Treatments

Swedish

This is the foundation of massage taught in the U.S. It consists of slow, flowing strokes, kneading, compression and friction to create relaxation of your muscles, increased joint mobility, encourage local circulation and calm your mind.

Deep Tissue

Contrary to popular myth, deep tissue does not have to hurt to be effective. By using slow, increasingly deeper pressure I target muscles, tendons or ligaments and encourage them to release or “melt’. I use a variety of techniques to reduce pain, increase mobility, release trigger points, reduce scar tissue and other fascial adhesions (restrictions). I have been able to study with some fantastic specialists ( Robert Sirch, Robert Musser, James Waslaski)  and bring to the table a bit of each of them!

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle type of therapy used to increase the drainage of sluggish lymph fluid through your body and improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic system. Although most commonly associated with the treatment of Lymphedema, MLD is used to treat many things such as sinus problems, aid in detox programs, fibromyalgia, headaches, and sprained ankle swelling.
For more information on the this amazing treatment, go to Lymphatics page…

Oncology Massage

The term ‘Oncology Massage’ means that I have had many years of training in cancer and it’s treatments in order to create a session to be one suited to your individual situation and needs. Whether you are recently diagnosed and awaiting surgery, going through treatment like chemo or radiation or you are many years cancer free, I offer you the comfort of a safe and deeply relaxing session.  You may need a very gentle massage, a session of Reiki to calm your system, a massage to focus on sore, stressed muscles, a session to relieve all over fatigue or management of  Lymphedema…
I have been fully trained in creating massage sessions that fully support your needs.In order to create the perfect session for you, I may request a note from your oncologist.

La Stone Therapy

This form of bodywork involves the use of heated and cooled stones, applied to the body in various ways to bring about relief to stiff and sore muscles. Resulting in alleviation of chronic and acute problems that many of us deal with on a daily basis. The value of this hydrothermal treatment is the deepest relaxation of your muscles and a sedation of your nervous system.
One client said,”it was the first time I can recall when my mind stopped thinking, it was the most relaxed I have ever been”!

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a laying on hands on or above the body and is a simple, safe method effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

The complete 4 part treatment for treating swelling and Lymphedema. This involves MLD, compression bandaging and/or garments, exercise and skin care. See Lymphatics page…

Trigger Point

Also called neuromuscular therapy, is a wonderful technique to address constricted muscles that form a pattern of tenderness, pain and referred pain. By focusing pressure, breath and stretch to the muscle, a release of the restriction occurs.