Deep tissue massage
This massage is both therapeutic and relaxing. It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and the network of connective tissue surrounding the muscles and bones. This makes deep tissue massage the ideal choice for those suffering from chronic pain such as repetitive strain injuries, sciatica and any other kind of muscle tension or spasm.
Slower than other massage techniques to warm the tissue before going deeper, deep tissue massage can be performed with a variety of pressures (to your comfort level) to break down adhesions and knots, the painful rigid tissue caused by tension.
There may be some discomfort while performing these techniques on particularly tense areas and your body may feel like it does post-workout for a day or two afterwards. However, this tends to abate as you get it done more often, and ultimately clients experience extensive and often lasting relief of their symptoms. Ideally, as with any bodywork, this massage should be performed on a regular basis in order to maintain your body and prevent it from becoming accustomed to holding itself in a tense state.
Combine this with Thai massage assisted stretching for a massage that not only relieves your tension, but also increases your range of motion and flexibility – excellent for athletes!
Affectionately dubbed “lazy man’s yoga”, this approximately 2,500-year-old art form is traditionally performed fully clothed on a padded mat (though it can be performed on the table) and is suitable for those in search of a more energizing massage experience. The client wears loose and comfortable attire such as sportswear to facilitate the series of assisted poses, stretches and compressions. The practitioner uses their forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create increased flexibility, energy (by opening up the body’s energy/sen lines) and better postural alignment. Thai massage is a much sought after modality due to its multitude of benefits. I am proud to be among the few in the area to offer this unique therapy, and not only that … I’ve studied with four different schools, have over 100 hours of continuing education and have even attended the celebrated International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
If you wish, I can also blend Thai massage with other modalities such as deep tissue to customize the perfect massage experience for you.
Sports massage treats areas of the body that are overstressed from repetitive and often aggressive sports movements. Athletes incorporate it in their training regime to prepare for an event, enhance their performance and reduce their recovery time after an event.
Hot bamboo and hot stones
I enjoy incorporating this in my massages as the heated tools soothe the body and soften the tissues. Try this amazingly unique alternative to traditional hot stones! Mu-Xing Therapy uses warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage techniques. Synergy Stone massage tools are also incorporated to luxuriously embrace the muscles and effectively work out trigger points and tension.
The practitioner uses plastic cups to apply suction to the surface of the body to draw out pathogens and invigorate the body’s qi (energy flow).
We are all made up of energy and in Reiki energy healing the practitioner fills themselves with the energy around them and subsequently transmits it to the client through their hands. The aim is to enhance the client’s own healing abilities, induce relaxation and reduce pain. Depending on their level of openness and their rapport with the practitioner, each client may experience this differently. Often, it can be described as a tingling yet soothing sensation where the practitioner’s hands heat up to soothe tension and bring about relaxation. For Reiki practitioners Reiki generally flows through their hands whenever they perform any type of healing work.