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Therapeutic Massage

 

This simply means that I evaluate the needs of the client and determine what type or types of massage are indicated. These can include one or more of the following:

  • Swedish Massage - I will use firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. It is best known for it's smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. The pressure used can range from light to firm. Generally, when someone asks for a relaxing massage, this is the type of massage they will receive. This is what I use to warm up the tissue and get the muscles ready for the deep stuff.

  • Deep tissue - This type of massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused massage as we work to release chronic muscle tension or knots. Deep tissue is usually done very slowly. The slower the movement, the more it penetrates to the deeper muscles. Deep tissue does not have to be painful. Some may feel some discomfort, but with good communication between us, it can be an effective treatment without being very painful.

  • Trigger point - This therapy is a techniqe that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are areas of tenderness in a muscle. There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body. Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age. The pain caused by trigger points may be the biggest cause of disability and loss of time in the workplace. Trigger point therapy is almost always integrated with other massage modalities. Muscles will be warmed up for several minutes before attempting any type of trigger point. Trigger point can be painful, but most people describe it as a "good pain". Clients are told that on a scale of 1-10, the pain should never be more than a 7. Most clients who have chronic pain and receive trigger point therapy, claim that it is miraculous.

  • Stretching - This is implemented during a regular massage. Using gentle stretching can help loosen tight muscles and tendons, relieve joints, and help finish off the benefits of deep tissue and trigger point.

  • Hot/cold treatment -  Also called contrast therapy. This therapy is effective on chronic pain and is a great tool for the therapist to use during the massage and the client to use on their own. Contrast therapy is believed to work because heat expands, cold contracts. In very simple terms, the brain is momentarily distracted away from sending or receiving pain messages through the use of contrasting temperatures. It is applied cold, hot, cold, hot, cold. It must begin and end with cold. Each rotation is 5 minutes in length only. The time is key for it to be the most effective.

  • Reflexology - The practice of massaging or pressing on parts of the feet with the goal of encouraging beneficial effects on other parts of the body or to improve overall health.

  • Cupping - Therapeutic massage cupping is a pleasant and gentle, non-invasive technique that achieves powerful results. This therapy is done by using specialized cups that create a suction on the skin and tissue. It can range from very light to very deep. It is wonderful for pulling toxins to the surface and loosening fascia, the connective tissue between skin and muscle. Cupping is very effective for a multitude of conditions such as: fibromyalgia, cellulite, asthma, Parkinson's Disease, chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, scars and adhesions, muscular aches and many many more. Cupping is usually integrated with a regular massage and can be used on the whole body or used on areas of chronic pain only. It is a versatile tool that greatly adds to the massage benefits.

  • Guasha - Utilizes a scraping technique to break up the lactic acid surrounding tight muscles.

 

Lymphatic Flow Therapy -With the use of several essential oils and certain massage techniques, this therapy is designed to open the lymphatic system, allowing the body and all systems to spontaneously detox. 

Energy Healing

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I became a Reiki Master in 2007 and use this in my energy healing sessions. Reiki is a very gentle, non-invasive form of energy work. The development of Reiki is attributed to a Japanese Buddhist name Mikai Usui (1865-1926). Reiki is based on the idea that there is life force energy that can be encouraged to flow. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words. Reiki means "God's Wisdom" and Ki (known as "Chi" in Chinese) is life-force energy.

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy

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Suggestive Hypnotherapy - This is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians make suggestions to individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus theri minds. Although hypnosis has been controversial, most clinicians agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking. (Definition as given by the American Psychological Association).

 

*  Changing habits/behaviors

*  Sports Performance

*  Help with sleep

*  Anxiety

*  Pain

*  Motivation

*  Food cravings

*  Weight

  

Regressive Hypnotherapy -This type of hynotherapy can regress you to an earlier age, or if your beliefs allow, to an earlier life, to aid in memory recall. This can be beneficial in dealing with current problems because it can bring an understanding that may now be buried deep in the subconscious mind. An example of this: I have been battling my weight for the past twenty years. I eat healthy and exercise and it is still a continual struggle, even gaining at times for no reason. Through regressive hypnosis I was able to go back to the age of eleven and pull out a memory I had no idea was there. A woman had been telling my mom that if she did not get me on a diet I would end up fat. (I was not fat, I was 92 pounds). Apparently, that got buried so deep that it was affecting me even though I did not remember this. I've talked to my mom and neither of us can remember who that was, but it obviously stayed with me. 

Therapeutic Massages​

30 minutes - $40.00

45 minutes - $55.00

60 minutes - $65.00

75 minutes - $75.00

90 minutes - $90.00

120 minutes - $120.00

Packages

Mini Package (3 hrs) - $185.00

Full Package (6 hrs) - $350.00

Packages have a two-year expiration from date of purchase. They are transferrable, can be gifted, and can be used in any increment of time. Packages are non-refundable. Because of differences in pricing, some services are excluded from the massage packages.

 

Lymphatic Flow Therapy

     (Not Included in Massage Package)

60 minutes - $70.00

75 minutes - $80.00

90 minutes - $95.00

Hypnotherapy

Suggestive Therapy - $150.00

Regressive Therapy - $200.00

Other Services

Big-Time Detox - $150.00

(10 minute vibrating platform, 90 minute lymphatic flow, Ionic foot detox)

Reflexology - 30 minutes - $40.00

Vibrational Energy Healing - $65.00

Ear Candling - 2 per ear - $65.00

I use only organic coconut oil or organic grape seed oil and

Young Living essential oils.