Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish or relaxation massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation. Research suggests that massage causes feelings of relaxation by reducing the amount of cortisol in the body, and encouraging the brain to release the “feel-good hormones” aka, serotonin and dopamine.
Using slow strokes we will target the deeper layers of muscle tissues and fascia; which is the protective layer covering muscles and joints. Muscle tension can cause adhesions that are bands of tissue that feel like "knots." Using deep pressure to massage these adhesions can help to “break them up” and relieve pain and tension in that area of the body. It is not uncommon for the Therapist to use elbow, forearm or knuckles to be able to apply firmer pressure. After stimulating muscles that you may not usually use, you might experience muscle soreness.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body. This technique assists the lymphatic system in working more efficiently. Healthy lymph is a clear, watery-looking fluid that flows throughout lymph vessels in the body into lymph nodes, which filters out the waste and debris from the system. It is a gentle technique with light, circular, and sweeping motions which will then stimulate and mobilize the lymph vessels. All can benefit from lymphatic massage but it is specially beneficial after cosmetic surgery.
Pregnancy is a joyful time but also brings many changes for a woman’s body. Some of these changes can be stressful and painful. One of the best ways to ease pain and relieve stress is with a prenatal massage. Prenatal Massage requires different techniques and side lying positions to ensure the safety of mother and baby. It is important for the Mother to consult with their doctor before receiving a Prenatal Massage. Studies show that women who received massages reported decreased depression, anxiety, leg and back pain. Mothers also had shorter and smoother birthing experiences.
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My mission is for you to relax, renew and revive your body! I take pride in providing personalized sessions which offer benefits such as pain relief, joint mobility and flexibility, increased energy and deep relaxation. A massage is an enjoyable and powerful tool in maintaining and improving your body and mental state. Looking forward to seeing you and providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to renew the body and nurture your spirit. Modalities include swedish or relaxation, deep tissue, lymphatic, pediatric and prenatal massages.
"Massage is not just a luxury. It’s a way to a healthier, happier life."