Huffington Post put together this slide show that demonstrates the many reasons to choose massage. If you suffer from anxiety and depression, aches and pains, PMS, lowered immunity, sleep issues, migraines and headaches then massage is for you. Many people have the belief that massage is about pampering, and while this is part of it, the health benefits of massage far outweigh just the idea of something that is a luxury used to pamper oneself. The idea is to see massage as complementary and alternative medicine. Medication may seem like an easy solution, and one that is widely accepted, but if you are like me, all of those side effects start to diminish the one benefit you’re trying to achieve. Massage offers all of the relief without those side effects.
It is important to keep in mind that all types of massage may not work for you. If you have issues with blood clotting, medical conditions that are contra-indicative to massage, deep vein thrombosis, and any other questionable circumstances is it best to first check with your doctor to see what your limitations may be. While some types may not work, other types that are more energetic based and limited to specific areas can be a viable option.
Understanding that there is a need for relaxation, calm, and tranquility in this chaotic world, I have designed a service of massage therapy that I bring directly to the client. There is nothing quite like the luxury of unwinding in the comfort of your own home.
I operate from a baseline of Swedish and Deep Tissue/Sports while incorporating the Eastern Modalities of Shiatsu, Thai, and Reflexology. Assisted and PNF stretching is also utilized to help bring the body into alignment. Energy work is also another arm of my practice, as the mind and body are intricately connected.
Aromatherapy and essential oils are also shown to have soothing, healing, and meditative effects on the body. Sessions can be tailored to meet those needs using a variety of essential oils in the process.
I make all my own products, ensuring that everything that touches your skin is natural with no preservatives or chemicals. It’s very important that we be mindful what goes on the skin, for those are the things that enter into our body.
I was trained in Los Angeles at the National Holistic Institute and am Nationally and State Certified. The school taught from a holistic and homeopathic place and my time on the West Coast taught me much about approaching the body in this way. It is something that I incorporate into every aspect of my services.
I look forward to working with you