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Your Wellness Consultation begins at the Intake Process. A health history form is obtained from you, and we go over the form together to determine the best massage options for you. In some cases, massage may not be appropriate for you, or we may need to avoid to certain areas of the body for your well-being. This massage is all about you and giving your body some tools to help it heal.
The intake process may reveal that using an essential oil during the massage may be beneficial to you. I use only doTERRA essentials because they are certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. These are oils I can trust.
If you would like more information about how using an essential oil may be an alternative or complement to your health care protocol, I am happy to do that for you. Because I have most of the essential oils in my massage room, I can also provide you essential oil samples to take with you.
Finally, I can offer you a free bio-feedback body scan. The iTovi scanner reads your body systems and then provides a report of your scan results. More than that, the report gives you specific doTERRA oils and supplements that can help your body come into balance. If you are interested in this free scan, just ask!
Muscles are controlled by the nervous system. NRT is a highly effective modality that utilizes the nervous system to reset muscle tone to its healthy, relaxed condition. Clients can anticipate an 80-100% improvement in one session. Some clients experience a complete release from long-term pain and body dysfunction.
Cupping is a form of alternative medicine, dating back to ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Europe, and even the Americas. Special cups are placed on the skin to create suction in order to move stagnation, reduce inflammation, activate lymphatic drainage, and aid in circulation.
More specifically, Cupping lifts and stretches soft tissue (muscle, fascia/connective tissue), separates fused tissue layers, supports the lymphatic system to facilitate in detoxification, brings fresh blood to the area to improve circulation and hydration of tissue. Bones also respond well to treatment. The therapy is widely used for a more sustained relaxation of muscle tension and pain relief, to improve digestion and respiratory function, for relief of sinus pressure, for improvement in the appearance of cellulite, to firm and tone skin, reduce stretch marks, soften scar tissue, and much more!
In many cases, clients feel and look better instantly, and more optimal results are cumulative with repeated therapy. The effect on the nervous system is sedating; therefore, Cupping is widely used for high blood pressure conditions, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, chronic headache, neuralgia and rheumatism. Pain relief is quick, and long-term injuries and restrictions can release in one or a few treatments. Lymph drainage using Massage Cupping can greatly benefit pre- and post-operative conditions and may assist in the healing process.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as gliding, 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.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
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.
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.
Trigger Point Therapy, also referred to as Neuromuscular Therapy, is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair, which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
This session will teach a parent techniques to massage your own infant to enhance the parent/child bond. Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.