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 laypeople 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, 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.
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, comfortable environment. I received my training from Tracy Walton, and I am a member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). If you are unable to travel to my office, contact me about an outcall.
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, better sleep, and greater flexibility.
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 (2005). I have been trained to sense imbalances in the biofield. 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 sesson.
AromaTouch Essential Oils
AromaTouch Technique: Since ancient times, the pure oils from aromatic plants (essential oils) have been recognized as some of the most effective medicine known to mankind. This is a particular method for applying 20 different DoTerra® certified therapeutic grade essential oils along the entire length of the spine and on the feet in a series of slow, rhythmic, repetitive strokes. The AromaTouch Technique has been demonstrated to reduce stress, enhance immune response, reduce chronic inflammation, help achieve balance of the autonomic nervous system, and it feels wonderful. Clients report improvements in sleep, as well as a profound sense of relaxation and well-being.
The Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils used in this technique include spruce, rosewood, frankincense, blue tansy, lavender, melaleuca, wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary, cypress, marjoram, basil, grapefruit, wintergreen, camphor, blue chamomile, helichrysum, osmanthus, and peppermint. For more information, go to http://www.doterra.com/
For a session of AromaTouch Technique, book 45 minutes.