Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing â€œtrigger pointsâ€ in your body.Â Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body.Â These â€˜knotsâ€™ are built up throughout a personâ€™s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress.Â During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points.Â This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Salt Stone Massage is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat from specialized stones. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
Most therapists use river rocks although for the past 18 years I have used hand carved and finely sanded salt stones from the Himalayan Mountains, they not only deliver the heat as the river rocks do, but also a trace amount of concentrated minerals which are soothing and healing to the skin and very relaxing for the underlying muscles.
I have designed and made a heated travel bag, making it now possible for all my "Home Visit" clients to finally enjoy the healing power of salt stone massage.
If you would like more information about my salt bowl design please visit www.SaltStoneMassage.com
Essential oils are, in essence, the life blood of the plant. They are the subtle, aromatic liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves and roots of certain plants. Their healing properties and use have been known for thousands of years and have been used extensively in the Middle East, China and Europe. They were one of the oldest forms of medicine.
I blend in Therapeutic Grade A essential oils with every session, unless a client requests otherwise.
At the beginning of the session I use blends for relaxing and releasing muscle tension. Further into the session I will use singular oils for more specific point work.
This technique uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils synergistically combined to reduce inflammation and muscle tension.
The principle single oils used include:-
* Valor (YL blend)
The oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches above the back and very lightly massaged along the vertebrae and back muscles.