Lymphatic Drainage Back to Top
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Deep Tissue Massage Back to Top
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to RESOLVE tension in the SUPERFICIAL & deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Medical Massage Back to Top
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis.
THE USE OF HOT/COLD STONES IS VERY POWERFUL IN GETTING FAST RESULTS. IT SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY A QUALIFIED LaSTONE THERAPIST!
Sports Massage Back to Top
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for isolated work to a specific area. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Thai Yoga Massage Back to Top
Thai Yoga Massage combines passive yoga-like stretching with gentle pressure along your body’s natural energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle tension, and enhance your overall well-being. The session is performed on a special mat on the floor or table, leaving you with a deeply nourished, relaxed and energized feeling. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a full range of motion during the stretches.
Please specify floor mat when making reservation!
Shiatsu Massage Back to Top
Shiatsu Massage is a Japanese form of massage. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Swedish Massage Back to Top
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Pregnancy Massage Back to Top
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. The benefits are profound for the reduction of ACUTE OR CHRONIC pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues. Special training & sidelying pillow system are a must & used exclusively in my practice
Extended times & series discount for monthly booking!
Trigger Point Therapy Back to Top
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
MYOFASCIAL THERAPY 5 series Back to Top
Myofascial work or “Postural Integration” is a scientifically validated system of restructuring the human body. It releases the body from life-long patterns of tension and allows gravity to naturally realign them. This SUPERFICIAL and DEEP therapy is highly effective for improving posture, reducing or eliminating chronic pain, and releasing long-term emotional and mental stress.
A typical treatment (called a “5 series”) consists of 5 weekly or bi-weekly, 75 minute sessions, with each session focusing on a certain area of your body. These sessions are organized into a specific sequence to most effectively realign the entire body. When the treatment is completed, you will experience a ‘new’ body that has better posture and a more relaxed relationship to gravity.
LaStoneTherapy Back to Top
Alternating between heat and cold both stimulates and relaxes the circulatory system, which is very detoxifying for the body. In conjunction with heated stones, chilled jade & marble stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body.
What You Need To Know About Hot Stone Massage:
* The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes.
* The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage.
* You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense.
* Technique is very important. Less experienced practitioners sometimes use too much pressure.
* Small local day spas might have less experienced therapists. If you have any doubts, ask where the therapist learned hot stone massage, and how long she has done it.
*Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to feel better, but Mary Nelson, a native of Tucson, Arizona, is generally credited with its revival. She trademarked her style, called LaStone Therapy.
How Much Does a Hot Stone Massage Cost?
A hot stone massage is more expensive than a basic massage because it requires more preparation and clean-up and usually runs longer. There is no extra charge for hot/cool stones at BEST MASSAGE
It is included in my regular hourly rate.
*Before you arrive, I sanitize the stones and heat to 150 degrees, & may put the marble on ice or use the Jade at room temperature.
* The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, I replace it with another or may use a contrasting cool/cold stone for deep tissue which everyone says feels as good or better than the hot ones!
* The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
* If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.
How Much Does a Hot Stone Massage Cost?
In most of my sessions I use stones at no extra charge.