For many of my clients massage is a necessity, not a luxury.
I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including: Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, and Trigger Point therapy. I’m an aromatherapist; I use essential oils when clients ask for them. I also use Reiki when requested. Both techniques help to create a more serene and peaceful environment, which encourages the release of mind and body tension.
Swedish massage is specifically used to increase blood flow, circulation to the heart, and oxygen in the blood. I use a variety of strokes and pressures, and specialize in stress-spot massage. My main focus is often on the neck and shoulders, because this is where so many of us feel and hold on to stress.
For chronic pain or to break up and eliminate scar tissue, I do deep tissue massage, by applying pressure across the grain of the muscle instead of with it. Because I’m concentrating on the problem and painful area, my clients may sometimes experience some slight soreness either during the massage or directly afterwards. However, because the therapeutic effect of this deep tissue massage is lasting, I believe that it’s well worth the temporary discomfort. In body therapies, particularly those of East Asian cultures, the age-old wisdom says that if a therapy causes some discomfort, then the body was very much in need of that treatment.
Trigger point therapy is like reflexology for the entire body. Certain points on our bodies correspond directly to specific organs and muscle structures in our bodies. When I apply sustained pressure to these points, tension, discomfort and soreness gradually disappear.
Rates: Studio 133 East 58, 15th Floor, $200
Rates: In home, $200 (Client Provides Massage Table)