Massage Offerings

"Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well-being.” ~Renee Peterson Trudeau

 
 
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Therapeutic Massage

Each therapeutic session is tailored to your specific needs, combining several massage techniques for the most effective massage. A brief but detailed interview, as well as postural assessments, will help to identify which areas of the body to focus the massage. The session will begin with lighter flowing strokes and as your body relaxes, deeper pressure and therapeutic work will address specific areas of tension. Effective Myofascial release techniques help to alleviate muscle imbalances, relieving pain and improving postural issues. Therapeutic sessions focus on one to four areas, with integrative relaxation strokes for the whole body. Beneficial stretches recommended afterwards. 60 minutes per session, organic healing massage oils included. 90 minute sessions available upon request.

 
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Craniosacral Therapy

This very gentle but profound therapy works with the body to release patterns of imbalance. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) promotes unwinding within the connective tissue to release underlying causes of tension, pain, and postural issues. CST can also relieve tension within the skull bones and jaw. To begin the session, your head is lightly held to tune into the rhythm of your cerebro-spinal fluid. Using your body's guidance, specific areas are then gently contacted to facilitate their release. Clients often remark that they feel very relaxed both during and after the session, with a sense of well-being similar to meditation. Effective for many conditions including chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune conditions. Appropriate for anyone that has experienced trauma or who needs extra gentle work, beneficial for everyone. Please wear loose or stretchy comfortable clothing. 60 minutes per session.

 
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Swedish Relaxation

Proven benefits of relaxation massage include releasing muscle tension, improving circulation, increasing joint flexibility, reducing stress, improving posture, and reducing blood pressure. Massage also promotes better sleep, reduces anxiety, and creates an increased sense of well-being. In a Swedish relaxation massage, your session will begin with lighter, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually increase to specific areas. This is a lighter pressure massage with more integrative, flowing strokes to reduce stress and relax the whole body. Please indicate during the interview if you would like to include Craniosacral Therapy as part of your relaxation massage. 60 minutes per session, organic healing massage oils included.

 
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TMJ Protocol

Support for those that suffer from Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain of the jaw. This massage protocol is very effective, as proven by a recent research project by integrative health practitioners. The protocol combines several massage modalities including 30 minutes of Swedish and therapeutic work to relax the upper body, 20 minutes of Craniosacral Therapy for the head and jaw, as well as 10 minutes of intra-oral work. Optional gentle massage inside of the mouth helps to release the jaw muscles using two fingers (with gloves). Experience the benefits of this profound protocol through specific therapeutic work. For the most effective results, please plan on scheduling weekly massage for at least 3, 60 minute sessions (at a reduced rate). Organic healing massage oils are included in the Swedish massage.