Relax and rejuvenate with a therapeutic combination of long, gentle strokes ideal for increased circulation and blood flow. This type of massage manipulates soft tissue, flowing toward the heart to aide in deeper relaxation, improved circulation and reduced swelling. Great for overall well-being and increased immunity.
This specialized technique allows for deeper tissue connection, and breaks up scar tissue adhesions, and tense muscular “knots”. It can be very therapeutic, allowing for a thorough experience of tension release and relaxation into the natural structure of the body.
Though it is difficult to articulate, energy flows inside of us. I incorporate energy healing into each massage session, usually without words, but with clear intention. It is a simple technique that allows for total relaxation in the moment, and welcomes peace and ease into the massage session and out into daily life.
This technique combines a variety of modalities, creating an overall complete experience of therapeutic massage. I combine Swedish, Energy Balancing, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Reflexology into an integrated session.
Connective Tissue Therapy
A combination of Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy, this technique can be slow and deep, allowing for natural tissue response. It can be an especially transformative and deeply healing modality.
Massage has many benefits for people who are aging. The NIH recognizes Massage Therapy as a Complementary Alternative Medicine stating the goal of the therapy is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and
oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain. In addition, massage can be deeply relaxing and help with lethargy and depression that can sometimes present during major life changes.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful modality for creating a relaxing environment, reducing stress and tension, elevating the mood, and increasing general well being. Therapeutic grade, all natural oils are used in combination with other treatments to address the needs of each individual client. Individual oil blends can be made upon request.
Reflexology promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing of the entire body, contacting separate body systems and organs individually. Sore, tired and achy feet will love a gift of a reflexology massage session.
The experience of pregnancy and motherhood is incredibly precious and both mom and baby benefit from regular pre- and post-natal massage! If appropriate, special oil blends can be mixed to provide greater relaxation and comfort during this special time. Treat yourself or someone you love to a series today.
Seated Chair Massage
Seated Chair Massage is a great for first time massage clients, those who are not comfortable lying down, or anyone who is pressed for time as sessions can be shorter in length. Rates differ for chair sessions, so please contact Melissa.