Also referred to as Swedish Massage, this type of massage is a very relaxing style of bodywork. It uses oil or lotion to glide with an array of long, flowing strokes. It may be combined with rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation.
This style of massage is most popular for those wanting to experience a calming sense of wellbeing, as it is very soothing and tranquil.
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.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscle and connective 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.
Deep Tissue Massage sessions tend to be more focused, using slower strokes and direct deep pressure. This releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body. Therapeutic massage helps loosen muscle tissue, releases toxins from the muscles, and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
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 pain 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.
Common sports injuries such as ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, groin pull, hamstring strain, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, shin splints, swimmer's shoulder, tennis/golfer's elbow, rotator cuff issues and more can be addressed with sports massage. Increased range of motion, flexibility, and decreased muscle soreness can also give you a competitive edge.
Whether you are a fitness novice, or an elite competitor, this treatment brings performance results.
Kinesio Taping® is the original, definitive rehabilitative taping method within the international medical community. Developed in the 1970s, it is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Kinesio Tex Tape is completely latex free and made from the highest quality materials, thus it can be used by patients of every age and condition for 3-5 days per application.
Kinesio Tape has the ability to:
• Re-educate the neuromuscular system
• Reduce pain, inflammation, and bruising
• Relax tight muscles or facilitate weak ones
• Prevent injury
• Promote increased circulation and healing
RockTape developed revolutionary taping methods and Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) strategies to improve movement patterns by activating the sport-specific kinetic chains to enhance performance. Taping movements, not muscles, distinguish RockTape techniques from other kinesiology taping methods. This approach integrates innovative mobility and stability strategies to help you go stronger, longer.
• 180% elasticity, optimal for taping entire facial chain
• Stronger adhesive, great for endurance athletes
As both a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and FMT Certified RockTape professional, I can implement the most appropriate taping techniques to provide you with the best possible results.
or $20+ for a stand-alone service.
LaStone Therapy® is the movement that started it all. The visions from Mary Nelson brought the use of stones into modern bodywork sessions. This treatment involves the use of heated and chilled stones, known as geo-thermo-therapy, applied to specific areas of the body in various ways to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in the muscle tissue.
The physiological benefits of alternating temperatures to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven. The stones do this so eloquently, bringing about harmony and healing.
Muscles that are heated with warmed basalt stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The soothing heated stones bring oxygenated blood to the area, increasing lymph flow and metabolism.
The cold marble stones reduce pain while pushing away unwanted congestion, inflammation and blockages. It is the true healing temperature.
In this way, the use of alternating temperatures brings about healing, balance and rejuvenation. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and grounding.
DeepStone Therapy takes this treatment a bit further. It involves deep tissue massage with the extensive use of cold stones to address specific muscular issues. The cool temperature efficiently and effectively sculpts the body back to a harmonious state of well being.
As Ohio's first and only certified Master LaStone Therapist (MLST), I can deliver a stone massage experience like no other.
Over 10,000 years ago the ancestors of Native American tribes began offering stones to the body for wellness. Stone Medicine brings ancient teachings combined with modern science to the professional massage setting while ceremonially honoring and respecting the ancestors.
Stone Medicine, known as ‘Inyan Pejuta’ in the Lakota language, involves using heated and chilled stones combined with traditional Native American ceremonies to bring relief and wellness to the body and spirit. These indigenous healing methods have been passed down for many generations.
The techniques of Stone Medicine are not just intended to affect the physical body, but the emotions and the spirit as well. In turn, by clearing the body of negative energies and reconnecting it to the healing energies of the earth, the body's ability to heal itself is reestablished.
Specific issues may be addressed using one or more Sacred Strokes. Grief, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and other physical and emotional conditions may call upon the treatment plans of Rebuilding the Lodge, Grandmother Cedar, White Bear, Horse or Elk. Wolf and Buffalo bring strength in relationships, finding your voice, moving forward, balance and empowerment. Other techniques of the Cricket, Rattle Snake, and Salmon may be used to enhance the healing energies of the session. Others may find benefits in the gifts of the Winter Warrior, a deep tissue cold stone treatment.
This method of healing goes beyond ordinary hot stone massage. You will be connected to a deeper understanding of Stone Tribe wisdom.
Not to be confused with the modern day Rain Drop Technique, Rain Bath Ceremony is an ancient Native American healing modality that has been passed down for many generations. This unique form of aroma therapy rebalances the physical through affecting the nervous system with plant oils, aromas, and healing stones.
This is a neurological treatment that assists the body with detoxification, eloquently blending modern science with ancient tradition.
This treatment is a very gentle and non-invasive method of alleviating stress and anxiety, helping to restore balance to the body's chemistry. A variety of physical ailments can be affected by the energies of essential oils. Rain Bath Ceremony cleanses, protects, nurtures, and enhances the nervous system.
When an individual is out of balance physically, spiritually, or emotionally, they are not in harmony with the natural rhythms of Mother Earth. A reconnection is imperative to restore well being. This treatment reestablishes this connection, using the gifts from the Rooted Ones and the Stone Tribe.
Detox - moves the fluids of the body to assist with detoxification. This ancient recipe is the original inspiration for Rain Bath. This blend of oils is great for anyone trying to flush toxins and contaminants from their system, ranging from stress hormones to other substances that inhibit wellness. Expelling unwanted chemicals from the body will enhance the neurological system, restoring balance and harmony.
Awaken - helps with lethargy, fatigue, and depression. This offering is energizing as well as comforting. This combination of oils is also good for someone who feels as if they might be coming down with a cold or flu, as it stimulates the immune system.
Dream Weaver - improves various sleep disorders. May be helpful with sleep apnea, insomnia, restlessness, night sweats, nightmares, and other sleep disturbances. Enhances the ability to remember dreams as it calms and relaxes the individual allowing them to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Grounding - brings strength, stability and focus to those who are feeling spacey or disconnected. This remedy helps one to stay connected and rooted to Mother Earth. People who are not able to concentrate due to stress or worry will find this treatment helpful.
Vision - assists with seeing clearly on an energetic level when one needs to make decisions about life issues. Vision also helps one define goals and future plans with contemplative consideration. It enhances dream time to find answers. Get inspired! See the possibilities from a new perspective.
Note: Due to the potency of the oils used, this treatment may not be appropriate for every client.
Migraine Miracle® is a natural, safe, holistic and uniquely instinctual method for relieving the symptoms of migraine headaches. This treatment incorporates cold stone therapy, proprietary essential oil blends and pressure point massage. This method provides a renewed sense of balance and harmony along with dramatic relief from migraine headaches without the use of prescription drugs.
Whether your headaches are triggered from stress, environmental agitation (such as seasonal allergies), hormonal imbalance, or food, this treatment brings relief.
Lomilomi is the Hawaiian word for "massage". It is part of a larger native Hawaiian tradition of healing and natural body care. According to Hawaiian tradition, all living beings are seeking a state of balance and love in the world. During a Lomilomi session, focus is not only on relaxing the body through gentle touch, but also on reviving the spirit and filling the body with the energy of love.
The style offered follows the teachings of "Auntie Margaret" Mochado, known as the "Kona method". The purity of the techniques used in this session allows the authentic essence of the work to emerge.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right at the workplace. A specialized ergonomic chair is used for the massage, which is done over the clothing.
With seated massage, extra focus can be given to the neck, shoulders, low back, and other areas known to hang on to stress and tension. Chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into busy schedules. It's a great alternative to a coffee break because it leaves you feeling relaxed yet refreshed and energized at the same time. Decreased stress leads to increased focus and productivity.
Great for company events, employee appreciation days, health fairs and wellness events.
2 hour minimum. Contact me for pricing details.