I provide a highly customized approach to massage therapy, using a variety of Asian massage techniques, each with unique principles. All types involve working with the body to relieve muscle tension,reduce stress and evoke feelings of calmness.
If you do not see something that exactly fits your interest, please do ask. I have trainings in aromatherapy
clinical/orthopedic, holistic, yoga,aesthetics and additional massage techniques. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you on individualized offerings-
Massage Therapies & Modalities
Clinical/Orthopedic Massage Therapy
Specific pain,Numbness, Loss of Strength, Sciatica, Tightness
Orthopedic massage therapy is a type of massage therapy which is focused on treating painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. The massage therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his or her style for each client, as every person's body is slightly different.
Clinical massage therapy uniquely focuses on the treatment of soft tissue to maintain, develop, augment or rehabilitate the patient's physical function. Clinical massage therapy can improve the functioning of joints and muscles, the healing process, metabolism and circulation.
Qigong Meridian Therapy*
Chinese Acupressure/Massage (Tui Na)
Meridian Massage Therapy is a form of alternative medicine that helps with full body relaxation and treating musculoskeletal disorders produced my unbalanced lifestyles. During the process, the session is NOT a general relaxation... The main objective of a meridian massage is to enhance general health and help recover from sustained injuries.
In TCM, meridians (also known as acupressure vessels) are energy pathways, a system or networking of invisible bodily energy (qi) channels that run and recharge the body’s energy fields. The meridians interconnect deep within the body core and there are specific acupressure points along the meridians. They can be envisioned as highways between the acupressure points in the body. qi, blood, yin & yang are transported using the meridians to nourish the entire body, thus ensuring good health of our organs and other parts of our body. Meridians are either yin or yang, depending on the direction they flow on the body’s surface. The yang meridians run from the the fingers to the face or from the face to the feet on the outer (yang) part of the body. yin meridians run from the feet to the torso or from the torso to the fingertips on the inner (yin) side of the body. If there’s a blockage or disrupted flow of qi & blood in the meridians, or an excessive or insufficient qi & blood in the meridians, we may fall sick as a result.
Meridian Massage simply means stimulating the acupressure points using various techniques to helps us clear any blockage and balance the flow of qi(energy) & blood in the meridians, thereby, alleviating common health problems and also achieving Total Wellness for our body and prevent us from falling sick easily.
(MLD) Manual Lymphatic Drainage/Lymphedema Massage
Requires doctor's consent
Is an unique, gentle type of skin massage technique that promotes lymph to drain out of a limb into an area that drains normally. It is mainly used for lymphedema. In addition to improving lymphatic circulation, MLD also increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins.
It can improve circulation and reduce swelling. ... Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling.
Vibrational Massage Therapy
Vibrations is a massage technique in which tissues of the body are pressed and released in an "up and down" movement. This often takes the form of a fine trembling movement applied using the palmar surfaces or just some of the finger tips of either or both hands.
Increase bone density, muscle mass & strength, Improve circulation, reduce joint pain, back pain, alleviate stress, pain and boost metabolism. Increased blood circulation.Improved athletic performance. Disruption of pain signals.
Ayurvedic Kathivasthi Therapy
it helps in rejuvenating your body by relieving pain, tension and swelling. This Ayurvedic therapy helps to get rid from chronic and acute back, lower back pain, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylitis, sciatica and osteoporosis.
Ayurveda is the oldest science of healing. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. a popular Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala, in which heat is applied to specific portion of the body by retaining warm medicated oils. A dam of herbal dough is built on the affected area, poured with oil and then left to rest.
is a unique form of massage therapy which works on an emotive level by massaging the skin and creating high tensions on the Metameres..
Acupressure might increase blood flow to the uterus, influence hormonal responses, and stimulate uterine contractions.
Need doctor’s approval/consent letter.
Thai/Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
Yoga Massage is a unique style of massage that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath work and yoga stretching. The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares the body of the receiver for assisted yoga stretching. The receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted yoga postures that help correct postural imbalances and restore harmony to the body.
This is a challenging technique that incorporates the use of the hands,elbow and feet, stepping as tools to promote a deeper stretch and improved flexibility.
Swedish massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Thai Herbal Massage
Soft balls are filled with a special blend of Thai herbs and are steamed before being pressed onto fatigued muscles. The heat induces muscle relaxation while the herbs relieve muscle stress, fatigue and joint pain, help to increase circulation, and provide nourishment for the skin.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that's based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body.
cupping apply —typically glass or silicone— to your skin to create a pressure that sucks your skin inward, suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, headaches, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Generally, cupping is used to treat chronic pain, suffering from physical pain in more acute conditions.Many people also claim that cupping can help with detoxification.
Those cups are definitely going to leave big, hickey-like bruises on your skin that can last anywhere from a few days to two weeks—so if that's not something you're interested in, maybe steer clear (It should be noted, however, that the color of the mark varies from person to person and doesn't signify how well the cupping worked.)
Pre-Post Event-Sports Massage
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes. Focus is on improving flexibility, shortening recovery time, and reducing pain in areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements
Is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain , and increase range of motion. Massage techniques using a light strokes and gentle touch.
Infant massage is a way to gently nurture your baby. Benefits for infants, babies and children include general well-being, improves overall functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, promotes relaxation and helps babies to sleep deeper and more soundly, helps with congestion, gas, and colic.
TMJ Acupressure/Massage Therapy***
Requires doctor's consent
TMJ trigger point massage/Acupressure point, Muscle pain and stiffness in the jaw, face, and neck, ear pain including ringing, buzzing, hearing discomfort, difficulty or discomfort while chewing; Popping, clicking, and swelling, affects the temporal mandibular joint. Massaging the mastoid process with gentle massage can relieve tension in the neck and ear muscles. By using Acupressure, allow the neck to move back into correct alignment, relieves the tension, headaches, migraines and improves hearing.
Requires doctor's consent
Pediatric massage is the complementary and alternative treatment that uses massage therapy, or "the manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being" for children and adolescents.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot stone massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism.A 90 minutes hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
Singing Bowl Sound Healing Massage*
Tibetan singing bowls vibrate and produce a deep, rich tone when played. In Singing Bowl Therapy, bowls are placed on the body and their tones are used to activate 7 Chakras.
Buddhist monks have long used Tibetan singing bowls in meditation practice. Singing bowls are used in the treatment of stress reduction and pain relief. They are often used in combination with other healing practices, such as meditation and deep breathing.
Warm Candle Body Massage Therapy
Hot melted candle wax
A soothing and relaxing body massage, using warm nourishing aromatic massage oil, pure essential oils, are organic, and offer an absolute aromatherapy experience. The benefits of Candle massage therapy includes relaxation, soothing.The warm oil is poured directly from the jar to create a soothing and tactile experience. The aroma released while burning the candle not only uplifts the mood, relaxes the mind and body.
"Candle massage therapy is known to unite the mind & body."
Ear Candling & Ear Reflexology with Head Massage Therapy*
This is non-invasive therapy that uses a long candle placed into the ear. The side that is out of the ear is lit, and a steam smoke vacuum is created within the ear canal. Many patients also share how ear candling has helped to rebalance their mental state and reduced migraine symptoms.
Aromatherapy Paraffin Wax Treatment
Aromatherapy Paraffin Wax is to apply moist heat to your hands or feet to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. It has both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits that can make your skin feel nice and smooth.Helps to reduce pain and loosen up your hand and finger joints before exercise. Scent from the essential or mineral oil acts as aromatherapy, has been shown to treat conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia among others. A wax treatment acts as a type of thermo therapy, or heat therapy, that helps treat these conditions by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscles and reducing stiffness in joints.
Reflexology (Zone Therapy) is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet or hand. It's based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress.
Navel Candling & Belly Massage
Navel candling is also known as stomach or tummy candling. A hollow herbal candle is lit and placed in the the belly-button. During the candling process, a gentle and relaxing massage is applied to the abdominal area to aid Benefits of navel candling include aiding the removal of toxins through the body’s lymphatic system, alleviation of stomach flatulence and gastric problems caused by irregular eating habits, and helps people with IBS and other digestive disorders.
Treatment are anatomically precise and patient specific.
For Manual Therapy,Meridian Therapy, Lymphedema Massage, Pediatric Massage,Prenatal Acupressure, need consent letter from your doctor.