Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that uses firm pressure to target deep muscle adhesions and connective tissue layers. It is effective for relieving chronic pain, muscle tension, and addressing specific problem areas such as back pain, neck pain, and muscle injuries. I use many special techniques from orthopedic, structural integration, and clinical bodywork to provide you with deep, pain-relieving treatment. I use cross-fiber friction, active release, muscle energy, and more techniques combined with tools to get results. It's common to experience some soreness after a deep tissue massage, similar to the feeling after a strenuous workout. Whether your symptoms are due to overuse, injury, or prolonged muscle tension, come see me and experience the transformative benefits of deep tissue massage.
For Thai Massage you wear your own comfortable stretchy clothes and receive bodywork on a comfortable mat on the floor, or on a massage table. I'm gentle while going deep. I'm trained in the Northern style so I know how to skillfully employ my feet to administer deep, sustained pressure. I harness the power of my entire body using feet, knees, elbows, forearms, palms, and thumbs to perform therapeutic work. I combine acupressure, stretches, and movement techniques in my extensive repertoire. I'm an expert in Thai Massage with certifications from multiple Thai instruction programs including Deon DeWitt, Shama Kern, Patrick Ingrassia, and Ralf Marzen. Whether you seek the traditional Thai experience on a mat, the added comfort of a massage table, or even the unique sensation of being walked on, I am adept at delivering it all. I have great success rate in helping people feel better - Randy
I'm an advanced practitioner of Temple Style Lomi Lomi. This Hawaiian bodywork uses long flowing strokes that mimic the movements of the ocean. The receiver lays on a heated hydraulic massage table, is coated in coconut oil, and has minimal draping. Long flowing moves help you relax but the work can be deep too.
An intense massage therapy session designer to target specific problem areas. Prior to your session, you'll receive a comprehensive intake form, and through thoughtful discussion, we'll collaboratively develop a personalized workplan tailored to your unique needs.
This comprehensive approach draws upon an array of specialized techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Structural Integration, manual therapy, Thai massage, Myofascial Release, stretching, and the empowering Coaching the Body (CTB) method. Throughout this process, an extensive toolkit is employed to enhance the effectiveness of our work together.
As a certified practitioner of Clinical Bodywork, trained at the renowned Coaching The Body™ Institute in Chicago by Chuck Duff, I hold specialized certifications as a CTB™ Shoulder and Sciatica/Hip Specialist. My expertise extends to in-depth client condition assessments, a profound understanding of muscular anatomy, and a keen awareness of Trigger Point pain referral patterns. I am well-versed in the nuanced techniques and tools integral to this holistic system.
My skill set also includes the art of coaching clients and assisting them with self-care strategies, contributing to the long-lasting benefits of our sessions. I take pride in my track record of achieving exceptional results and helping individuals on their journey towards improved well-being.
Swedish massage techniques include effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction and vibration. It uses long, smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on the topmost layer of muscles to promote relaxation.
This technique applies gentle sustained pressure that is normally held for at least 3 minutes each to allow fascia to elongate. I completed all the core classes of the John Barnes Myofascial Release method and interned with John in his Sedona clinic.
I have completed the James Waslaski Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage classes and am proficient in his techniques including the treatment of frozen shoulders.
Designed for athletes and active individuals, this massage can help to improve flexibility, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance overall performance.
I'm certified by ACE in vacuum massage cupping therapy and have multiple cups in my studio for various applications for treating cellulite or issues in the fascia.
Stretching helps muscles release and improves range of motion. It release endorphins which is a natural feel good hormone in the body. Stretch sessions are easier fully clothed and I switch between the mat and table to get optimum results.
An Esalen Massage is an inward journey rather than purely a therapeutic treatment. Through long strokes, a slow pace, and pauses, you are invited to return to your natural state of balance and alignment. Transformation occurs not through deep-tissue work but rather through an active participation between giver and receiver.
I've completed the Gayle MacDonald curriculum for Massage for People Living with Cancer. I'm comfortable and have the knowledge to work with clients who have ports installed and may be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
If the pool is warm this massage therapy option has you receiving bodywork while you float. For the brave I can take you underwater in interesting dives. This style of massage is particularly effective for those who have suffered from trauma.
If you need some emotional support by touch I can help. I'm Cuddlist trained to provide professional cuddle therapy. I'm experienced at providing professional touch in a safe environment, and am well-versed in consent and follow a code of conduct that sets the conditions for a great session.
Other massage techniques I can use include, trigger point, aromatherapy, geriatric, chair massage, and lymphatic drainage. If you are looking for a technique that is not listed then ask me about it.