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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Chinese Fire Cupping
Cupping therapy is a form of healing that has been used for centuries with the earliest accounts emerging from Egyptian hieroglyphic writings dated around 3,500 years ago. Aside from the Egyptians, the Greeks, Persian, Arabs, North American Indians and Eastern Asians have also widely used cupping for healing various ailments. Chinese cupping therapy is the most well-known of all forms of cupping. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Kinesiology Taping is a rehabilitating technique which gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
When you experience relaxation massage, you can expect a treatment that involves: Long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. Spa like treatment that is relaxing, nurturing, calming the body, mind, emotions, and every aspect of your being.
Therapeutic Massage focuses on correcting a physical problem, pain, or dysfunction. The clinical therapy session and subsequent sessions follow a treatment plan that I develop that has short and long term end-goals in place that aim to resolve the client’s/patient's/athlete's problem or complaint. Clinical treatment should NOT be on-going because once the problem or complaint has been addressed, the client’s therapy ends.
Aromatherapy is included with all treatments. We use a full spectrum of essential oils from Snow Lotus located in Sonoma, CA.
Snow Lotus oils are certified organic by trusted agencies (Ecocert, Ceres, Qualite-France, etc.) in their country of origin, as well as certified NOP organic by the USDA. The result is essential oils that are guaranteed fully potent and bioavailable when used for treatment purposes.
Quality and full potency has always been the guiding principle at Snow Lotus. To produce premier quality essential oils, plants need to be harvested at peak times and steam distilled over an extended length of time using low temperature steam, as is the traditional manner. These artisan oils retain almost the entire range of their chemical components, thereby closely maintaining the rich spectrum of fragrance and concentrated properties found in the living plant.
It is our firm belief that these small batch, full-spectrum artisan distillations are superior in every way to large-scale commercially produced products. Snow Lotus artisan essential oils maintain the inherent vitality and therapeutic potential of each oil, something that is greatly lost and altered in the commercial process of improper harvesting, extraction using chemical solvents and final standardization using industrial fragrance chemicals.
In addition, Snow Lotus essential oils support the widening global movement that strives to uplift and strengthen cultural, ecological, and biological diversity and sustainability.
Snow Lotus essential oils are the very definition of what an ‘Artisan Essential Oil’ is and should be.