Integrative massage addresses and integrates the physical, energetic and emotional levels of the body. Many of the strokes are related to Swedish massage, while acupressure and energy balancing techniques are also utilized. This massage is noted for being simultaneously deeply relaxing and truly invigorating.
On a physical level Integrative Bodywork releases muscle tension, increasing the circulation of blood and lymph and improving muscle tone. This creates a feeling of lightness and space in the body and encourages ease of movement. However, chronic muscle tension not only inhibits movement but also restricts breathing and inhibits the free flow of energy or Chi. This gives rise to emotional or creative blocks as well as physical problems. These blocks are addressed with more subtle techniques from craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, Reiki and polarity therapy. These modalities focus on energy distribution, balance, and release, encouraging energy to move more freely throughout the body.
As body tensions soften and energy begins to flow, a clear sense of consciousness, a renewed sense of inner joy and a greater capacity for contact with yourself and others result. The essence of this type of bodywork lies in my ability to be centered and remain truly present. The goal is to produce a sense of flowing wholeness.
What I offer is my deep intuition, that calls my hands to where work is needed. I have lost count of how many clients call my hands “magic.” Come experience it for yourself!
Prenatal massage is one of my favorite things in the world. Beyond being incredibly important for the mother to relax, it’s also teaching baby right from the start that the word is a safe and healing place. It’s working on two people at the same time! Prenatal massage is designed to reduce stress for you and your baby. It encourages circulation of blood, lymph and energy, relaxes strained muscles and facilitates opening. I offer the use of special orthopedic cushions that allow the mother to comfortably lay face down throughout the entire pregnancy. I recommend clients come every other week beginning when they feel comfortable in their pregnancy. I also offer to see clients in their home for a postnatal visit at no extra charge.