The Swedish Massage is a very relaxing treatment. This type of massage is excellent for circulation issues, stress relief, anxiety, depression, muscle tightness, and pain management. The pressure can vary from light to firm, but it is not considered a deep tissue massage. Techniques such as effleurage (long flowing motions), Tapotement (percussive movements), friction, kneading, and sometimes light stretching will be used.
Deep Tissue Massage
During a deep tissue massage, the therapist may spend a little more time sinking into the tissue to relieve stress and tension in the muscles. Based on the needs of the client, there may be some movement of joints and light stretching.
Table Thai Massage and energy work
This massage is a combination of Thai Stretching and Massage Techniques along with Yogic breathing. The client comes to the session wearing comfortable clothes in which they can move easily. The session consists of compressions on the major muscle groups as well as passive stretching. Towards the end of the session, the therapist will hold certain points (similar to acupressure) that will help free blocked energy. The stretching is never forced, and the massage can be modified to suit the needs and physical condition of the individual.
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese healing art. The therapist will hold different points throughout the body to help free blocked energy. This is excellent for people who are being treated for cancer or chronic illness, have insomnia, chronic pain, issues of stress, anxiety, depression, immune support etc. It is also great for supporting wellness and balance in the body, mind, and emotions. At the end of each session, the client is given self – help techniques and taught points they can hold to support themselves between sessions.
Sometimes people come with conditions or issues that require a modified massage. We can create a session that is tailor made for you and your needs. For example, a hand, leg and foot massage only. This can be a very soothing experience.
All massages can include aroma therapy of your choice. We have several oils to choose from that will serve you in different ways. Please let us know if you do not want essential oil as part of your session.
Please contact me if you have any questions about which type of massage is right for you.