Blending Swedish and deep tissue massage with Asian techniques for a gentle, healing experience. My balance of techniques are intended to remove blockages, balance your body's energies and allow you to experience greater freedom!
Swedish massage uses flowing strokes to relax tired and overworked muscles and help release toxins stored in the tissues.
Slow, deep strokes that follow the muscle fibers are used to release acute and chronic tension in the muscles, restoring them to a peak condition.
Heat combined with the healing properties of natural stones was used by many ancient cultures to relax the body and soothe the soul.
This massage has been described as facilitated Yoga. It uses slow stretching, with compression and point work to help bring your body to a normal, healthy balance.
Gua Sha is an East Asian medical technique used to remove blood stagnation that blocks the surface tissues impeding organ and immune function. For more information, visit http://www.guasha.com/
Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints. It directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It incorporates the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure,” is used to describe a general system of Japanese bodywork, with many sub-categories. Developed by Kiyoshi Kato of Osaka, Japan, Seitai Shiatsu incorporates circulatory type rubbing and friction strokes to promote the circulation of blood and lymph fluids. This is particularly useful to patients with degenerative diseases.
In a typical cupping session, glass cups are heated with a flame and placed over the specific areas to be treated. A vacuum is created which anchors the cup to the skin. This opens the skin’s pores, and helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, and draws out toxins. http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/abc/cupping.php