My philosophy regarding modern day stress
Stress, in all it's beauty and wrath is ever present in this modern world we live in and how each of us take it on and deal with it is unique to every individual. Our body was equiped to handle very stressful situations with the "fight or flight" reflex. These days, there usually isn't a sabertooth tiger at our heals, but quite often there is a bill collecter or a deadline or a personal crisis that replaces those huge teeth quite nicely. The "fight, flight or freeze" reflex was designed to work in short bursts to help us escape immediate danger. In this modern age, it seems those teeth are constantly bared, causing a slow leak, rather than a quick burst, of that stressful "fight or flight or freeze" within us. Even though stress isn't something we can pick up or hold, our bodies certainly manifest discomfort, disease and dis-ease and I do my best to facilitate the release of that stress.
Custom made massage
If I had to put a name to the type of massage that I do, it would be intuitional massage. Each person I treat is different and I tailor each massage to fit perfectly to the individual. It's just what you need.
It took me a long time to trust my superpower (some call it a 6th sense). I believe everyone has one; it is an extension of us that becomes what we make of it, if it is recognized at all. Mine is in my hands and intuition. I can physically feel the energy stuck in the body and have the ability to persuade that energy to be unstuck and help bring balance to you. I struggle with the words to describe just exactly what I feel and how I work with your body, but I do know that you are getting so much more than just a basic massage. I'm a superhero when it comes to massage, here to save your day!
They feel so good! I don't charge extra for hot stones, I just incorporate them as I see fit it a treatment. The stones bring heat, luxury, and their own energy to a massage that can tip the scales from a good massage to a great one.
What is deep tissue, anyway? My answer: different for everyone. Some have the philosphy "go deep or go home!" If it doesn't hurt, it's not doing anything. I don't necessarily agree with that, but I appreciate the people that do and can deliver if that is what someone is looking for (custom for you). Deep tissue doesn't have to hurt, nor does it mean that I take my hands off and replace them with Jackhammers. I think about the deeper tissues in the body and how they effect the outer layers. By working with the intension of shifting deeper inner tissue of the body, the rest can shift around it, changing the pattern of tension and dis-ease.
This type of treatment focuses on the freeing of tissue around the spinal column to allow spinal fluid to flow and nourish the brain and spinal chord. I have started to incorporate some of this in my treatments and have gotten a lot of positive feedback. I look forward to getting further educated in this modality and appreciate those of you who continue to be open to trying on my newest treatments!
I enjoy this doing this type of treatment because of the magical quality of the results. Reflexology works with the feet and energy meridians of the body to bring forth any imbalances that may reside in your body. I use this treatment a lot with women who are preparing their body for pregnancy. We are lucky enough to live in an era where we can decide when we are ready to concieve; if only our bodies would comply with our adjenda! It's such a big change to your body and life to prepare for a child, and sometimes a couple reflexology treatments can help catch your body up to the place your head and heart are at.
Aaahhhhh.... Massage is such a great thing for pregnant women. I offer a pregnancy pillow to women who want to lay face down for thier massage. Prenatal massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression during pregnancy, and it feels so wonderful.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.