My signature massage service. Using a mind-body-spirit approach to wellness, each treatment is customized to the needs of the individual client. Utilizing techniques from Esalen ®, Swedish, Neuromuscular (including Trigger Point and Deep Tissue), Craniosacral, Reflexology, Amma Therapy, Positional Release, and Range of Motion, your massage will leave you feeling balanced and restored, from my heart through my hands. Your Integrative Massage may consist of the following modalities. Should you require a specialist we are happy to refer you to our preferred list of providers.
Esalen Massage is a flowing, nurturing full-body massage that treats the whole person rather than individual parts by tuning the mind and body together to create a sense of serenity and peace. Esalen massage is widely effective for clients seeking pain relief, energy release, or stress reduction.
Traditional European-style massage designed to promote relaxation, increase circulation, and relieve muscular tension
Neuromuscular/Trigger Point/Deep Tissue
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft-tissue manual therapy using quasi-static pressure.
Trigger Point Therapy
A method of NMT to relieve and eliminate hypersensitive areas in muscles, tendons, and fascia by the application of direct pressure for approximately 30 seconds. Usually, the trigger point is not in the area of pain, but pressure over the point will elicit pain in a referred area. Once the pain is reduced, massage is applied to restore circulation to the area and remove waste products.
Great for providing chronic pain relief by addressing pain in specific areas of the deeper layers of muscles. The primary aim is to break up adhesions (“knots”) in the muscle tissue and improve circulation and lymph flow to those areas in need of treatment. To get to these deeper layers, I will work more slowly, and use forearms, elbows, and fists, and may also use tools to get deeper pressure. Clients can expect a level of discomfort during a session; however, you should always inform the therapist if you are feeling pain during the treatment. You may feel some soreness after the massage, but within a few days you should notice the muscles are looser and you feel better.
One of the gentlest forms of bodywork, craniosacral therapy is also one of the most powerful. This holistic therapy is so gentle it can be used to treat newborn infants and the elderly. By feeling the rhythm of the craniosacral system, placing hands lightly on various areas of the body to best determine where the craniosacral rhythm is irregular or weak, I will then use a light touch (approximately 5 grams, the weight of a nickel) to release restrictions in the fascia around the craniosacral system. The benefits of treatment include reduction of stress, deep muscular relaxation, and an overall enhancement of health. A greater sense of calm, clarity, and connectedness are often experienced after a craniosacral session.
Similar to acupressure, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function by stimulating the body’s organs and relieving areas of congestion.
Meaning “push-pull,” Amma is a specialized form of bodywork therapy that combines deep, therapeutic, circular digital pressure and acupressure point stimulation with Chinese medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system.
Positional Release Therapy
PRT is a specialized technique focusing on treating protective muscle spasm in the body. Finding a tender point in the body (muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints) the client’s body or body part is then moved towards the position of greatest comfort. Once in this position of comfort, the point should no longer be tender. This precise position is held for a minimum of 90 seconds but can be held for several minutes. Once the release is complete, there will be a sense of lengthening and relaxation in the tissues. Once the release is felt, the client is slowly taken out of the position of comfort and the tissues should be relaxed.
Range of Motion
A variety of methods used to improve the client’s range of motion, including PNF Stretching, Thai, Trager, and traditional stretching and range of motion exercises.
The Detox Dry Brushing Method is a quick and easy technique with amazing health benefits. This simple, routine invigorates all the major systems of the body including the lymph, circulatory, nervous and digestive, as well as, stimulates all the major organs. Please allow for an additional 10 minutes to therapy treatment time. $10
Your choice of scented essential oils added to your treatment lubricant. $10
Hot Stone Treatment
The healing power of heat is combined with massage techniques enhancing relaxation and circulation. Tension melts away as hot stones are used over the entire body, radiating deep into tight muscles and bringing your body into a state of deep relaxation.
Lavender Salt Scrub
A luxurious salt emulsified cream is applied to exfoliate the entire body. Warm lavender-scented towels are then used to remove excess salt and followed by a full-body application of lavender body butter to leave the skin feeling soft and revitalized.
Whether you are in need of a quick pick-me-up or needing some quick relaxation, a chair massage may be just the thing you need. Chair massage is a style of seated massage performed in a specially designed chair, and focuses on the back, shoulder, neck, and arms.
Corporate Chair Massage
Enhance the performance and health of your company’s important asset – its employees. Studies have proven that chair massage in the workplace increases employee productivity, decreases stress, and improves concentration and moral. On-site massage does not require a private room and can be offered at the workstation. The massage therapist uses a special chair designed for massage in the workplace. The length of the session is 10-15 minutes, the length of a typical work break. During the massage, the recipient is seated and fully clothed. Please call for a quote 423.361.0545