Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to relieve pain, care for the skin, alleviate tension and fatigue, and to invigorate the entire body. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. They can affect the mood, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation. The essential oils can be added to the massage oil or cream and massaged into the skin. Essential oils can also be inhaled directly or through a diffuser. When applied topically, essential oils are able to penetrate into the blood stream because of their small molecular structure. When inhaled, they work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves for psychological and physical well-being.
Young Living emotional oils are used to help clear emotional patterns and blocks. Emotions are the most elusive part of the human body, yet they affect every aspect of our lives. For example, extreme stress can cause both physical and emotional problems. We might become anxious, angry, depressed, or irritable, which may in turn result in difficulty sleeping, digestive concerns, and more. Aromatherapy has proven effective in bringing the body and mind back to balance. This treatment will help you move forward in life with newfound excitement, happiness, and a sense of greater accomplishment.
Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains; its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles.
Infant massage has proved beneficial for both infants and their families on a number of levels. It is used regularly in hospital neonatal units and has been linked with helping premature infants gain weight. Infant massage has been shown to help relieve colic, induce sleep, promote relaxation, improve sensory integration, and enhance neurological development, among other things; moreover, the practice of massage helps build the bond between babies and their parents.
Pre- & Post- natal, or pregnancy, massage uses gentle techniques to help alleviate some of the ailments associated with pregancy, including lower back, neck and shoulder pain; fatigue; joint tenderness; and stretch marks. Massage can help improve circulation, promote stress reduction and relaxation, and much more. Patients should check with their care-giver prior to receiving treatment.
Prenatal Massage is a relaxing and therapeutic system of massage therapy which incorporates many of the other techniques listed above, with the difference of using a proper cushioning system. This allows the expectant mother to lie safely on the table and to receive massage therapy in complete comfort.
Prenatal Massage can also have the following benefits:
· Reduces muscular pain and strain from changes occurring in the body
· Contributes to developing greater flexibility and the body awareness necessary to actively participate in the birth process
· Reduces the negative effects of changes to the circulatory system, including edema, varicose veins, and changes in blood pressure
· Promotes relaxation, and helps with transitions through emotional support and physical nurturing
Sports Massage refers to a style of massage which improves athletic performance, endurance, and mental focus. As a cyclist, runner and yoga practitioner, I have experienced firsthand the benefits of sports specific massage techniques. My style of massage addresses major muscle groups with a firm, directed pressure and an understanding of the kinesiology of the muscles involved in your particular activity.
Prevention of injuries and reduced muscle and injury recovery time are but two of the benefits of Sports massage. Massage also improves circulation while removing lactic acid buildup and cellular wastes after an event or strenuous activity to help keep you performing at your best.
Therapeutic Massage is an integral part of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Whatever your health goals may be, I can customize a massage treatment session or a program to help you meet those goals. Whether you want a relaxing massage, a rejuvenating wellness massage or a session designed around low back or any body pain, I can customize an approach to each individual’s needs to help you improve your physical well being.
Myofascial release deals with the fascia, or connective tissue, of the body. The fascia is interconnected to every other part of the body, and actually helps to support the body's very structure, including the musculoskeletal system. When injury, inflammation, or physical or emotional trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain and/or restricted range of motion. Myfascial release -- as its name suggests -- aims to release the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle pressure to the restricted areas. MFR can help with a number of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related illnesses.
Experience the deeply penetrative raindrop technique. You will receive light massage, Vita Flex, and heat therapy while being treated with pure therapeutic grade essential oils. The oils are able to impact your limbic and nervous systems. Raindrop Therapy is a soothing experience that will leave you with an improved sense of wellbeing. Raindrop Therapy encourages detoxification in the body. Raindrop can be helpful in treating scoliosis, MS, pain, the effects of a stroke, and more. Raindrop technique helps the body heal itself, from physical, energetic, and emotional pains.
This technique is based on a system of points on the hands, feet and ears that correspond, or "reflex," to other areas of the body. Similar in theory to acupressure, reflexologists believe that applying appropriate pressure to these points stimulates the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or blockages throughout the entire body. A very pleasurable form of bodywork, reflexology is also used to ease stress and promote relaxation.
Sinus pressure and headaches may be remedied by applying light pressure to the sinus areas. The facial massage is done at the start of the session, while free from oil or lotion. The focused ares of a face massage is the temples, jaw, and sinus areas, where tension and discomfort are commonly held. It is then followed by a scalp and neck massage to help alleviated headache symptoms.