I offer Integrative Bodywork

This term is used to describe a combined approach to massage, utilizing other modalities or techniques across several styles. I am honored to offer Swedish massage in combination with deep tissue and myofascial release. I have recently added techniques from diverse styles such as Ortho-Bionomy(R) and Sports Massage to tailor massage sessions to your needs. These new techniques are especially targeted to benefit athletes, musicians, people with repetitive stress injuries, but as my regular clients will attest, you don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from some of these new techniques during your regular sessions with me.

Swedish Massage

Employing a combination of flowing and detailed strokes, this style of massage helps to stimulate blood-flow, lymphatic circulation, and promotes an overall sense of calm and well-being. The use of oil or lotion is incorporated into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience for the recipient. This popular style is known to help release tension in muscles and has been known to aide in healing after injury.

Deep Tissue

I integrate deep tissue techniques into my work. These techniques involve thoughtful and detailed work in the deeper groups of muscle, often engaging specific areas slowly with specialized use of forearm, elbow, knuckles, and fingers. Deep tissue work is beneficial for those with muscular pain and injuries.

Myofascial release

This technique is often used in conjunction with deep tissue techniques to manipulate, stretch, and loosen restrictions of the connective tissues called fascia. With focused intention, working to release the tensions within the fascia can improve movements of the joints and promote faster healing of injury.

Zen Shiatsu Massage

Utilizing finger and palm pressure (sometimes fist, knees, and elbow) on acupuncture points, the intention of this style of massage is to help achieve balance in the flow of energy along the energy channels called meridians. Stretching is also used along acupuncture points to strengthen the vital organs. This style of work is performed fully clothed without the use of oils or lotions.

Additional Techniques

Sports Massage, Trigger point release, and techniques to help manage symptoms manifesting from TMJ dysfunction. I have also trained in workshops specializing in cranial sacral and Ortho-bionomy (R) techniques as well as lymphatic drainage. These skills are incorporated into my normal full body workflow, or upon request, they can be used in a very focused way to address specific areas of pain or discomfort during your session.

Styles and techniques