Classic Swedish, Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage technique includes long, flowing strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration of the tissue, shaking motions and rocking. It can also include passive/assisted stretching and joint mobilizations. The primary use of Classic Swedish Massage is for general relaxation and stress relief.
Myofascial, Deep Tissue Massage
Myofascial massage aims to release chronic patterns of tension and holding in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure. With a focus on manipulation of the connective tissue (fascia), the aim is to provide lengthening, spreading, and separation of muscles from adjacent musculature.
Ashiatsu Bar Therapy®
With this modailty, I use my feet to massage, while holding overhead bars for balance and support. This technique provides a very compressing, deep massage, which is better able to address large muscle groups. >>read more<<
Integration massage is the use of any techniques available to me based on your aspirations and goals for the session - incorporating Swedish strokes with Myofascial Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, assisted stretching, Ashiatsu, etc. It may include work with the breath, structural assessment of the body/posture, and other areas related to the interplay between body and mind.
This is simply the use of any massage technique to target a specific area or areas of pain, based on your needs for pain management and/or healing from a previous injury, trauma, repetitive strain or other cause.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
This is massage designed to address the many discomforts of pregnancy and after the birth.