Swedish Massage provides for maximum relaxation. It utilizes long strokes, kneading, friction, and shaking motions. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being. Swedish Massage is the basis for all western massage techniques.
Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles and with the grain. It does not necessarily require using extremely firm pressure – or going really deep, but is designed to address the needs of multiple layers of tissue and muscle.
D-Wave Massage is a new and unique massage style, created by me, to be the ultimate in relaxation. It is performed with warmed, scented oil, and with minimal draping, to maximize skin contact. The long, fluid strokes flow over you like gentle waves, and give a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. It is an incredible experience – one you should definitely try.
Polynesian Massage This massage style combines elements from many forms of relaxation massage, including Lomi Lomi and others, but at the same time is unique unto itself. The massage is more like a dance, as the strokes move rhythmically across your body, sending you into a deep state of relaxation. This massage feels heavenly, and you will dream of a warm South Seas evening.
Hot House Massage is particularly suited to purging the body of toxins, and relaxing you all the way down to the bone. It is done in a very hot room, on a very warm table. Hot oil is used in this Swedish style massage, to penetrate deep into muscle tissues. After the 60 or 90-minute massage, you are wrapped in warm blankets for 30 minutes.
Sports Massage helps athletes, from professionals to “weekend warriors”, in their training regimen, to increase flexibility, relieve muscle soreness, and recover more quickly. Done regularly, Sports Massage helps produce better athletic performance, and aids in the prevention of injuries. This type of massage is best when done over multiple sessions.
Pre-Natal Massage is a safe and supportive therapy for women throughout pregnancy. Massage helps moms-to-be relax, and minimize the impact of stress on their bodies. Therapeutic touch can help relieve many of the aches and pains that accompany that growing belly and the resulting postural distortions. Safe for both mom and baby, research shows that massage promotes healthier moms, shorter and less traumatic labors and healthier babies.
Post-Partum Massage enables a quicker recovery and better health. The benefits of maternal bodywork are many, and include: relaxation and stress reduction, pain relief, re-establishing pelvis structural integrity, hormone regulation, decreased swelling, better sleep, decreased breast tenderness and improved breastfeeding, increased muscle tone, and supporting a healthy emotional state.
Hot Stone Massage provides both a therapeutic and relaxing massage experience. The deep, moist heat melts away the residual tension while the hands-on approach relieves and relaxes even the tightest muscles! Hot Stone Therapy works to increase your circulation and lymph flow, is very soothing, relieves stress, and feels absolutely incredible. Everyone should try it at least once, but you can enjoy it again and again. You may choose a 90 minute or 120 minute session.
Cool Stone Massage utilizes the deep-reaching pressure of basaltic stones, just as in Hot Stone Massage, but the stones themselves are cool to the touch. This therapy relies on technique, rather than heat. The smooth, cool stones glide over your body, and can be a welcome sensation to the skin, especially during the warm summer months.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses light, rhythmic touch to improve lymph circulation. With enhanced lymph flow, toxins and excess bodily substances like water and protein are removed more effectively from tissues. This supports the immune system and helps rid the body of wastes that can increase pain or cause fatigue.
Aromatherapy Massage This massage is performed in the Swedish style, but utilizing essential oils, enriched with highly aromatic oils and other beneficial compounds, to enliven the skin and the senses.
Couples 4-Hands Massage This is a fun, exciting, and soothing massage experience, as you and your partner join with me in providing massage. After some brief instruction, you and I will work together to provide a healthful, relaxing 4-handed massage to your partner. It will then be your turn to receive, as you get on the table, and your partner and I unite work to provide you this unique, highly enjoyable massage.