Some types of Massage Therapy and Bodywork that I do:
Swedish - A Swedish-style massage is relaxing. It increases circulation, which in turn relaxes muscle spasms, relieves tension, improves muscle tone, eases pain and more! Very relaxing and improves your sense of well-being.
Zen Shiatsu - Zen Shiatsu is a form of acupressure massage that provides touch and energy balancing. Shiatsu treats the meridian pathways within the body that channel chi energy. The massage helps balance energy on all levels and clients relax and receive a therapeutic musculoskeletal treatment. Shiatsu is done while the client wears loose-fitting clothes.
Myofascial Therapy - With Myofascial Therapy, I focus my work on parts of your body that are tight and holding tension. I work on the direction of the muscle fibers to help loosen adhesions, will show you stretches to improve posture and range of motion and help restore balance to your whole body.
Deep Tissue - Deep Tissue does not mean painful and you should not be sore the next day. I go deeper into the soft tissues, loosening and melting down into the muscles and fascia very slowly. Deep Tissue helps decrease pain, breaks up adhesions, increases range of motion of joints and increases energy.
Acupressure - Acupressure is thumb or finger pressure at specific points on the body, called acupoints. Pressing on these points stimulates chi (energy) flow along the meridian lines in the body, which in turn improves organ function, system imbalances and overall health.
Trigger Point Therapy - This involves massaging on knots in the muscles to relieve pain and tightness either at the site of the knot (also called adhesion) or referred pain elsewhere in the body. For instance, adhesions in the calf can be worked on to relieve foot pain.
Lymphatic Massage - The lymphatic massage I do is more rigorous. It is performed to help the body eliminate toxins that have accumulated throughout the body. Client will fast for 12 hours prior to massage, drinking lots of water. It is a great way to cleanse the body during the change in seasons and helps prevent colds.
Foot Reflexology - Slow, deep work on the feet. Thousands of nerves end in our feet and different parts of the feet correspond or "reflex" to other body parts so by massaging the feet, we relax the rest of the body.
Face, Scalp and Jaw Massage - Usually we only self-massage these areas when we're stressed or have a headache. During this session, I focus on the whole head and slowly and firmly massage away tightness. We don't realize that we hold a lot of tension in our jaws.
Joint Mobilization - A joint mobilization session helps improve the joints' ranges of motion. It decreases adhesions, increases blood flow to the joints which helps heal and repair damaged tissue, eases pain and is very relaxing.