I will address your muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia with varied and skillful massage technique, but the increase in range of motion and the decrease in pain that you feel will not be limited to your component parts. Freedom of movement will translate into freedom in your mind and spirit and though it may sound a bit “woo woo”, I see it over and over. The joy of facilitating that mind/body/spirit freedom is why I do this work. I think when people feel that freedom of movement on all levels, they feel almost limitless. I want my clients to find themselves with more love to give, more patience for the challenges in their lives and more hope for Goodness in this moment and beyond. Sending people back out into the world in that state of mind is the contribution I offer to my community.
Do your part for world peace; get a massage!
What do I do?
I combine relaxation technique with deep tissue massage. I want to relieve your specific aches and pains in a way that leaves you feeling peaceful and rested. I use lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular facilitation, Shiatsu and other deep tissue techniques to accomplish your therapeutic goals. My deep tissue techniques include movement, firm pressure, stretching and resistance (isometric exercise) in order to effect deeper tissues without relying on brute force to push through the outer tissues.
The stress relief component of massage is as potent as the muscle effects. The number of medical conditions that are directly caused or exacerbated by the daily stress of life is quite large. All systems of the body are effected. Symptoms can include fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, reduced resistance to infection, joint pain, jaw pain, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, gastrointestinal discomforts, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, memory problems, anxiety and depression. If we can help reduce some of these symptoms in your daily life by calming your “fight or flight” response, clearly you will enjoy life more and function better.
I give most of my sessions on a massage table, but if a person is particularly interested in receiving Shiatsu, I will use a futon on the floor. Shiatsu means “finger pressure”. My training is in Zen Shiatsu. It uses stretching and pressure on the acupuncture points and meridians with an intention to listen to the client’s body and facilitate balanced energy flow.