Modalities

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils. If you wish, we can use aromatherapy, for it would further enhance your holistic healing experience.

Connective Tissue Therapy (CTT) is gentle work that releases the restrictions of fascia rather than working directly on muscles.

Fascia sheaths the muscles. It is believed that tightness of the fascia causes muscle restrictions and decreases blood supply which lends to pain and decreased range of motion.

Fascia's unique quality is its elasticity. CTT lengthens and expands the fascia. Through gentle sustained pressure to stretch and lengthen fascia, CTT helps fascia become more hydrated and elastic.

The results are amazing; pain relief and increased ROM are reported and clients often exclaim their amazement at the effectiveness of such gentle touch therapy .

 

Lomi Lomi (Temple Style) Massage is an ancient Hawaiian healing art practiced by native Hawaiians. Before we begin the hands-on Lomi massage, the interesting history of Lomi Lomi will be shared with you along with a Hawaiian Healing Intention Ritual.

Lomi Lomi is known for its long flowing dance-like strokes by utilizing the forearms for circles and figure eights movement.  The music is more dynamic,  there's soothing drumming and gorgeous melodic chants. 

Sacred Lomi's oil blends are used:  Ke Akua for Higher Consciousness, Ke Aloha for Joy & Recovery, and Mana for Life Force & Abundance.

You're invited to simply surrender into the beautiful, flowing movements that replicate the wind and waves of a tropical island.

 

 

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) assists the nervous system's relationship to the musculoskeletal system by bringing forth homeostasis.

NMT encompasses a holistic approach towards healing for when there is a balance between these two systems, chronic pain and dysfunction is reduced.

The technique entails finger and thumb strokes to glide (effluerage) across muscle spasms, assess soft-tissue and locate trigger points, and compress trigger points in order to release and "melt" the tissue rather than employing forceful methods to release and relax the spasms.

 

Oncology Massage  provides safe, effective massage for people with cancer and cancer histories.  

I've recently completed Tracy Walton & Associates, LLC, course Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring For Clients With Cancer.   Your session will be customized to work around side-effects and complications of radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and medications.  Blood counts are considered also.

Adjustments are made for the survivor and thriver too, for example if lymph nodes were removed or bone metastases are present.

Oncology Massage Benefits:

Reduces Anxiety

Eases Pain

Helps Control Nausea

Improves Sleep and Eases Fatigue

(Source: https://www.tracywalton.com/faqs-new/#1)

Your first session will be 90 minutes long for it involves a thoughtful and sensitive conversation on health history and expectations prior to the hands-on massage.  Once you're on the massage table, careful attention to your well-being entails a slow and gentle session for your comfort. 

There is no rush.  Enjoy the peace.  

Polarity Therapy is energy work and invokes a feeling of stillness.

Polarity promotes the flow of life energy throughout the body with light & firm pressure contacts, holding, gentle rocking & stretching.  

Polarity therapy gives you the chance to catch your breath, quiet your mind and integrate all of the therapy work that had just been done.

 

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Reiki is administered by "laying on of hands" and techniques such as this have been practiced for thousands of years. The Japanese concept of Reiki is translated as "Universal Life Energy."

 

Swedish Massage warms up the muscles and increases circulation with short and long flowing strokes such as rubbing, kneading and compression of the tissues. The pace is a smooth ongoing flow.

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