“Because of Cathy, fibromyalgia no longer rules over me. She always knows exactly what I need and customizes my massage accordingly. Her touch is pure and knowledgable. I can’t imagine going to anyone else! Thank you for giving me the power, energy, and stamina I need to do the things I love!”
Sometimes it is simple enough to say it’s a pain in the neck or point to an area that is all knotted up. I can then recommend the best form of massage to alleviate your pain or relieve your stress. Other times, you can merely tell me how you feel and I’ll use a variety of styles to create a custom session just for you. Sometimes energetic knots are the cause and are best addressed through energy work like reiki or chakra balancing. Of course, if you know what style of massage you prefer just let me know and I’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Please note pregnancy side-lying massage is limited to 30 minute or 1 hour. Pediatric massage is limited to 30 minutes. For deep tissue massage, I do not use hard pressure. Using the correct techniques allow for a healthy and pain-free outcome that you can read about here.
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Long strokes and kneading of the muscles makes this the most commonly requested massage technique. Generally used in full body sessions to promote relaxation, circulation and relief of muscle tension.
Concentrated finger pressure to tender areas and their referring patterns in the muscle which breaks the cycle of spasm and pain.
Mild hands-on stretching aimed at relieving connective tissue restrictions.
Blend of warming each layer of muscle tissue with long, slow strokes and deeper pressure releases chronic patterns of tensions, helping the body heal injuries, while improving body alignment and freedom of movement. Site specific for injuries or other chronic pain integrating Trigger Point and connective tissue therapies moving into deeper layers of the muscles.
Use of water (in all forms) to help treat the tissue. Hydrothermal therapy is used in a moist hot towel to relax the tissue. Cryotherapy is used with cold marble stones to treat acute injuries or inflamed tissue.
Joint Mobilization, Stretching, Range of Motion, Postural Integration and other exercises are used in most therapeutic sessions.
For many people, it is hard to “turn off” the brain and completely relax to benefit from their massage. You may customize your session to add in chakra balancing or energy work like Reiki. Chakra balancing is a technique that originates in India using the 7 energy centers located along our body. Depending on your needs, crystals and stones , herbs and aromas or energy work and guided meditations may be used to move the energy in a non-invasive way and allow your body, mind and spirit to completely relax.
Pediatric massage may continue beyond infancy into adolescent years. Studies have shown help in behavioral and focus of children. Special needs including autism, down syndrome, ADHD/ADD, asthmatic children, and more have integrated massage therapy as well for calming and muscle development.