If you have any questions as to what service would be appropriate for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. To schedule for a service, please go to the scheduling page.
Some of the techniques, that may be utilized during a massage session (but not limited to):
- Swedish or Classic Massage - consisted of the application of lubricant using long flowing strokes (effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, vibration) along the bare skin
- Trigger Point Therapy – ischemic pressure (compression/deep isolated) to specific “knotted” area (trigger points cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headache, in other parts of the body) for a given period of time (typically about 90 seconds)
- Deep Tissue Techniques – slower strokes, sometimes with more pressure to reach deeper layers of the muscle and myofacial tissue
- Range of Motion – therapist moves a joint (flexion, extension, rotation)
- Stretching – therapist assisted passive and/or active isolated
- Mild traction – gentle pulling of the extremities and/or head/neck (spine)
- Compression – applying held or rhythmic pressure (pushing, squeezing, pinching) to muscle (may be used to calm spasm)
- Hydrotherapy (or water therapy) - The use of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being. Some tools are hot/cold stone (basalt or soap) in the form of a roller or original stone shape, ice packs, hot packs (hydroculator), towels, or heating pad.
- Mastication Muscle Treatment - Relieving trigger points and hypertonicity of the muscles that assist in chewing such as masseter, pterygoids, and temporalis that can cause headaches, ear pain, neck pain, etc; can assist with relieving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Therapist will have to enter the mouth with a gloved hand in order to reach some of the muscles.
- Thai for the Table Massage - Rhythmic like pressure along with yoga like stretches are applied to the clothed (loose comfortable) body. Unlike traditional Thai Massage, this version was modified for the client to be on the table. During a mixed session, when body is not clothed, Thai techniques may be applied with proper drapping.
- Cupping -
- Chair - isolated treatment clothed in a massage chair (depending on room availability it may be performed on the mechanical lift table)
Jojoba oil (actually a wax) is my lubricant of choice. The reason I prefer jojoba is there are no other ingredients in it, it is virtually odorless, it is considered the closest to the natural oils in our skin (sebum), very few people are allergic to it, it doesn’t clog the pores (said to even clean them), it is also considered a fungicide and anti-inflammatory, very little is required to lubricate the skin (versatile for multiple modalities), it has an almost infinite shelf-life, it is a great carrier oil for essential oils.
I may also apply pain-relieving agents like CBD balm or Biofreeze.
I gladly accept Cash, Checks, Credit/Debit Cards, and PayPal. Payments can be made at the time of visit.