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Intuitive pressure; full body focused.
I invite you to relax with soothing music, sweet aroma, and a skillful touch that reduces your stress and enhances circulation. Your body will feel rejuvinated as pathways have will open up and where ever there was tightness and pain, you will begin to experience relief. This massage is intended to loosen up the tightness that originates in the fascial and muscular tissue to clear stagnation(circulation/energetic). A variety of tools can be implemented into this massage to allow the tissue to receive better oxygen and release wastes; a prerequisite for healing a recovery.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep pressure; focused on specific problem related areas.
This massage implements intuition and advanced skill that is based on years of working with the human anatomy. Intended to get deep into the root of the tension that is causing discomfort/pain.
Hot stone, cupping, microcurrent point stimulation, trigger point therapy, stretching (Thai and Sports), are used to effectively to restore balance to the body. Because all anatomical imbalances have specific very specific patterns, this massage tends to focus intensely on those areas relating to the problem instead of being a full body experience. This massage is great for helping with chronic neck/back/hip pain, sciatica, piriformis syndrom, whiplash, TMJ, etc.
Traditional Thai Massage takes place on the mat on the floor. It's nickname is assisted Yoga massage because it provides invigorating yet relaxing stretches that open the body and increase energy flow throughout the body. While focusing on the breath and healing intension we become fully present for the experience.
Thai massage originates in Thailand and is said to be developed by the Buddha's physician and have roots deep in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a highly energetic based massage and takes into account all of the meridians and acupressure points that are relative for releasing the related energetic blockages.
Electric Finger Massage
Using the technology of NES Health, I create an electrical circuit between you and me. Current is passed directly from my hands to your body and I am able to set the specific frequencies on the miHealth while working over the areas of your body which need rejuvination and energetic flow. This is an relaxing and invigorating experience. Because our body runs on current for all cellular functions including brain function, heart function, and recovery from injury it makes sense to give it just that!
Recommended time for treatment is 30 minutes and makes a great addition to a traditional massage session.
Cupping (Myofascial + Meridian)
Cupping is a fantastic as a stand alone treatment or can be included in any therapeutic/deep tissue massage. I use silicon cupping, plastic/glass suction cups, and fire cupping.
Cupping therapy is a technique that creates a negative pressure rather than tissue compression (used in traditional massage). The massage therapist places the cup(s) on the back of the client and uses a suction pump to create the negative pressure which then draws the tissue up inside the cup. The cups are then left in place for 5-15 minutes, or can be slowly moved around the area being treated. The action of this technique is used to release rigid soft tissue, break up lactic acid in the muscles, drain excess fluids and toxins, loose adhesion, lift connective tissue, and bring increased blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Cupping therapy is used for chronic deep muscle pains, injuries of all types, bad posture, digestive issues, fibromyalgia , asthma and pneumonia, cellulite, and high blood pressure.
What are the red marks?
The most common and unfortunate misconception concerning cupping therapy is the discoloration left on the skin. The discoloration is created by the negative pressure bringing toxins and lactic acid to the surface of the tissue. These discolorations are NOT bruises. The discoloration usually lasts 5-10 days depending on the toxicity of the body.
Effective cupping treatments available:
- Detoxification Treatment
- Frozen Shoulder Treatment
- Sciatica Treatment
- Digestion Treatment
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Sports Injury Treatment
- Car Accident Treatment
- Deep Muscle Pain Relief
What is CBD(cannabidiol)?
CBD is an organic compound found in the hemp plant that has many medicinal qualities known to mammals. Because we contain a system of receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system, it is therefore a substance that is readily absorbed into the body and immediately effective. These receptors for CBD are found in the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and reproductive systems.
What CBD Products are used? Will it get me high?
CBD productive I use are derived from the hemp plant (in the cannabis family) and contains a high concentration of CBD. It does not contain THC, therefore it cannot get you high.
How is it used in massage?
The session will begin by applying the CBD product on your spine to stimulate the nerves that feed your entire body. Next, the product is worked into your problem areas for the duration of your service. Hot stone is a great way to increase the absorption and effect of the CBD lotion/gel.
What are the actual benefits?
Scientific data has backed up CBD's ability to reduce anxiety, inflammation, pain, arthritis, sleep disorders, spasms, and neurological disorders such as epilepsy, parkinson's, and MS.
Microcurrent Point Stimulation
This modality can be a stand-alone treatment or included in any therapeutic/deep tissue massage.
How Does it Work?
Dolphin Neurostim locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to acupuncture & trigger points for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers). The Dolphin is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.
Through understanding the principles of chinese medicine and modern neurology, these microcurrent devices are effective at targeting areas of pain and relieving them of blockages.
What is the history of current used as a therapy?
Microcurrent therapy has its roots all the way back in time to ancient Greece! Hippocrates, the father of electro-therapy, was reported to submerge pain patients into barrels of water with electrical eels for therapeutic purposes. Another version of treatment applied during the period of 50 AD, was the “Seashore Treatment,” which involved the patient placing one foot on an electric fish and the other foot on wet sand to complete the electrical circuit (ouch!). It was reported this form of treatment was used to help patients who suffered with pain, headaches, and gout. Thereafter, electrical energy has been used for treating health conditions and pain relief has evolved to the point of the application of bio–electrical stimulation (E–Stim) in various forms. Electrical energy has been a mainstay of physical medicine for many decades.
How does it work on a scientific level?
MPS Therapy produces microcurrent, pulsed stimulation at a current density that is not sufficient to excite motor nerves. Similar to ALTENS in current and frequency, MPS Therapy has a current strength of 50 – 800 microamps (millionth of amps), which is much lower. This microstimulation, hundreds of times less than traditional TENS devices, is delivered at an amplitude that is reported to resonate with the nervous system and influence dramatic cellular changes in organs, tissues and fascia. For this, MPS Therapy has been called “microcurrent biostimulation” because of its reported benefits on cellular physiology and growth.
Let’s talk a bit more about what goes on in electrical stimulation. The flow of electrons is called a current, and there are two general types of current. Direct Current is more or less even flow in one direction (MPS). Alternating Current (AC) is the back and forth flow of currents which powers most of our household appliances and traditional TENS (Transcutaneous Electro Nerve Stimulator) devices.
In the 1960s when Melzack and Wall developed the Gate Control Theory, which stated that AC stimulation provides a “competitive inhibition,” blocking the pain impulses from site to brain. Soon after, manufacturers began developing AC TENS units for pain management and rehabilitation applications.In the 1970’s another discovery by Dr. Bruce Pomeranz, the father of neuro–endocrinology, proved the release of beta–endorphins through the pituitary gland using low frequency (2-4hz) DC current. This new application, ALTENS (acupuncture like TENS) introduced another new generation of electro–therapy devices on the market that used this direct current (DC) rather than AC. And this is how microcurrent was born, specifically Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy.
Another secret to successfully treating pain with microcurrent lies in the delivery system itself. By concentrating the direct current into a point, the stimulation evokes a slight “needle like” pinch, mimicking the therapeutic effects of traditional acupuncture and providing additional therapeutic benefits. Together, the cellular changing benefits of microcurrent applied to key acupuncture pain points can produce powerful functional changes in our bodies.
Described as a keyboard to the nervous system, the ear is loaded with many acupuncture points that when stimulated with microcurrent cause a relaxing effect on the body and shunt energy to specific organs.
This technique is designed to work as a diagnostic and a treatment tool as the spots that are tender can indicate imbalance in that correlated area of the body.
A 15-30minutes treatment prior to a massage can put the body-mind in a blissful state and allow the muscles to be more receptive to bodywork.
Furthermore, this tool can specifically be used to block out pain in the body through a series of points recognized by the U.S. Military. They refer to it as Battlefield Acupuncture. Devised by a radiological oncologist, Richard Niemtzow MD, it is a practiced as soldiers have tiny gold needles placed in specific areas of the ear. When stimulated, they are effective in reducing the pain in the body.
Advanced Scar Therapy
Scar therapy is a perfect add on treatment for anybody wanting to reduce their scar tissue.
Aside from the cosmetic aspect, scar tissue can cause blockages for energy flow in Chinese Meridians. This blockage can reduce the flow of energy on specific energy pathways and lead to pain in a specific areas.
This means that surgical invasion into the body can cut fascial lines and reduce communication in the body. It is not until we treat these scars that communication is restored and the body can heal itself. For example, when energy is severaly blocked on the Small Intestine Meridian (Start on the Pinky finger) the person affected can develop malfunction in the gastrointestinal tract.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Gua sha is a powerful healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is a method in which an instrument is used in a unidirectional, press-stroking manner, to release stagnant tissues. By releasing stuck and toxic energy from the muscles with Gua Sha, clients often experience immediate relief that is long lasting. Gua Sha is also a wonderful diagnostic tool that goes well with many massage and other healing modalities.
Modern research shows the transitory therapeutic petechiae produces an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single treatment.