Holistic Massage and Reflexology

A full body massage can last up to 90 minutes.  It is best to not eat or drink heavily before a massage.  Although, after a massage it is best to drink plenty of water for the next two days.  Also, please feel free to use the restroom before your massage begins.  

 The type of massage performed is based on the persons needs or what is agreed upon before the massage begins.


Myofascial Release:  Fascia is tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a 3-dimensional web from head to toe.  The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ all the way down to the cellular level.  It is a system that provides support, stability and movement.  Tightening of the fascial system is a source of tension to the rest of the body.  Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that uses sustained pressure into a restricted tissue barrier for about 2 - 5 minutes.  This time factor has been ignored by other forms of therapy and is essential for comprehensive and longer lasting results.  Gentle sustained pressure eventually energizes the liquid crystals of the body to resonance where the molecules begin to vibrate in unison allowing blocked energy to flow and the tissues to re-hydrate resulting in a release.


Cranio-Sacral Therapy:   Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle but very powerful manual therapy that releases restrictions in the soft tissues surrounding the Central Nervous System, which consist of the brain and spinal chord.  Most systems in the body are controlled by the Central Nervous System, so it is important to keep the dural tube of the brain and spinal chord free of tight restrictions.   Working here also helps to release spinal restrictions throughout the spine and the whole body allowing better energy flow where it is needed the most.  A hand is placed on either the sacrum or cranium or another part of the body while tuning into the Cranio-Sacral Rhythm.   Holding gentle pressure while listening to the body's natural rhythm, allows the fascia to release.
Deep Tissue Massage:   Deep Tissue Massage can includes various types of massages that work into the muscular and fascial layers.  There are numerous types of bodywork that work into the deeper layers of the myofascia (muscle and fascia). When the fascia is heavily stressed, it can distort the muscoskeletal system, blood vessels, organs, brain and spinal chord - the body's processing center, blocking oxygen and nutrients which can lead to tightness, dis-function, inflammation, and pain. 


 Sports Massage:  Sports massage helps to alleviate stress and tension which builds up in soft tissues from muscle fatigue and repetitive motion.  Sports massage prepares athletes and anyone for peak performances, preventing injuries, promoting flexibility and enhancing performance.  Stretching, strengthening and range of motion exercises are included to keep muscles in superior condition.

 

Hot Stone Massage:  Basalt stones are used for hot stone massage.  These are polished lava rocks, heated in an electric roaster to effectively relieve muscle tension, aches and pains.  Native Americans used hot stones to detoxify and help the body find harmony and balance through deep relaxation permitting a positive energy flow.  Stress easily disappears long enough for the body to relax at its deepest level.  Insomnia is helped because of the calming effect on the nervous system.  The penetrating heat from the stones also relieves the chronic pain from complications like arthritis and fibromyalgia.  The end result is a good feeling overall. 

 

 Raindrop Technique:  In the Raindrop Technique a sequence of 9 highly anti-microbial essential oils are used to reduce inflammation, relax muscle tissue and relieve pain are dropped six inches above the spine and massaged along the spine and over the rest of the back.  A hot compress is then applied to help with the absorption of the oils and to relax the muscles.  The frequencies of all 9 essential oils begin to balance and bring about a physical and energetic alignment in the body.  Each oil has specific properties and chemistry to work with healing on a cellular level, promoting a wonderful energetic flow to the spine and nervous system.  Young Living Essential Oils are used.

 

Facial Massage:  A combination of facial massage and Jin Shin Do facial acupressure is used to relax the whole body and release trapped energy in the head, face, neck and body as it helps to rejuvenate the skin and improve elasticity (the essential component of youthful, healthy looking skin).  Benefits of facial massage and acupressure also include the reduction of eyestrain, headaches, sinus congestion, neck and jaw tension, removal of toxins, and improvement of blood and lymph flow.   A Facial Massage also reduces under-eye bags and puffiness as it  tones facial muscles.   A wonderful anti-aging treatment for both Men and Women!