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Description of Therapies Provided

This will give you an overview of some of your massage options.  Keep in mind that discussing your aches and pains with your massage therapist is the best way to find the right treatment, tailored to your needs. Massage is a great solution for athletes, runners, general stress, and pain relief.  If you’ve been injured in an accident or play sports, a massage will help you heal fast.

Massage & Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a system of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. Techniques can be applied with or without the aid of lubricants such as massage cream or oil. The purpose of the practice of massage is to enhance the general health and wellbeing of the recipient including but not limited to relief of pain, tension relief, enhanced sleep quality, decreased anxiety, greater energy improved concentration, increased circulation, reduced fatigue, etc.

Different techniques of deep tissue massage can include:

Cross Fiber Frictioning (CFF): A deep tissue technique utilizing pressure and movement perpendicular to the muscle fibers to break up adhesions and scar tissue and to trigger the muscle to relax.  Also known as “deep tissue massage.”

Trigger Point Therapy (TrP): Pressure in a single point, often focused on tender areas or muscles that are in spasm (aka a knot in a muscle). It’s used to relax the muscle, stop muscle spasms, reduce referred pain or numbness emanating from the muscle. It’s used in many types of massages, but most frequently in deep tissue massage.Face


Often referred to as acupressure or acupoint therapy, it is a type of bodywork developed in Japan. Shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points. It concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy (Qi or Ki) and restoring balance in the meridians (lines of energy in the body) and organs in order to promote self-healing. Shiatsu is effective to treat conditions of the endocrine (hormone), nervous, digestive, and circulatory body systems, among others. It is often used to treat conditions that even western medicine hasn’t been successful in treating.

Essential Oil Treatments & Consultations:

Also known as aromatherapy, it is the practice of using plant oils (not seed oils) for psychological and physical well-being. They are the “essence” of the plant and have been used as a treatment in virtually any disease or condition for thousands of years. Pure, organic, medical grade oils (like I use) are very potent and are often used in conjunction with or in place of dangerous and expensive drugs to treat things such as headaches, depression, cancer, burns, digestive disorders, fever, pain, circulatory issues, among pretty much anything else. They can be used aromatically (inhaled), topically (absorbed through the skin), or internally (often in a capsule).


Foot Reflexology and Auricular Therapy:

FootThese two treatments are based in different modalities but have similar styles of treatment for the body and both are often referred to as zone therapy. They both operate on a mix of traditional Chinese medical theory and the western ideas of body mapping on the hands, feet and ears. Certain points or zones are stimulated through pressure and can be done manually or with tools or beads. Nerve clusters located in the feet or ears have been found to have links to organs and systems in the body. They’re often used when other types of treatments or bodywork are contraindicated as in with an acute issue or fragility due to something like old age because they stimulate the organ or system to heal without working directly on that area of the body.

Craniosacral Therapy:

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid along the baby massagespinal cord and into the chambers of the brain. A practitioner carefully and gently releases fascia to allow free flow of the fluid to nourish the body’s central nervous system. It has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. It’s a very effective tool for those who may not be very receptive to other bodywork such as infants, children, and the elderly.


Reiki is a Japanese energy healing art that came into existence in Japan in the early 20th century. It can be done hands on or hands off. A practitioner accesses the flow of life energy (Ki or Qi) running through meridians or chakras and then proceeds to channel energy through their body and out through their hands to strengthen the flow of energy in the recipient. Healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.

Stretch and Exercise consultations

2Defy GravityUtilizing my experience as a massage and bodyworker and more so as a professional dancer/aerialist, I educate clients on different stretches and exercises to alleviate their issue as well as prevent future occurrences. It is a good way help relieve pain and restore function long term and break the cycle of pain, etc. Paired with bodywork, the two can be way more effective together than the sum of the two would be separately.


Do you have questions about my studio or what the optimal course of therapy is for you? I’d be happy to provide you with answers to all your questions.

What you can expect from our consultations:

  • A full check of the condition of your individual health
  • Review of any diseases, conditions you have had or have
  • Establishment of treatment or training goals
  • Development of a treatment or training plan

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