Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese bodywork. It is Chinese medical massage. It can be used to treat a variety of issues including stress, migraines, reproductive disorders like menopause and pms, injuries and structural disorders, oncology, digestive disorders, geriatrics, and respiratory disorders - just to name a few. It is usually done over the clothes so it is best to wear something comfortable to the session.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese style of bodywork done on the abdomen focusing on the navel (the gate of the soul) and the emotions connected with each organ. It is done over the clothes incorporating bodywork, sounds, and intentions. It is very helpful for people ready to make changes in their lives.
The energy work I do is based in Qi Gong external healing methods. Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine. It creates localized suction on the skin in order to mobilize and promote blood flow to the area to aid in healing. It also works like a deep tissue technique except instead of applying the pressure to the body inwardly as with fingers or an elbow, the pressure is applied outwardly through suction. It can be helpful for musculoskeletal disorders (especially in the back, neck, and shoulders), stagnation of any kind, respiratory issues, and gynecological issues, just to name a few. It is performed by heating the air inside the glass cup and then placing it directly on the body creating a vacuum seal on the skin. It is usually done over denser tissue, over acupressure points, and energy meridians. It is incorporated into your regular massage experience.