Swedish-Esalen Massage: characterized by long, connective, integrative strokes effective in soothing tight muscles, rebalancing muscle groups, gentle stretches to release held fascia, mobilizing joints, soothe and quiet the nervous system. Firmness of touch varies. Conducive to incorporating aromatherapy. This style of touch is the underpinning of my massage technique, into which I then pull in other modalities as indicated.
Zero Balancing: a profoundly elegant, effective and sensible style of touch and working principles that serve as the key informant to all the rest of my work. Please see the separate article for further introduction.
Isometric Stretches: Very effective, this technique of supported stretch/contraction movements work opposing muscle groups to release spasms, holding patterns, and open up range of motion.
Myofascial Release Techniques: capture the superficial fascial that ensheath muscles and creates a slow stretch to release binding and adhesions, returns muscle groups to their natural ability to slide across one another, improves circulation, communicates reflexively to deeper muscle fibers to release. Various styles of application characterize this approach.
Deep Tissue Massage: most notably, cross-fiber friction work across bound muscle attachment points, penetrating holds that gradually invite knotted, bound tissues to release and balance.
Trager Massage influences: Gentle-to-vigorous rocking, shaking and vibrating techniques that are profoundly relaxing and effective in releasing joint holding, muscular tension, balances the entire system, opens up the breath.
Organ Balancing: Gentle and non-invasive, this refers to a variety of touch styles that help to relieve tension and constriction from the abdomen to encourage greater functionality and harmony throughout our major organs and their energetic flows. Influenced by protocols from Chi Nei Tsang (chinese abdominal massage) and Zero Balancing.
Manual Lymph Drainage: please see the separate article featuring this distinct style of touch that so effectively serves to clear, restore and invigorate the lymphatic network for healthier functionality, accelerate recovery rates, and many other benefits.
Nourish the body, Quiet the mind, Calm the spirit... Rosy-cheeked, happy & restored!
The modalities that inform my technique are profound, and touch us multidimensionally. My work ranges from being functionally therapeutic (e.g., “I’ve got this old nagging shoulder thing...can you help?”)...to powerfully transformative and potentially evolutionary (“I’ve just changed my whole life and AAAACK!!”).
What sets me apart from many other practitioners is my unique blend of healing modalities that gently and effectively "unwind" old injuries and holding patterns, reharmonizing every aspect of your Being. While I invite you to enjoy learning more from my descriptions and links, you don't need to read up on each modality! Simply share your concerns with me and, with your permission, I'll draw from my "toolbox" of skills to support you from there. I am here to serve you!
As your nervous system is invited to release pain, stress and fatigue. Your body remembers its natural balance, engendering: heightened vitality and functionality, greater resilience and recovery from illness, surgery, injuries, emotional challenges, a strengthened immune response, comfort and ease of motion, poise and grace, feeling at home in your own skin...embodying deep peace and integration, right down to the core.
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Please Note: I accept clients based on personal referrals and/or after we have had an initial phone conversation to ensure that my services are appropriate for your specific needs.
My services are strictly therapeutic in nature.