Information About Massage

Swedish

A combination of kneading, rolling, friction, vibration and percussion are used during this popular form of massage. The goal is to promote and stimulate blood circulation. The many benefits may include muscle relaxation, promotion of healthy skin, improvement of blood and lymph circulation, scar tissue reduction, joint mobilization, boosting immune system function, reduction of stress and so much more. During the session, you may undress to your comfort level and properly draped at all times. Scented or unscented massage oil or lotion may be applied.

Myofascial Release

Fascia is a layer of connective tissue between muscles. When there is injury, scar tissue may be formed and cause restriction in terms of range of motion. During a session, light stretching will be applied to release such restriction. I will also focus on correcting your posture which alone can cause imbalance in your body. This modality can correct many conditions such as generalized muscle pain, joint pain, whiplash, TMD, headaches and more. I was trained and certified by Til Luchau, a Rolfer, of Advanced-Trainings.com. If you need more information, go to "Wikipedia" and do a search on "Myofascial Release". They explain it very well.

Shiatsu

It is a traditional Japanese massage based on Chinese Medical theory. Literally it means finger-pressing. There is no oil used and there is no need to remove clothing. All you need is to wear a t-shirt, pants of thin material and a pair of socks. The basic theory is to remove stagnation in your body which may cause pain and soreness in your muscles. It is an excellent choice for people with mental fatugue and for people looking for general well-being. Again go to "Wikipedia" for more information. My style is based on the teaching of Namikoshi and it is done very gently on a massage table. It is about 75 min long.