Bodywork Modalities

I use a variety of bodywork modalities to customize a session that is just right for your body.

These Include:

Ortho-Bionomy® – a form of bodywork which can use both subtle structural and energetic techniques to help your body rediscover more harmonious function. Through Ortho-Bionomy, I’ll work with you to recognize patterns of misuse, helping you evolve past stuck patterns by using your body’s self-corrective mechanisms. My intent is to bring you comfort and relief without causing greater discomfort and/or pain. Ortho-Bionomy is performed with you fully clothed.

O-Bssage – incorporates Ortho-Bionomy techniques where needed in a massage which is tailored to your needs. This massage is similar to a Swedish/Deep Tissue/Medical massage, with the added benefit of Ortho-Bionomy, making its effects longer lasting. For those who don’t want to give up a more traditional massage, but love the benefits of Ortho-Bionomy.

Five Element Shiatsu – an Eastern bodywork modality which works with the Chinese acupuncture meridians (energy pathways) to balance out the excesses and deficiencies of energy in various parts of your body, which result from stress. Shiatsu uses gentle rocking, palming, finger pressure and stretches to restore the energetic balance in your body without extreme discomfort or pain, taking your feelings and tolerance for pressure into consideration. Five Element Shiatsu differs from other types of Shiatsu in that the Five Element energy flow patterns are followed to design your treatment. Shiatsu is performed with you wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothes.

Swedish Massage incorporates long, fluid strokes using various depths and pressure to relax your body. It enhances your body’s natural functioning by improving circulation and allowing a more effective exchange of nutrients and oxygen, and removing cellular waste products from your tissues.

Deep Tissue Massage is a designed to reach the deeper tissues in your body, releasing contracted tissues, using slow strokes and finger pressure to release chronic patterns of tension in your body. Working as deeply as your body allows and waiting for contracted tissues to ease, injury to the tissues is avoided.

Medical Massage uses Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques to address specific medical or chronic conditions including neck, shoulder and back tension, sciatic pain and “knots” in the upper, middle and lower back, TMJ and headaches.

Reiki uses the laying on of hands to channel “Universal Life Force” energy through my hands to clear your Chakras (energy vortexes in the body) to balance energy.  It is a centuries-old bio-energetic technique which draws energy into the body of the Reiki practitioner, then transfers this energy into you, the receiver, who feels a warm, relaxing sensation. This technique is especially beneficial for conditions where other forms of bodywork are contraindicated. Sessions are performed with you fully clothed.
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