I offer both traditional table massage (1-hr) and Thai massage (2-hr) sessions.
Traditional Table Massage
In a typical massage session, I will incorporate multiple techniques including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular, and a variety of assisted stretching. As an energetic bodyworker, I will also organically incorporate Reiki and elements of Polarity and Integrated Energy Therapy. I would classify my offering as "energy-infused massage'. The use of essential oils is a standard part of all of my massages. 1-hour sessions: $65. (Tuesday and Friday mornings.)
Thai massage (Nuad Bo-Rarn) is an ancient practice that combines gentle stretching, joint opening, rhythmic compression, and acupressure along the SEN (energy) lines of the body. It is very different from traditional, western massage therapies. The client is fully clothed and lying on a comfortable Thai mat on the floor. Rather than stroking the muscles, the body is rocked, stretched, compressed, and gently moved into passive yoga stretches in order to relieve tension and restore the flow of vital energy in the body. The work is both fluid and deeply relaxing -- like a dance of breath and gentle movement. I see Thai massage as a sacred practice, honoring mind, body and spirit. It is the perfect union of all of the bodywork modalities I’ve studied to date: massage, energy work, yoga and Polarity.
Thai massage helps to ease muscle tension, increase flexibility and range of motion, and stimulate circulation. It calms the nervous system, energetically balances the body and promotes a deep sense of relaxation. For many, traditional Thai massage is also a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the Buddhist practices of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion.) These techniques, when shared by practitioner and client, help bring the treatment session to a deep and focused level.
Thai massage is a slow, nurturing practice. 2-hour sessions: $120. (Tuesday and Friday mornings.)