Every BODY is different. I work with each client to focus on their individual needs so as to create the session that is right for them on their appointment day. The modalities below are typically blended for each client, depending on their wants and needs for that session, to achieve optimum relief and restoration. I take a great interest in each of my clients’ everyday movements and body positioning to appropriately assess what may be causing their discomfort or pain and to alleviate it.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. It also increases the level of oxygen in the blood, improving circulation and flexibility while relieving tension.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow. Proponents also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. The action of the cups is to encourage the breakup and disposal of insterstitial debris within the body. This therapy can leave cupping marks but they do not hurt and will fade in about a week.
This light-touch cupping method draws inflammation out of the tissues which allows for increased blood flow to all soft tissue and it encourages toxins and other yucky stuff that has collected and gotten stuck in our bodies to be released via the lymphatic system. This is a great boost for the immune system.
A salt or sugar scrub is applied by hand and worked into the skin to encourage exfoliation. It is removed with a warm towel leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and even. By removing dead skin cell buildup, body scrubs allow your skin to absorb moisturizer better. Any moisturizer applied afterward will soak into the skin more thoroughly. It can also unclog pores and prevent ingrown hairs.
*This is offered as a stand-alone service OR in conjunction with a massage.
*See Body Scrub description
These sessions are your desired massage session length PLUS 30 minutes for the scrub.
Your scrub will be done in conjunction with your massage.
To know the person you care deeply for is receiving the same stress-reducing and muscle-relaxing experience as you can bring even more relaxation to your session. This is a unique gift you can share with your significant other ANY time of the year.
*Please contact me via text or email before booking a couple's massage as I have to coordinate with a fellow massage therapist in my office.
THIS IS AN OUT-CALL SERVICE
On-site chair massage helps reduce issues such as neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and stress or migraine headaches. By using acupressure points and a combination of sports and Chinese massage techniques, this massage treats the most common areas of tension and stress......the neck, back and shoulders.