Formally trained as a Therapeutic Swedish Massage Therapist, I have additional training and skill in the following other areas and may incorporate some of these in your therapeutic massage session:
Reiki, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Polarity Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Aston Patterning, Tragger, Sports Massage, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Massage, Reflexology and much more.
In addition I may use any of the following techniques and procedures listed below:
Massage Cupping is a tradition, time-honored treatment that is favored by millions of people worldwide because it is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders.
In this type of therapy, specialized suction cups are used on strategic points on the body to gently loosen tight, knotted muscles. The negative pressure that is created through the suction cups lifts, releases and separates the connective tissues, breaks up old scar tissue and drains stagnation in the muscles, while increasing blood and lymph flow throughout the body in ways not possible using compression.
Varied techniques use both stationary and moving cups. The pulling action of the cups engages the parasympahetic nervous system thus allowing a deep sense of relaxation to move throughout the entire body. People are often surprised at how relaxed, warm, and light they feel for hours, sometimes even days afterwards. Cupping intensifies the therapeutic aspects of current treatments and is a subtle, yet very powerful addition to a massage.
The use of sound as a healing modality dates back to prehistoric times, when shaman chanted and drummed to heal people. In the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Greece, India, Egypt and other centers of knowledge, the use of sound and music for healing was a highly developed sacred science. Sonic vibration was known to be the fundamental creative force in the universe.
The basic principle of Sound Healing is that of resonance; every object is in a state of vibration and therefore creates sound. This includes the various parts of our body, such as our organs, muscles, bones, etc. If these parts of our body are vibrating at their normal, healthy frequency, we call this state "health". If a portion of our body begins to vibrate at a frequency which is not harmonious to us, we call this "disease". It is possible to use sound to project the correct resonant frequency of that part of the body which is vibrating out of harmony back into the body, causing it to return to its natural frequency and return to a state of health.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. During a massage I use only medical grade essential oils for therapeutic application. I use a number of different blends to complement your massage and further enhance relaxation or provide pain relief and speed musle healing. I may, also, draw, upon Aroma Acupoint Therapy during your session to move internal Qi and provide additional benefit.
Welcome to the most cutting-edge manual bodywork technique - Neural Reset Therapy (or NRT). It's an unbelievably effective way to manipulate the nervous system to cause a "resetting" in a tight muscle so it can return to it's original, healthy tonus in just minutes thereby alleviating pain, increasing circulation and improving range of motion.
The work is done with client partcipation while laying on a massage table. It is quick and comfortable and is occasionally woven into the massage when there is need to quickly relax a muscle. Pain relief comes in seconds with no deep pressure required.
Although NRT is based on basic laws of anatomy and neurology it feels like magic. If you have muscular pain or tightness you'll be amazed by this fun and easy approach to pain relief!
"The only way to know a person or anything else in the so-called external world, is through feeling your body. The whole cosmos is experiences as sensations in the body. "
- from Living This Moment, Sutras for Instant Enlightenment