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Swedish Relaxation Massage
A deeply relaxing massage that incorporates long slow strokes, compression, friction, vibration and petrissage. This massage induces the body into a state of relaxation, decreases stress, and relieves muscle tension while stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow. Pressure may be light to extra firm, but the techniques that make this massage so effective at relaxation are the same.
Deep Tissue Massage
Working with deep layers of tissue - not just deep pressure - this type of massage targets specific muscles or muscle groups to rectify the root cause of pain. Deep tissue work is designed to deliver long-term relief of chronic tension, increase range of motion, facilitate injury rehabilitation and help the body heal from repetitive strain injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area in muscle tissue that causes chronic local or referred pain, muscle weakness, decreased flexibility or muscle spasms. This type of massage uses compression, manual massage or stretching to help relieve chronic muscle tension, migraines, tension headaches and repetitive motion strain. Because the massage addresses painful areas in muscle tissue, it can be uncomfortable, therefore this type of massage requires more communication between therapist and client. I work with you to find the pressure that is both therapeutic and tolerable. To be most effective, this therapy requires a commitment to an ongoing treatment plan.
This type of massage is designed to release restrictions in connective tissue (fascia) throughout the body, leaving tissues softer and more pliable with greater mobility.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.