
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.
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system. In just one 30 minute session, the caregiver is taught all the techniques so they can practice at home and it can become a wonderful tool for bonding and nap-time as well.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the 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. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
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.
Range of motion is manipulation of the joints performed by the therapist with no stretching required on the clients part. This allows the therapist to evaluate and improve the movement of joints to their limits.
During PNF Stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilition) the client is assisted in a series of isometric contractions and relaxations paired with deep breathing and stretching in order to increase range of motion that is limited due to tight musculature. It works by resetting the muscles resting state.
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. This service is also available for parties and corporate events. Flexable pricing options available.
Have a big athletic event coming up? Schedule a pre-event sports massage up to 6 hours before your event help to warm up your muscles and get your blood and energy flowing. Schedule a post-event sports massage up to 6 hours after your event to assist your body in the cool down process.
Hosting an event? Hire me for your athletic event and make it a day to remember! I will bring a massage table and eveything I need. I can provide your athletes with 10-15 minute pre, inter, and post event massages, right on site, in-doors or out. On site sports massage has flexable pricing options, call to discuss.