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Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location.
Chair Massage is a guaranteed way to bring a positive atmosphere to any environment. Massage Therapy can improve work-related issues such as poor posture, carpal tunnel symptoms, and increase low employee morale. Many companies may have problems finding an economical way to show their employees how important and valuable they are. Chair Massage is a cost effective way to restore employees’ energy and wellbeing.
The return on your investment:
- Rejuvenated employees who are more productive
- Reduction of sore muscles and stress headaches
- Alleviated back and neck pain
Individual Chair Massage sessions also available. Please call for details.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Deep Massage is a unique soft tissue therapy which works consciously and simultaneously to enhance energy flow as well as structural integrity of your body.
A massage therapist uses the Seven Dimensions of Touch when applying deep massage techniques.
Contact - Touch is a potent form of communication. It establishes a meeting place where the therapist and client first make contact. A lot of thought is given by the therapist before they begin to touch a client in order to convey a therapeutic session.
Movement - A therapist first grounds themselves and strives to make their movements fluid, smooth and flowing.
Breath - A therapists breathes deeply and fully in order to provide a natural rhythm and flow to their work.
Graceful Verticality - How a therapist moves translates directly into their work. By standing up right and staying grounded, energy flows through the therapist to their client which make the massage more effective and therapeutic.
Heart - A massage therapist is clear about what they are trying to accomplish. They are focused, passionate and always aware of how their client's body feels and where there is tension in the body. A caring massage therapist with the intention of healing can be very therapeutic.
Understanding - A therapist strives to understand how a client is feeling and tries to address the client's muscular ailments as well their emotional and mental well being.
Alchemy - A successful session! By the massage therapist applying all the steps listed above, the client will experience a massage that can make profound changes to their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Frozen shoulder is most often caused by repetitive movements or injury which strain and inflame the muscles and tendons surrounding our shoulder. Muscle tissue can be damaged with the wear and tear of daily activities, trauma to our shoulder (jerking movements, auto accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle).
Our body has automatic protective reflexes. For example, if we touch something very hot, we automatically pull away from it. A protective mechanism when experiencing shoulder pain, is to elevate the arm into a 'sling' position. A frozen shoulder happens, when this protective mechanism tells our brain to protect the inflamed delicate structures of our shoulder from damage.
The Frozen shoulder treatment 'unwraps' the 'protective mechanism' that the brain has implemented by applying a gradual, sequential series of techniques tailored to alleviate the pain and inflammation.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Due to injury, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture, the facial system can begin to tighten which puts pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, organs and the brain. This causes the fascia and the underlying muscle tissue to stick together (adhesions). This restriction results in limited muscle movement and flexibility along with pain and generalized soreness that causes dysfunction to various parts of the body. Myofascial Release is a technique that applies slow, gentle and continuous pressure on the soft tissues surrounding the problem area while applying traction to the fascia. This technique softens and lengthens the fascia and adhesions between skin, muscles and bones.
Benefits of Myofascial Release Myofascial release technique blends gentle stretching and massage in order to release the restrictions present in connective tissue surrounding organs and muscles in the body. This therapy is also beneficial in relieving the restricted movement as a result of constricted fascia because of injury.
Reduces pain Pain causes both emotional and physical stresses to the body. In some instances, the pain patterns develop and thus a person feels as if the pain has reached all parts of the body. Myofascial release not only works on painful parts, but it also addresses other dysfunctional areas throughout a person’s body. It works through enabling the nerve receptors, lymph and blood to work efficiently. Furthermore it enhances the secretion of endorphins and thus eliminates the requirement of other prescription drugs.
Enhances blood circulation Myofascial release enhances blood flow and enables nutrients to reach the desired tissues, while making sure that metabolic wastes are removed. In fact, most circulatory conditions could possibly be alleviated or helped through releasing the fascia responsible for preventing optimal function of the body.
Boosts nerve function Key symptoms of nerve pain include tingling, numbness or pain in ones legs and arms. The cause of these symptoms is basically fascia adhesions that are pressing on the nerves. By using myofascial release, the pressure being placed on nerves is released providing relief to affected areas.
Strengthens immune system One of the most important systems in the body is the immune system as it helps to guard against infections and heal wounds. If the lymphatic flow is affected due to fascia pulls, the immune system’s function is compromised. Myofascial release enhances lymph circulation in the entire body and this accelerates recovery from illnesses and injuries.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother are used,
Pregnancy Massage is highly recommended for healthy pregnant women with a low-risk pregnancy. It is very important for the expecting mother to remain emotionally calm and positive during her pregnancy as the negative effects of maternal stress can effect the developing fetus. Massage techniques can be taught to the husband/co-parent to so they can massage the mother at home in order to bring the expectant mother much needed relief. This activity also facilitates the bond between husband/co-parent and baby. When the husband/co-parent makes loving statements to the baby and mother while lightly massaging the mother's belly, they enhance the family bonding through the husband/co-parent's nurturing touch. Family bonding helps strengthens the shared love and responsibility of the new baby's life, which belongs to both parents.
Listed below are some the health benefits of pregnancy massage:
Reduces muscular discomforts such as spasms, leg cramps and stiffness
Keeps skin supple to help prevent stretch marks
Assist muscles in preparation for labor and delivery
Helps control blood pressure
Relieves pain associated with pressure on the sciatic nerve
Strengthens the immune system
Improves lymphatic and blood circulation
Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
The Raindrop Technique involves applying Young Living’s organic therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet, shoulders, back and spine. It is a form of aromatherapy. It was developed during the 1980's by a naturopathic physician, D. Gary Young. The Raindrop Technique is a sequence of anointing with oils and using massage techniques that brings structural and electrical alignment to the body in a relaxing and invigorating manner through the power of essential oils. There are many versions of the Raindrop Technique, but the same oils are always applied, though not always in the same sequence. The Raindrop technique can be customized to address different health issues that are not directly related to back problems. As a rule, when customizing RT, you will generally want to start with Valor, Oregano and Thyme. These three oils form the basis or "hub" of all Raindrop applications. (For extra antiviral effect, add Mountain Savory). The other essential oils such as Basil, Wintergreen or Birch, Marjoram, Cypress can be omitted and replaced by essentials oils specific for the condition being treated. Most of the Raindrop oils are high in phenolic content which may ward off potentially damaging viruses and bacteria while cleansing cellular receptors sites to enhance inter and intra cellular communication and improving overall body function.
The Raindrop Technique may help stimulate every organ, muscle and bone of the body at a cellular level through the oils, supporting the immune system, bringing the body into structural/electrical balance, and enabling the release of toxins or disease where ever they may be lodged-including those illnesses lodged in the mind and emotions.
There is a booklet written by David Stewart, PhD, RA titled "A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique" which provides valuable information on the research methodology, demographics, research results and testimonials from individuals who report the health benefits after receiving Raindrop Therapy. Raindrop therapy has been used to improve cases of viral infection, kyphosis, scoliosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other conditions.
Listed below are the Young Living Essential oils used:
BALANCING BLEND (VALOR) contains oils of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense in an almond oil base. Gentle and soothing, it helps balance bodily electricity and stimulates spinal realignment. Affects the limbic system in a way that may improve one’s self-image, enhance one's feelings of confidence, courage and self-esteem. Contains esters, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes.
OREGANO (Origanum Vulgare) One of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oil. Research at Weber State University demonstrated 99% kill rate against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumonia. High in phenylpropanoids, which are known to help cleanse cellular receptors sites.
THYME (Thymus Vulgaris) May be used as an antiseptic, immune enhancing, supportive of body's natural defenses. Thyme has been used to combat the bacteria that causes anthrax. High in phenylpropanoids.
BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) May be relaxing to both voluntary muscles and to the involuntary muscles as well. Voluntary muscles include all of the motor muscles of the arms, legs, back, abdomen, neck and face. May improve sense of taste and smell. High in phenolic ethers (estragole and anethole).
WINTERGREEN OR BIRCH (Gaultheria procumbens or Betula alleghaniensis) May help support joints and skeletal structure. Composition of both of these oils are more than 80% methyl salicylate (a phenolic ester) which has a cortisone-like effect in that it may stimulate the body's own production of natural cortisone which has none of the problematic side efffects of synthetic cortisone. Also has analgesic properties inasmuch as its chemical structure is similiar to that of aspirin.
MARJORAM (Origanum marjorana) May be relaxing to the involuntary muscles and to the voluntary muscles as well. Involuntary muscles include the heart, diaphragm, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. Soothing to nerves. Used for migraines. Antiseptic and antimicrobial. Marjoram is about half monoterpenes.
CYPRESS (Cupressus simpervirens) Antimicrobial. May be supportive to the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Stimulates the body's natural white corpuscle production. 76% monoterpenes and 14% sesquiterpenes which may assist in restoring proper cellular programming to restore health and maintain wellness.
PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita) May be supportive to the digestive system, respiratory system and nervous system. Has been used for headaches. Research has shown that inhaling peppermint improves concentration and mental retention. May be detoxing to the liver. A synergistic oil that supports and improves the beneficial actions of other oils used in conjunction. High in phenolics, but contains 9% sesquiterpenes.
MUSCLE RELAXING BLEND (AROMA SEIZ) Contains oils of basil, marjoram, lavender, peppermint, and cypress) May be calming, relaxing and may relieve tension. May help to relax muscles, including tight muscles and muscle spasms (seizures). May relieve headaches. Contains monoterpenes, esters and phenols.
SOOTHING MASSAGE BLEND (ORTHO EASE) (A massage base oil of wheat germ, grape seed, almond, olive and vitamin E containing essential oils of wintergreen, juniper, marjoram, red thyme, vetiver, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass) Used in European hospitals, formulated to soothe muscle aches and minor swelling. Contains natural antioxidants.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Sports Massage therapy can be used for rehabilitation such as tendonitis, strains, sprains and adhesions. Sport massage applied skillfully increases performance by:
•Optimizing positive performance factors while minimizing negative ones
•Decreasing injury potential
•Supporting soft tissue healing
There are so many reasons for a devoted athlete to get regular massages. Athletes want their body to respond to the demands that are necessary to fulfill their expectations. The following is a list of five major applications of sports massage:
Recovery - Massaging muscles after a marathon, soccer, football, or basketball game enhances the athlete's physical and mental recovery from the strenuous demands that were applied to their body.
Remedial - An injury that may be causing pain or interfering with the athlete's ability to perform can be massaged and address in order to ensure that the athlete can continue to perform at the peak performance.
Event sports - massage has three sub applications:
- Pre-event massage helps prepare the athlete physically, mentally and emotionally for an upcoming event.
- Interevent massage helps the athlete recover from an event while preparing for the next round of expectations required to continue and complete the event.
- Postevent massage helps the athlete recover from an event by allowing their muscles and nervous system to relax and let go of the tension and toxins the body acquired in order to finished the event.
Rehabilitation - Sports massage is very instrumental in getting the athlete back to performing after an injury.
Maintenance - Massage enhances the athlete's recovery from strenuous exertion; treats debilitating conditions and maintains optimal health.
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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines organic oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. Each therapeutic massage includes: organic Jojoba & Shea Butter Massage Gel, Aromatherapy using organic therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living, hot towels on back & feet and a session that is specifically designed to address your needs.