The phrase "no pain, no gain" is a myth. Sometimes massage can be uncomfortable when dealing with old injuries or chronic pain patterns. However, it is imperative that the therapist stay within the clients "comfort zone" to this regard. The client has the responsibility of communicating their pain threshold during their massage to ensure their comfort during the session. Open communication is key. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, it doesn't necessarily mean the pressure has to be hard.
The practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological mood and physical well-being. Therapeutic essential oils can be applied topically during a massage or inhaled to stimulate a desired response. Please notify your therapist of any known allergies. Ask about our dōTERRA products!
Swedish massage is the best known type of massage in the West and perhaps one of the most relaxing. This basic modality has 5 styles of strokes used. Effleurage (long gliding strokes), Petrissage (kneading the muscle belly), Tapotement (rhythmic tapping), Friction (cross fiber or with fiber), and Vibration & Shaking. Swedish massage can vary from light and relaxing to invigorating. These techniques are done in the direction of the blood returning back to the heart to increase circulation. Soothing and beneficial for well-being.
Intra-oral treatments for head, neck, & jaw
Intra-oral massage is not something to be intimidated by. If you are someone who suffers from severe and frequent headaches or migraines, jaw soreness and/or clenching, teeth grinding, neck tightness, and even ear pain, an intra-oral session might be just what you need to help alleviate some of these symptoms before resulting to pain medications. Treatment consists of assessment and massage to the shoulders, neck, face & scalp muscles for the first 40 minutes, during the last 20 minutes of the session gloves are worn to perform massage to the masseter, pterigoid & buccinator muscles found inside the mouth. This will loosen the fascia (connective tissue) around the shoulders, head & neck and create pressure release and drainage around the temporal-mandibular joint in the mouth.
sports cupping (silicone)
Cupping has been around for thousands of years dating back to early Egypt, China and Greece. Over the years, China has provided extensive research on the benefits and effectiveness of cupping. The suction and negative pressure created by massage cupping over the muscle tissue releases rigid soft tissue, breaks up and drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesion's and lifts connective tissue, and brings blood and lymph flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Stationary and massage cupping are most commonly used on the back, neck, and shoulders. With the use of silicone cups, they can also be applied to knees, elbows, shoulders, hips, and even the face. The intensity of the suction can always be adjusted to the clients preference by simply squeezing the cup to let out or add more pressure. Cupping should not be used for 24 hours post injury.
Oncology massage can be very beneficial for people living with cancer. Massage will not spread cancer or effect pre, post or ongoing cancer treatments, but can be beneficial in pain reduction, better quality of life during daily living activities, improved sleep habits, nausea relief, decrease in anxiety, and a stronger immune system. Massage may boost the number of natural killer cells and lymphocytes (both known to play an important role in immune defense) in women with breast cancer, according to a 2004 study. I have proper training and education to deliver a safe and effective oncology massage to clients in need of pain relief. We will address and discuss what is safe and effective for your individual stage of health.