I use only unscented pure olive, coconut oils, cocoa and shea butters.
Complimentary hot towel service and essential oils by request.
Ashiatsu massage is a barefoot massage technique using deep, broad, consistent and gliding pressure over the entire body. Using bars on the ceiling for balance, support and client safety - the therapist utilizes their feet instead of hands. Working with gravity instead of against it, allows the therapist's body weight to give you a slow, relaxing yet very deep massage without causing pain or discomfort to themselves or the receiving client. Cream or oil is applied to the client's body making this deep therapeutic massage fluid and relaxing.
I tend to incorporate Thai massage style stretching if needed to further assist the effectiveness of this modality.
Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by melting away muscle tension by rubbing the muscles with light to medium pressure in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. It can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and flexibility. It is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body. Hot Stones make a wonderful addition to this relaxing modality.
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes with medium to firm pressure to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. using strategic strokes to increase circulation, release muscle tension and remove lactic acid.
Cupping and gua sha are great to add to this modality to further assist in breaking up scar tissue and increase blood circulation to relieve muscle tension and chronic pain.
Thai massage uses ancient stretching and massage techniques to leave you feeling free and relaxed. Ashi-Thai is a series of rhythmic compression-over-clothing movements while providing a continuous hypnotic & lymphatic flow of energy to the body. This massage combines Ashiatsu and Thai massage techniques and can be done with no oil, fully clothed and on a massage table. Wonderful for those that prefer to not get undress and/or desire deep stretching and compression massage.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
The best and safest position for a pregnant woman during massage is side-lying. Tables that provide a hole may not be reliable and can still apply pressure to the abdomen or allow the abdomen to dangle, causing uncomfortable stretching of the uterine ligaments.
A combination of Swedish massage and gentle stretching of the shoulder girdle and hips aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through light to medium pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body and addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.
Can't choose? No worries, we can create a custom session combining any of these services to fit your needs. Just choose a service that is close to what you want and we'll figure out together what is the best course of action for you!
*Exceptions may apply to prenatal clients and those with health conditions.
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