Massage

I bring my 15 years of experience as a yoga teacher to my massage practice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing wellness massage or targeted deep tissue work to address an injury, I 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, I am trained in Aromatherapy, CranioSacral, Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Shiatsu, and Tui Na (Acupressure).

Aromatherapy – Diffused into the air and absorbed through the skin, essential oils can add to your massage in a variety of therapeutic ways. Lavender oil is calming, relaxing, and improves sleep. doTerra Deep Blue soothes and cools sore muscles. Citrus Bliss invigorates, uplifts, and boosts the immune system.

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.

CranioSacral Massage –  A gentle method that assesses and improves the function of the craniosacral system, which is the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protects the brain and spinal cord. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. This technique is performed with the client fully clothed.

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.

Dynamic Cupping – Through the use of flexible silicone “cups” of different sizes, fascia (connective tissue) and muscles are gently pulled up with suction, releasing adhesions and improving circulation. Combining Dynamic Cupping with Deep Tissue allows for deeper work with less discomfort, as the cupping comfortably loosens the tissue.

Hot Stone – Relax and unwind as the heat penetrates stiff and sore muscles, increasing circulation and preparing the muscles for Deep Tissue work. Hot Stone Massage promotes relaxation and a good night’s sleep.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage – A form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph around the body. Lymph is part of the immune system, and is responsible for removing wastes and toxins from the body. Lymph fluids can build up due to various health conditions. Lymph depends on the movement of muscles to pump it through the system; Lymphatic Drainage Massage assists circulation in the system. It is good for: fibromyalgia, swelling, skin disorders, fatigue, insomnia, stress, digestive problems, arthritis, and migraines.

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. 

Rates: 

1 hour: $99
90 minutes: $149
2 hours: $198

Prices include your choice of adding Aromatherapy, Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone, or Topical CBD/THC, and travel to your home.

Please note that according to California law I cannot provide CBD/THC massage products to you, but if you purchase them yourself I will use it in your massage. My personal favorite product is Papa and Barkley’s Releaf Body Oil.