While a massage session can be entirely about one of these massage types, most massage sessions (especially after we’ve worked together for awhile) will be a customized combination of techniques based on our pre-table conversation.
Relaxation Massage can relieve pain, tension, and stiffness in joints and muscles; calm the nervous system; improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Ask me about coupling this with a mindful body scan for a total relaxation experience. And hot stones, cupping and/or hot packs and be added on request.
Deep tissue massage can reduce fibrosis and adhesions, deactivate trigger points, stretch fascia and scar tissue allowing muscles and connective tissue to glide across each other. Two special techniques I’ve trained in:
- Scar Tissue Release
- Myofascial Release
Massage Cupping can be integrated into a regular massage session, or it can be included with manual lymphatic drainage for a wonderful immune-system detox/mobilization treatment!
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle technique formulated for individuals with swelling disorders.
Oncology Massage is an extremely gentle, slow massage for those who have undergone chemotherapy.
Structural Release Therapy (SRT) is an effective technique for addressing a variety of complex and chronic medical conditions.
Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT) is a mind-body therapeutic approach created and designed to teach basic skills in “interoceptive awareness”, which helps individuals develop fundamental skills in connecting to their inner body’s sensations. Learning to trust, to listen to the body as a source of insight, rather than as an adversary, can be transforming.
For more on these techniques, click HERE.