Drawing from my many styles of massage, I strive to accommodate each person's needs. Whether the receiver is looking for serene relaxation, improved flexibility, or deep structural work, My diverse educational background allows me to customize treatments for optimal effectiveness. Massage and bodywork are necessary for preventing stress and illness in a person's life. I believe that the goal of wellness is attainable, and that receiving regular massage and bodywork allows individuals to heal harmoniously. My sessions can help with: lower back pain, tension from desk work, headaches, neck pain, TMJ syndrome, relaxing during pregnancy/recovery from giving birth, as well as injury prevention, and athletic optimization
DEEP TISSUE AND RELAXATION MASSAGE
An Ancient Science
Deep Tissue Massage employs slow and steady pressure to sooth and relax the muscles. It is is a corrective technique that "irons out" adhesions formed within the muscle fibers due to postural deviations and holding patterns that people develope over their lifetime. The slow, gradual pressure readies the body to accept deeper work thereby accelerating the healing process.
Relaxation Massage sessions focus soothing the nervous system, integrating techniques from Cranio-Sacral Therapy [CST], Shiatsu, and Swedish massage disciplines. The intent is to disengage from the body's "Fight or Flight" response.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai yoga bodywork is a more dynamic form of massage. It allows the receiver to be passively stretched while comfortably clothed on a mat on the floor. It is an ancient healing art proven to restore vitality and ensure relaxation. Thai bodywork assist in furthering the flexibility of the receiver with a series of stretches that flow like a dance. There are also elements of rocking, compression, and rhythmic tapping. Thai bodywork can be very transportable and casual.
PRE AND POST NATAL CARE
During and after pregnancy, the body undergoes dramatic changes to adapt to the new life growing inside. Many people experience sensations and tensions which can be uncomfortable.
The application of specialized side-lying massage techniques can reduce stress, help manage pain, and improve the quality of sleep. All of these areas can improve the quality of life for both the baby and parent.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Alicia, I want to thank you. I am 25 weeks pregnant and for a few weeks i was walking like i was 42 weeks pregnant. Not anymore since i was with you yesterday.
— Marieke K.