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 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.
Dr. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy uses fluid movements that aim to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, post surgery recovery, reduction of swelling and discomfort, and strengthening resistance to illness. It is a potent way to cleanse the body's tissues of harmful substances that have entered the body.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet 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. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. It is an excellent way to manage stress on a regular basis. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes gentle hand placements on the body to work with one's energy. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Thai massage involves being moved in different positions similar to yoga. It is performed on a Thai padded mat on the floor using hands, knees, legs, and feet to move the recipient into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. While no oil or lotion is applied, one should wear loose, comfortable active wear that allows for movement during the session. A single Thai massage session will invigorate, energize and help release stress, relieve pain, and help one function more effectively at work and home.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension. The massage is performed with the recipient seated on a specialized ergonomic massage chair. There is no disrobing nor use of oils or lotions. The focus is on the neck, shoulders and back. This seated massage is a 15 minute session convenient enough to fit into a busy schedule.