Therapeutic/Trigger Point Work
Therapeutic/Trigger Point Massage is a style of bodywork that focuses on finding particular muscles and muscle groups that are tight, in spasm, or otherwise dysfunctional, and restoring them to normal function through the application of specific massage. Sometimes these "problem" muscles have what people call "knots" in them. Some of these knots are more accurately called "trigger points" - tender areas of tension that occur in the belly of the muscle tissue and refer sensation elsewhere in the body. These knots are built up throughout a person’s life due to overuse, repetitive motions, injury, or physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to relax tight muscles, release your trigger points, and relieve your pain. Communication between client and therapist is essential during therapeutic massage and trigger point therapy, because this process can be uncomfortable at times. However, the effects are long-lasting and profoundly transformative.
The word "Niasziih" can be loosely translated to "vessel of healing". In our busy modern lives, real contact (presence) is a rare thing. In a Niasziih healing session, the practitioner makes contact with the client in a way that allows old patterns and beliefs to reveal themselves at the client's own pace. The client and practitioner may then work together to transform these beliefs, changing perception in creative and sometimes imaginative ways. A Niasziih session is not massage, and although there is usually some physical contact as the practitioner "tracks" the memories or blockages that reside in the client's body, it is typical for the client to remain clothed.
Here in the western world, we tend to think of our bodies as being contained within our skin, but eastern thought has long understood that we extend beyond this boundary. We each have a bioenergetic field that surrounds our physical body. When this field is in balance, we are able to use all the energy available to us from the universal field.
I work intuitively, and I am also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. Using very light touch or hands above the physical body, I smooth, balance, and calm the energy field. My clients report feelings of deep relaxation and peacefulness, renewed energy, heightened focus, faster wound healing, and and pain relief.
Energy work is performed while the client is clothed, and can be scheduled as a 30, 60, or 90 minute session.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients and people with cancer histories have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is safe and beneficial to their health. I focus on creating a gentle, nurturing, and comfortable environment. I received my training from Tracy Walton, and I am a member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).