Each massage is tailored to meet your individual needs. I use a variety of techniques to give you the best experience possible. I generally incorporate many modalities into each massage therapy session so you don't need to worry about choosing one.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue is a therapeutic massage that goes deeper into the tissues to relieve pain and tension. The amount of pressure is adjusted to your preference and tolerance. Usually we will focus on specific problem areas or injuries in order to thoroughly release them. Since we are going deep the strokes are very slow and deliberate. This takes extra time and it is not always possible to get to the entire body in one hour. I highly recommend a 90min or longer deep tissue massage session.
Thai massage is where yoga meets massage. It combines rhythmic pressing of pressure points with deep stretches. The therapist does all the stretching for you and you remain fully clothed. It is both relaxing and therapeutic.. Please wear comfortable stretchy pants. No oils or lotions are used and a Thai massage session takes 90 minutes.
Swedish massage is rhythmic and relaxing and uses light pressure. This is more of a pampering therapy to help melt away stress. Swedish massage also increases circulation and blood flow and helps to detox your body.
Sport massage is a vigorous, stimulating massage designed to improve performance and aid in muscle recovery. Alot of kneading and compression techniques are used.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial sacral therapy is designed to release restrictions in the flow of cerebral spinal fluid and balance the cranial rhythm. The bones in the head have a slight pulsing movement and using a very light touch we can unwind the restrictions. Cranial sacral therapy is very relaxing.
NMT is a very detailed, intense deep tissue modality used to help chronic pain and injuries.
Myofascial massage uses strokes intended to break up fascial adhesions in the tissues.
Structural Integration uses deep, slow strokes on specific muscle fibers in order to balance out the body's structure and bring it back into proper alignment. The strokes lengthen the fascia in the tissues to elongate short, tight muscles.
Reflexology uses pressure points in the feet to effect the entire body. There are energy pathways that link to the feet and map out the body. There are also many nerve endings in these areas that can effect the whole body. Get ready to enter a state of pure relaxation and bliss. This foot massage feels amazing. You remain fully clothed and a session can be 30 or 60 minutes.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are highly sensitive pressure points in the body that can refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger point therapy uses compression to release them. This can be very painful and I never do an entire massage with this technique. I will simply release these as I find them.
I am also certified in pregnancy massage and have special cushions to comfortably and safely allow pregnant women to enjoy massages.