The ancients knew one of the ways to an aligned, healthy body was massage – writings from Rome, Greece, India, Japan, China, Egypt and Mesopotamia all reference the practice, as do passages in the Bible. Innumerable medical studies have shown massage to reduce pain, symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, bodywork has been shown to increase alertness, and positively stimulate the immune system.
Massage – What’s not to love? No matter the multiple scientific and medical benefits, we know massage feels good – and promotes a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and stress-reduction that is key for our over-taxed bodies. Massage is just plain good self-care. In my practice, I have created a soothing, peaceful atmosphere where you can immediately let go of the outside world and take a much-needed, healing break.
I offer a variety of massage modalities, listed below. Please call me to discuss which types of therapy* would best serve your body’s needs. You can book a massage or buy a gift certificate here.
• Swedish – Good for those with stiff joints, arthritis, poor circulation, and generalized pain, the variety of strokes used in Swedish massage is a good introduction to bodywork.
• Deep Tissue – An excellent technique for athletes or those working past an injury, deep tissue massage works on the muscles below the top level – relieving aches in the connective tissues below. My deep tissue work can include trigger point therapy or myofascial release, depending on your needs.
• Trigger point therapy – Deep work on nodules of muscle fibers that can be spasming and/or causing referred pain (i.e. headaches from shoulder nodules).
• Myofascial release – Used to increase range of motion, relieve pain and help with the sense of balance, this technique stretches the soft tissue, skin and muscles.
• Reflexology – This therapy works energetically by focusing on points in the hands and feet that correlate to every other area of the body (organs, glands and systems) in order to treat pain or disease.
• Sports massage – Perfect for before or after your big event, or while in training. A combination of massage modalities, sports massage sometimes incorporates assisted stretching to help increase range of motion, or focuses on one area of the body that needs the most attention (i.e. low back, hips and hamstrings for runners with sciatica).
• Reiki – An energetic balancing of body, mind and spirit, this ancient Japanese therapy can produce a sense of wellbeing, deep relaxation and emotional release.
• Craniosacral therapy – Helpful with gently releasing emotional and psychological traumas, this technique focuses on softly manipulating the skull and spine. Craniosacral therapy is especially healing and useful for infants who have had traumatic births and are experiencing issues as a result.
• Shiatsu-acupressure – Focused on the body’s energy meridians, this therapy uses hands, fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows to apply pressure to acupressure points in order to release tensions and to get energy flowing.
• Hot stone massage – Heated stones are used to apply both warmth and pressure to tense areas, working deeply into the muscles and helping them to let go. (An additional $10 fee is charged for this modality.)
*Loofah exfoliation and hot aromatherapy towels can be added for additional fee to any treatment.
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“I can in all honesty say that Jaci tailors each massage to exactly what my body seems to need whether it be post-exercise, easing some persistent aches and pains, or just plain providing the most luxurious feeling imaginable.” ~ Bill D.
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