I hold great respect for the innate healing wisdom of the body and soul and its miraculous power to heal and transform. Bodywork is a wonderful therapeutic approach to facilitate this healing and results in the immediate release of stress and tension in both body and mind and returning to our natural state of harmony.
Each Bodywork session is tailored to your needs and incorporates hot stone, Swedish, and deep tissue massage, as well as energy healing, to give the best possible healing experience.
Therapeutic hot stone massage is an ancient and wonderful type of bodywork. It promotes physical and spiritual balancing by using hot volcanic stones (adjusted for your comfort) to relax the body at its deepest level. In this comforting and healing massage, stones of varying sizes and weights are settled into body contours that tend to hold tension like the back, neck, abdomen and face. Oiled stones are then used in flowing strokes to relax the whole body. Combining hot stones with a full body massage provides a very healing experience.
The penetrating heat of the stones begins immediately to soothe the nervous system and melt the effects of stress. Muscle tension eases under the pressure of the stones, allowing circulation to increase. Toxins are flushed away and healing nutrients flow into the muscles aiding in the release of pain and restoring you to a state of health and deep relaxation.
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but has the added benefit of deeper pressure to release muscle tension. Some of the same strokes are used in my other massages, but here the movement is slower and the pressure concentrated on areas that are tight or painful. The focus is on realigning the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders.
Swedish massage is a very gentle and relaxing therapeutic style of bodywork that enhances the integration of body, mind and spirit. Within a meditative atmosphere, I combine a light oil and warm stones with a variety of smooth, flowing strokes.
The benefits of this type of massage are exceptionally beneficial for the overall relaxation of the body and mind, relief from aches and pains, increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins and improving circulation.
Energy healing is a beautiful and powerful hands-on method of natural healing. Within every person already exists the innate ability to heal themselves and others.
With a gentle laying on of hands, with focus and an open heart, I invite the healing wisdom of your body, mind, and spirit to come into more balance and harmony.
Energy healing cleanses and balances blocked or stagnant energy patterns in the body. As a result, your body and soul’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimal physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.