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Let yourself be pampered, indulge
in a full body massage...


CIRCULATORY (SWEDISH) MASSAGE
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
SPORTS MASSAGE
PASSIVE JOINT MOBILIZATION





I usually combine a variety of massage modalities to create a unique experience for each client. I listen to your personal preferences and work with your body to gently release muscle tension, untie knots, banish stress and help you heal and rejuvenate. I encourage client feedback and will always alter my techniques to make the session as enjoyable, pleasurable and therapeutic as possible.

Massage is one of the oldest and most reliable forms of self-healing known to mankind. It is so ingrained in our unconscious that we automatically  grab and squeeze injuries to reduce pain, control inflammation, and promote healing. Massage performed by a trained professional in a relaxing soothing setting has even greater
benefits.



CIRCULATORY (SWEDISH) MASSAGE

Circulatory massage, often known as Swedish massage, is a full-body technique designed to stretch and relax the muscles and the assist the body's circulatory system. It works by applying moderate pressure in the direction of the heart followed by lighter strokes away from the heart.
This combination of expansive strokes of different intensities affect both the muscular and circulatory systems. It gently stretches the muscles and tendons and helps break up and release the body's connective tissue, enhancing flexibility and muscle tone as well as speeding healing and making the body more resistant to future injury.

As its name implies, it also has positive effects on the circulatory system. The lighter strokes away from the heart help move freshly oxygenated blood into the body's tissues, giving them the nourishment they need to do their job. The deeper strokes return blood to the heart and help flush the body's tissues of metabolic wastes.

Circulatory massage is a holistic technique which is simultaneously relaxing and invigorating, and leaves the recipient with a sense of overall well-being.


DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage stretches and lengthens the deeper muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the connective tissue (fascia) that binds muscles together. The hallmark of deep tissue work is slow, even strokes with more pressure applied to problem areas. Deep work is effective at relieving chronic muscle tensions and helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue.

Deep work is often performed using the forearm or elbow in addition to the hands and fingers. It can produce profound emotional release in the recipient, who may be unconsciously storing personal trauma in painful areas of his or her body. Deep tissue massage may result in significant physical and emotional breakthroughs.



SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports massage therapy frequently includes the use or one or more of the following techniques:
  • deep Swedish massage with its standard effleurage, petrissage, vibration and tapotement techniques.
  • compression massage with its rhythmic compression into muscles used to create a deep hyperemia and softening effect in the tissues. 
  • cross-fiber massage with general friction aimed at stretching and broadening large muscles or deep transverse friction applied to reduce adhesions and speed up the healing process.
  • trigger point therapy with specific finger or thumb pressure into trigger points in muscle and connective tissue, to reduce hypersensitivity, muscle spasms and pain and regain unrestricted movement.
  • lymphatic massage which stimulates the specialized drainage pathways to remove edemas and effusion.
Regular sports massage helps reduce the chance of injury, improves range of motion and flexibility resulting in improved power and performance, shortens recovery time between workouts, enhances elimination of metabolic by- products of exercise, maximizes nutrients and oxygen supply through increased blood flow.



PASSIVE JOINT MOBILIZATION

A great deal of pain in the muscle and joints derives from the way people keep certain muscles tense and contracted at all times, even when not necessary. This tension reduces blood flow through the muscles, impeding their capacity for healing, and can put excessive pressure on the skeletal system. Moreover, after years of holding one's body in a particular way, unconscious holding patterns become difficult to break.

Passive joint mobilization is a gentle form of bodywork in which the therapist gently pulls, rocks, and swings the recipient's limbs or torso to loosen the joints and relax the surrounding muscles. In addition to being a very enjoyable experience, passive joint mobilization is astonishingly therapeutic - it calms the nervous system and imparts a renewed sense of balance. I use passive joint mobilization as part of  my regular routines.


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