Each session is personalized to your unique needs after discussing your concerns and expectations prior to each session. Communication is key to getting the best possible massage for your self-care.
Rejuvenating techniques uses long gliding strokes, kneading and compression techniques, gentle rocking and joint mobilizations which have calming effects on both the body and mind; stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, creating a deep sense of peace and calmness leaving you feeling rejuvenated. Typically a 60/75 min massage; best for stress, grief, anxiety and relaxation related sessions. Reiki, aromatherapy or a weighted blanket may also be added.
Therapeutic techniques target specific muscles and deeper layers of tissue that are tight, stressed or injured. A session may combine Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, myofascial release, warm stones or other techniques such as joint mobility movements and stretching, depending on your particular needs. 90 min sessions are best for targeting several areas.
Your session time includes intake and hands on time; If this is your first visit with me, please complete the necessary forms and bring along to your first session.
Payment is accepted at the time of your appointment via cash or charge. Tipping is an option, but please know that it is never expected.
30 min area focused massage- just enough time to focus on one or two problem areas and fit in some much needed relaxation. Due to time limitations, this time is not for full body.
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During a foot massage, your feet undergo a very relaxing experience as the reflex zones are manipulated and rubbed. All sessions will begin with a foot soak using warm water, Epsom salts and aromatherapy by request. The remainder of the session will take place on the massage table, clothed, and lying on your back. Feet will be massaged from the heels to toes to release any tension. Lower legs are included relieving tension in calves. A foot massage can be deeply relaxing to the body and the mind.
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 by placing my hands above or at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen and on the legs and feet. The hands are simply held at each location, lightly touching or slightly away from the body. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes the feeling of relaxation, peace and well-being that also promotes healing. Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Reiki has helped with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions.
A session usually lasts an hour; shorter sessions are available upon request. Reiki is administered with the client sitting or lying fully clothed on a massage table. It is common to have a few sessions within the first 2-3 weeks. After the initial sessions, some might feel the need to continue with sessions weekly, monthly, or feel that they are done for awhile.
Home and Hospital visits are also available.
I received my Reiki I & II certifications under the training of Deborah Dixon - Usui/Tibetan Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Teacher
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