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Breathe deeply and de-stress while receiving your Swedish Massage. It is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as 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.
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.
Raindrop Technique includes the application of at least nine different pure essential oils in "rain-like" droplets onto the body. The oils used are of the highest quality and include antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Once the oils are applied, a variety of massage techniques are used to deepen the effect. Hot towels are used to infuse the oils into the spine and muscles tissues. Once the oil application is complete a customized massage is performed. A wonderful sense of well-being, spinal lengthening and feeling of refreshment follows treatment.
Connect to your body, mind and spirit with these ancient modalities of bodywork. Reiki, Acupressure or Chakra Balancing can help you on your pathway to deep relaxation, self awareness and healing. May be combined with therapeutic massage also.
Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Experience the profound elements of fire and earth with a sacred hot stone massage. The heat of the stones are grounding and deeply relaxing taking you to a place of serenity, peacefulness and bliss. The hot stones are used to penetrate tight muscles by being placed on your body while you receive strokes with specially gathered and prepared natural stones.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Beginning with a sacred herb smudge, enter a prayerful, deep state of tranquility, connectedness and energetic cleansing. Receive a full body massage with a specially prepared sage massage oil, and enjoy beautiful drumming or flute music as your spirit peacefully awakens.
Couples massage is a delightful way to honor relationships. 2 clients+2 therapists=a great massage experience. Consider purchasing a gift certificate for wedding parties, anniversaries, girls night out and more. This makes an awesome holiday gift too. We offer Couples Massage in both Woodbury and Middlebury offices. Click on "Couples Massage" on the home page for more information.
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.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
End of life transitions can be a healing and "letting go" journey for nursing home and at-home hospice patients. I am fully trained in the ideology of hospice and have worked using comforting touch with people suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's, cancers and other terminal illnesses. It is an honor when these people allow the massage therapist to be part of their dying process. Patient's loneliness and fear slip away even if only for a while. I am humbled and grateful to all the patients I have had an opportunity to "be"with. I am available to travel to nursing homes, hospitals and private homes up to a 20 mile distance for no additional charge.
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 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.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using pure essential oils to help heal mental, emotional and physical issues and to increase wellness using botanicals. Incorporating essential oils into a massage is a complex and powerful experience. You may request certain aromas that may appeal to you or we may suggest something that appears to be helpful for your particular situation. Many different oils may be used in a session with the clients input. Aromatherapy may also be used diffused inbto the air during a session.