Kat brings her years of experience as a yoga teacher to her massage practice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing wellness massage or targeted deep tissue work to address an injury, Kat will work with you to develop a treatment plan that brings your body and mind peace and rejuvenation. In addition to Circulatory Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, Kat is trained in Shiatsu and Tui Na.
Circulatory (Swedish) Massage – This is a deeply relaxing technique that is the most common spa massage. A whole-body massage can be done in 60 minutes, or you may choose to extend the session to 90 minutes to have more time to work on specific areas. Oil is used to lubricate and moisturize the skin.
Deep Tissue Massage – A more targeted method, Deep Tissue Massage can address chronic tight muscles and help rehabilitate compensation patterns from injuries. In a 60 minute session, one or two areas of the body can be concentrated on: neck and shoulders, upper back, lower back, glutes, or legs. Longer sessions can address more areas or go deeper into specific muscles. Light oil or none at all is used, which facilitates the loosening of superficial fascia with mild friction. Deep tissue work can be done directly on the skin or through a sheet drape or clothing.
Shiatsu Massage – A style that evolved out of Chinese Tui Na (Acupressure) and traditional Japanese massage, Shiatsu is done fully clothed (in loose, stretchy, comfortable clothes), on a floor mat. Shiatsu uses compressions, acupressure points, passive joint movement, and facilitated stretching.
Tui Na (Acupressure) – Based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na uses the meridian and acupressure points system to release muscles and promote relaxation. Also done fully clothed, grasping, kneading, pressing points, passive joint movement, and facilitated stretches are all used with the client seated in a chair or lying on a massage table.
At Mana Kai Wellness, rates are $45 for 30 minutes, $85 for 60 minutes, and $120 for 90 minutes. For massage at your home there is a $20 travel fee.