Relaxation Massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement. Your therapist will aim to relax, revive and rejuvenate you at a massage depth that does not cause discomfort.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue or Rehabilitative massage provides relief from patterns of pain or tension and/or recovery from injury. Injuries may include repetitive use, sports or accidents. Focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (proctective layer surrounding musles, bones and joints)
Orthopedic & Sports Massage
Orthopedic massage: focuses on soft-tissue and muscle injury rehabilitation. The goal of this massage is decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, and preparing the body to return to normal daily routines and active hobbies.
Sports massage: focuses on areas overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injury and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance.
Athletes: don’t let sore muscles or injury stop you from your sport.
A nuturing and soothing
experience for the mom-to-be. This relaxing massage allows a pregnant mother to be pampered and completely unwind while relieving some of the common and chronic discomforts that develop during pregnancy.
Reflexology is an ancient Indian science based on the premise that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears. These areas correspond to all glands, organs, muscles and systems of body. One can receive this work and influence the overall health of their entire body, therefore creating deep ease and increased vitality.
Cupping/Gua Sha Therapy
Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique that opens and assists in the flow of energy called “chi” through the meridians of the body. The chi flows through every part of the body so when the cups are placed on the body along these meridians the internal energy is able to flow more effectively through the body. The cups penetrate deeply into the tissues to release harmful toxins, stagnation and blockages promoting healing and well being. Gua Sha uses special tools to draw stagnation to the surface for healing.(May be stand alone treatment or an add on to your session.)
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
This ancient Hawaiian healing is performed with long, fluid and rhythmic strokes combined with a conscious compassionate touch to relax the entire being. The Hawaiian’s look at all of life as a flow of energy and when healing is affected on one level the “whole” self, mental, emotional and spiritual can experience healing.
This ancient modality uses trigger work, kneading and stretching applied along meridians and at effective points to stimulate a healthy flow of energy throughout the body. This therapy, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is effective for addressing a wide range of conditions. It is applied through loose comfortable clothing and on a massage table.
Thai Massage was created by Buddist Monks 2800 years ago. This practice incorporates yoga, passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines. This increases flexibility, releases muscle tension and balances body systems. This Thai massage session is done on the massage table and best received in loose fitting clothes.
Hot Stone Massage
Stone massage brings the energies of the stones to remind one of their connection to Mother Earth, thus allow a feeling of warmth and ease. The stones are used as extensions of the practitioner’s hands for deep tissue treatment, detoxification, immune boost and promotion of deeper dimensions of relaxation.
On-Site Seated Chair Massage
Diane offers on-site (10 – 30 minutes) massage sessions, focusing on the back, neck and shoulders, in a specialized chair on fully clothed clients. Longer sessions may also include work on arms, hands and fingers.