Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as Trigger Point Release Therapy. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. Reiki can be received by itself, or combined with any other massage service provided.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into. I am also careful to address any extra special needs for individuals participating in active radiation & chemotherapy, while also being mindful of ports, lymphedema, biopsy sites, and scar tissue.
Thai massage is done on a large mat on the floor while fully clothed. It consists of full body stretching & compression, and is especially fantastic for relieving low back, hip, and leg discomfort. Thai Massage has also been know to be more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy, and is great for opening up blocked energy channels in the body. Some refer to it as Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. A single Thai massage session can help you release pain & stress, while also helping you to function more effectively at work and home.
Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian word for "massage", and it is part of a larger native Hawaiian tradition of Healing and natural body care. According to Hawaiian tradition, all living beings are seeking a state of balance and love in the world. During a Lomi Lomi session, therefore, I focus on not only relaxing your body through gentle touch, but also reviving your spirit and filling your body with the energy of love.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.