Swedish Massage uses a variety of hand movements to relax and warm muscle tissue in preparation for deeper work, stretches muscles fibers, breaks up adhesions, stimulates the nervous system, improves circulation and promotes relaxation. In addition, massage increases the supply of fresh nutrients to the tissues, aids in the elimination of toxins, improves muscle tone, increases range of motion and calms nervous tension.
Sports Massage is a combination modality, drawing on a variety of resources to benefit today’s health-conscious athlete. Let me help you get into the shape you want… and stay that way.
Maintenance Massage aids in injury prevention, soft tissue repair, priming for an event, speeds up the healing process, promotes decreased recovery time, and increases balance and performance.
Using Deep Tissue Therapy and Trigger Point work we focus on Myofascial restrictions and adhesions in specific patterns to facilitate the body’s ability to heal, release tension, and affect proprioception.
Pre-Natal Massage: Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Swedish massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy - during the first, second or third trimester.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support physical health and well-being. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds of flowers and plants in a highly concentrated form. Inhaled, they can influence areas of the brain inaccessible to conscious control, such as emotions and hormonal responses. A customized, synergistic blend is created for you, based on your input, and added to the massage cream. Use in massage can enhance the benefits of bodywork on the muscular, lymphatic, and nervous systems. All uses of essential oils increase harmony and balance.
Foot Reflexology: A unique system of foot massage based on holistic principles and springing from the same Chinese roots as acupuncture. By locating and massaging the reflexology points on the foot, which relate to the different parts of the body, we can correct the imbalance of energy which can cause stress and ill health. Foot reflexology is a manual technique which was developed from ancient knowledge into a highly respected energy modality. The stimulus it gives to the local blood supply during a session is accompanied by an improvement in the functioning of organs, glands, muscles and nerves.
Chair Massage: A great way to introduce massage; in a Wellness Fair (health organizations, sports shops, businesses), at a Sports Events (golf tournament, marathons, volleyball), Professionals Retreat, Ladies (or Gents) Spa Day, and Social Events (real estate promo, birthday parties, etc.). Can arrange for additional therapists if event is large.
Hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is the skill of relaxing, developing an internal focus and accessing the unconscious, intuitive mind in ways that support the body, mind, and spirit connection. The hypnotic state is a state of relaxed concentration, which anyone can enter easily and comfortably. The Hypnotherapist guides you into a naturally occurring altered state of consciousness, and teaches you techniques that will allow you to use your natural ability to change the way you think, feel or behave. A Hypnotherapist is a teacher, a motivator, a coach and a guide whose goal is to assist you in resolving normal problems of living such as…Stress reduction, Pain management, Habit control, Self-esteem, Fears or anxieties, Achieving goals and Performance issues.
Reiki: A healing modality that is a safe, natural and holistic way of treating acute and chronic conditions. Reiki is very subtle, gentle and relaxing, yet is very powerful. By connecting with the “Universal Life Force” that is all around us, we channel the energy through our hands to facilitate healing. Reiki offers balance in our very busy lives. A complete full body Reiki treatment is recommended on a regular basis for preventative health care. It can also be used with other healing modalities to facilitate deeper healing.
Chair Massage with Kimberly @ Fleet Feet, Aptos CA