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Intuitive & Holistic Massage and Sports Therapy
  

Styles & Techniques

                              My Sessions are Usually a Combination of these Basic Techniques

Swedish -
 A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniqueson the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.

Deep Tissue - Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger  pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of the muscles, tendons, and fascia.  It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Trigger Point - (also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy) Applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain.

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Sports & Injury - Specific therapies focusing on muscle groups and systems relevant to a particular sport or athletic activity, to help enhance performance, 
increase flexibility & mobility, help with recovery from exertion, and aid the prevention of injury.  Can also include therapies to rehabilitate new or old injuries.

Passive Stretching - After warming up the muscles and connective tissue, stretches are performed without the assistance of the client.  Can help with increasing the flexibility and range-of-motion of various areas of the body.

Active Release Technique -  ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

                                                Miscellaneous Techniques

Lomi Lomi -
An ancient Hawaiian therapy done intuitively with clients using the hands, elbows, and forearms to apply long, gliding, full-body strokes, rhythmic movements, and pressure along the entire length of the body.

Thai Yoga - An ancient therapy that works to clear energy blockages and restore balance and harmony to the body.  The techniques combine typical "Western" practices with light stretching similar to that of yoga.  Also
known as "lazy man's yoga" and like yoga, Thai massage helps to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, while allowing the client to benefit from the relaxation and healing properties of massage.  Thai is usually performed on a Mat (rather than a table) whereby the therapist uses their own body weight and strength to position clients into yoga-like forms and stretches.

Hot Stone - A therapy using water-heated basalt lava stones that are placed at certain key points on the body as well as the use of stones as massaging tools on the muscles during the session.  The additional heat in the stones will penetrate and relax the muscles more deeply, allowing them to be worked with moreease and intensity than would be comfortable without them.

Reflexology - Pressure points in the hands and feet that are stimulated to help relieve
stress, fatigue, and dysfunction on various organs and body systems.

Energy Balancing - The body has 7 main energy centers called Chakras, a "Sanskrit" word meaning "wheel".  The Chakras are circular centers of spiraling energy and are located along the central plane of the body, beginning at the Root (or Perineum) and ending at the top of the Head.  These centers can be "Intuitively" adjusted and balanced to help keep the body's energy flowing more smoothly and freely.
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