Shiatsu & Tui Na
type of massage uses light pressure, push pressure, patting,
rocking, compression, and vibration to relax and release the
muscles in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage:
technique uses slow strokes, direct pressure, and friction.
This procedure is applied with greater pressure and to deeper
layers of muscles. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury
rehabilitation, arthritis and tendonitis.
Trigger Point Work:
points are hypersensitive areas in muscles, fascia, tendons,
and ligaments that refer to other areas of the body. This
referred pain can be experienced by a variety of sensations
(pain, tingling, numbness, itching, aching, heat and cold).
They can be released by the therapist applying intervals of
direct pressure to the trigger point, sometimes causing soreness
for up to 48 hours.
Shiatsu and Tui Na:
are an Eastern approach to Massage Therapy. It is a hands-on
approach to treating diseases or ailments of the body. By
evaluating a person's tongue, pulse, energy, signs and symptoms,
and applying techniques upon certain meridian channels and
acupressure points one can notice improvement and balance
to their overall health. Treatment can be applied through
sheet and clothes.
massage utilizes the moves of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
for the hands and feet. By massaging these areas, we are able
to detect problem areas of the body, and provide energy and
stimuli to those areas.
use of essential oils, which are extracted from herbs, flowers,
resin, woods, and roots. Used as a healing technique for thousands
of years by Egyptian, Greeks, and Romans. These oils are taken
into the body through the skin or nasal passage to aid in
relaxation, improve circulation, and heal organs or systems
in the body. Specific oils are added to the lubrication used
during the massage.
This type of work addresses energies / chakras in the body.
We are able to heal the body by placing our hands on the major
chakra centers of the body. It can cause a physical or emotional
change to the mind, body, and spirit. Long-distance healing
can also be performed.
Phenomenal Touch Massage:
This type of bodywork is based on the teachings of Leslie Bruder. Please refer to her school's
(The Institute of Phenomenal Touch) website for further information on this type of massage.
Phenomenal Touch differs from Normal Massage by: It is 3-dimensional and touches the body on both
sides at once, moving the body parts in space as well. It is a seamless dance, integrating the
body by overlapping joints and body parts, weaving one move or stretch into the other. It
encourages the shape of the body's movement to unfold on its own accord and rhythm, allowing and
inviting the muscle to release on its own time.