Bodywork and Massage
Aromatherapy Massage/Raindrop Technique
Receive a relaxing massage using an Aromatherapy blend of your choice. The oil blends contain essential oils which are highly therapeutic, concentrated plant oils. When inhaling essential oils, the limbic system of the brain is stimulated restoring balance to stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion and immune system.
Connective Tissue Therapy
Connective Tissue Therapy is a method to affect change in the body's deeper supportive tissue. It can help relieve chronic tension, increase range of motion and improve posture. The approach is generally slower and deeper than other massage modalities.
Craniosacral therapy is a light, hands-on healing modality that helps to release tension, pain, blockages, and trauma stored in the body, mind, and/or spirit. The craniosacral system is a natural physiological one with a rhythm of its own, much like that of the heart and the respiratory system, and Maureen connects to this rhythm using gentle touch throughout the body. This process of sensing the craniosacral rhythm often engenders a state of deep relaxation, which in turn promotes the body’s innate healing response. SER is an approach that can help to process and integrate the memories, emotions, and insights that may arise spontaneously during a session and involves the use of dialogue, sound, and/or visualization with a client. This modality can address: chronic neck and back pain, migraine headaches, TMJ, insomnia, digestive issues, muscular disorders, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety, stress and tension-related problems, PTSD, emotional difficulties, latch and breastfeeding challenges.
Deep Tissue Massage/Myofascial Release
Deep Tissue or Myofascial Release offers increased mobility for chronically tight and over used muscles. Stretching and trigger point work are incorporated to provide relief of postural holding patterns and assist in creating ease and increased mobility and circulation.
If you trying to become pregnant this relaxing massage is designed for you. Fertility massage will help prepare your body and mind for pregnancy. Gentle gliding strokes are used to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, release adhesions, balance hormones, ease emotional tension and calm the nervous system. The many benefits of massage can assist a woman’s body and offer a natural means to increase fertility.
Hot Stone Massage
This specialty massage is designed to deeply relax both the body and mind. Smooth stones are heated to just the right temperature and are used to massage the body. Heat from the stones soothes and relaxes the mind while simultaneously melting away muscular tension. This ancient therapy is an effective treatment for tight and tired muscles.
Neuromuscular Therapy targets areas of muscle that are more sensitive and irritable, commonly called trigger points. It is a comprehensive method to help reduce pain, increase circulation, and improve mobility.
Now it is time to get back to yourself after birthing the baby! It is a time to relax and return to yourself. Postpartum Massage will include both Swedish and Myofascial massage techniques to relax and ease the transition of becoming a new mother.
This session is designed to provide nurturing support to the expecting mother at all stages of pregnancy. Utilizing cushions and pillows for comfort positioning, the massage will focus on relieving neck/shoulder tension, fatigue, low back tension, and sciatica.
Reflexology is a therapeutic pressure massage worked through the energy channels of the hands and feet, incorporating “reflex” areas that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body
Reiki is a gentle hands-on healing modality offering balance to the energy fields surrounding and circulating within the body. In this non-invasive treatment he client remains clothed while the therapist places the hands on certain points around the body. The session will activate the client’s natural healing process and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Swedish Massage techniques are designed to relax the muscles, quiet the nervous system and promote circulation. This relaxation massage will help to reduce emotional and physical stress and fatigue. It is often recommended as a part of a regular stress management program.
Thai Yoga Massage
Laura's blend of myofascial and traditional massage is a gentle therapy, consisting of a mixture of light stretching and massage work. During a session, hands-on massagestrokes are used in order to release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves and joints, by unblocking any scar tissue or adhesions due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissues. Then, light to moderate traction and twisting strokes are used to apply the appropriate tension on the soft tissue, and to achieve a full reflex range of the muscle. This slow and subtle technique can be used to unblock fascia and muscle throughout the body restoring total physical harmony.
This is a safe therapy that can be used as a preventative method or to promote the healing of an injured, stiff or painful muscle. However, this therapy has also been affective in treating patients with sloppy posture, chronic fatigue, severe tension and anxiety, as well as repetitive stress injuries of the muscular-skeletal system.
A typical session lasts an hour, and afterwards clients often rave about the total release of body tension they experience. This is why the treatment is often recommended to soothe a plethora of pain-associated conditions including migraine headaches, menstrual cramps, menopause-related pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, whiplash and muscle spasms.