I use a variety of massage modalities to customize each massage. My emphasis is on listening to the needs of each individual client and creating a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired outcome. My goal is to ensure that you emerge from the massage feeling relaxed, strong, and vibrant.
This is a unique and wonderfully grounding experience. Heated basalt stones combined with smooth, firm pressure facilitate deep relaxation and healing. Tension is melted, pain is decreased, and the immune system is strengthened.
During this time of change and adjustment, massage is so beneficial and nurturing. The many discomforts that arise during pregnancy can be reduced as well as enhancing the physical and emotional well-being of mother and baby.
This classic massage incorporates slow, gliding strokes to allow your body and mind to relax while releasing muscle tension and stress, and improving circulation.
Immerse your tired feet in a warm bath infused with a therapeutic blend of essential oils created to either relax or invigorate your feet. Next, your feet are treated to an exfoliating salt scrub, followed by a 45 minute Reflexology session. This treatment focuses on pressure points on the feet and hands to balance, cleanse, and strengthen your body.
Medical MVA Massage
A focused treatment plan for those who are recovering from a Moter Vehicle Accident or Worker's comp. injury. Emphasis is on decreasing pain, improving range of motion, and aiding rehabilitaion. A prescription is required and the insurance company will be billed so there is no out of pocket expense for the client.
This is a mobile massage, using a specially designed chair which can be set up anywhere, making it perfect for parties, meetings, or office settings. Treatments are usually 10-20 minutes and focused on specific areas such as shoulders or neck, and clients are fully clothed.
Traditional Thai Massage
This is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines compression, stretching, rocking, traction, percussion, and range of motion to clear energy blockages, relieve tension and pain, and increase mobility. The practitioner uses thumbs, hands, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet to loosen tight joints, stretch muscles and tendons, and balance energy. The overall effect is relaxing as well and invigorating. No oils or lotions are used, the session is done on a comfortable mat on the floor, and the client remains fully clothed (please wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy stretching).
A gentle, nurturing massage for those who are in the stages of dying. It may take the form of a light foot or scalp massage or other supportive touch to help ease pain and emotional distress, anxiety, depression and fear, allowing the client to feel cared for and more at peace. This would be done in the client's home, hospice or hospital.
Invigorating and detoxifying- your senses are stimulated by a customized aromatherapy blend and your skin is refreshed. You emerge from this treatment glowing!
This is a form of traditional medicine which has been used for centuries to promote well-being by boosting the immune system, improving Qi flow, and moving stagnant blood and lymph. It is also effective in breaking up adhesions/ tension in the muscles and connective tissue, decreasing pain, and increasing mobility and healing. Fire is used to create a vacuum inside glass cups, enabling the cup to pull up the tissue and release negative holding patterns. This treatment can be done on it's own or added on to a massage.
Gua Sha (or Scraping)
A traditional treatment used in Eastern medicine to release unhealthy elements from injured or sore areas and stimulate blood flow, increased mobility, and healing. Coconut oil is applied to the skin, then the smooth edge of a ceramic soup spoon is firmly "scraped" over the muscles. Inflammation and toxins are brought to the surface and released and tension/adhesions are diminished, facilitating healing of the area. This treatment is best incorporated into a massage.