Through a use of traditional massage strokes and techniques, a person is able to reach a state of deep relaxation. In a culture that encourages a go-go-go lifestyle, allowing your body to feel and understand what it is to completely relax is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself. It also provides your body with the nurturing it needs to better tap it’s power to heal.
Deep Tissue massage uses strokes and techniques from Swedish massage and Neuromuscular Therapy. You can expect pressure to be firm, gradual increase in depth, and focused to help release chronic muscle tension or knots. I also like to combine strain-counter strain techniques to make this work virtually pain free, yet highly effective.
Hot Stone Massage
I use hot stones as an extension of my hands. The combination of deep heat from basalt stones and massage techniques can melt away the knots of tension in your muscles and providing a relaxing experience.
Oncology Sensitive Massage
Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage. Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) works with your cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It involves a very light touch, usually no more than the weight of a nickel, to improve the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. By improving the flow and clearing blocked areas, the cerebrospinal fluid can flow correctly allowing body systems to function more efficiently. CST can be a full body treatment with the client fully clothed or it can be worked into a regular massage session.
Research has proven CST to be effective treatment for:
Migraines and Headaches, Chronic and Acute Pain, Neck and Back Pain, Motor-Coordination Impairments, Stress and Tension-Related Problems, Central Nervous System Disorders, Emotional Difficulties, TMJ, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (MLD) is a massage technique that is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph. Our Lymph System plays a major role in immunity, waste removal at a cellular level and assists with bringing nutrients and oxygen to cells. MLD therapy consists of light manual pressure, and rhythmic movement and sequencing over the areas of the lymph system. MLD has been shown to reduce swelling, promote tissue cleansing, detoxing and stimulate the immune system
Developed by massage therapist, Mary Kathleen Rose, Comfort Touch massage that gives special consideration to the physical and emotional needs of the elderly and ill. Its primary intention is to provide comfort through techniques that promote deep relaxation and relief from pain. Comfort Touch can be a full body treatment with the client fully clothed or it can be worked into a regular massage session. While Comfort Touch was designed to work with the elderly and those living with serious/terminal illness, everyone really enjoys it. Animals also love it!