I offer intuitively detailed advanced massage therapies, drawing from over 20 years of clinical experience and ongoing professional training. I specialize in therapies that serve women of all ages.
My mission with this work is to help women achieve more ease and comfort in their body through massage, increase body awareness, and learn easy skills to do at home to support their wellbeing goals.
What my massage can assist you with:
– muscle pain and tension, fascial restrictions, soft tissue injuries, soft tissue recovery from falls, whiplash accidents, TMJ, sciatica, hip and low back and foot pain, carpal tunnel congestion, ‘frozen’ shoulder muscle restrictions.
– nerve pain due to soft tissue constriction, nervous system tension, headaches, migraines
– scar tissue from injuries or surgeries (including mastectomies, hysterectomies, cesarean birth scars)
– painful menses, painful womb/ovaries/sex, supporting vitality for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum, supporting gentle transition in perimenopause and menopause. How can a gentle, external massage support these things? Brilliantly! Look up the ‘Maya Abdominal Massage‘, as well as Perinatal Massage Therapy. The benefits of receiving these therapies are numerous and some have been scientifically studied. Here’s a study, for example, on pregnancy massage.
Modalities I use include:
integrative Swedish massage
intelligent deep tissue massage
trigger point therapy
zen shiatsu acupressure
pregnancy and postpartum massage
Upledger CranioSacralTM therapy
Barral Visceral ManipulationTM therapy
Maya abdominal massage as learned from Dr. Rosita Arvigo DN
The Spurgeon MethodTM of medical breast massage
Gentling Ways from Heather Bruce
About your session:
Our time together is a safe space to let down tension, relax, and be nurtured.
You may choose the modality you would like, and we can do that for the whole session.
Or I can customize your massage therapy according to your needs that day, so no two sessions are the same.
I offer massage therapy that is results oriented, clinical, and wholistic.
Sessions are intended to help you not only feel better, but function better over time. Please have an intention for what you’d like to focus on.
Appointments average 75 minutes, which includes 5-10 minutes to discuss your needs that day, 60 minutes of therapy, and 5 minutes of follow up.
Sessions by appointment only. I do not accept walk in requests. For more information, or to see if you are a good candidate for my work, please call or email to set up a complimentary 10 minute consultation by phone.
I offer strictly non-sexual, therapeutic, clinical massage. I am compliant with state and national guidelines for professionalism.
Please contact me for current rates and availability.
I use handcrafted organic herbal massage creams and oils in our session.
Why does this matter?
Simply put, our skin absorbs what we put on it; within a short amount of time, it’s gone into our bloodstream. This is why if you rub the bottoms of your feet with fresh crushed garlic, you’ll taste it 20 minutes later on your tongue without having eaten it! If we make choices to eat good food and care for what goes IN our body, why not consider what goes ON our body…because it’s like ‘eating’ it anyway.
This is especially relevant because women are exposed to several hundred man made chemicals every day… whether topically from their cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, or through outside exposures such as air deodorizers and home cleaning supplies. All this can add up and burden a person’s body. It’s simply unnecessary when there are healthier alternatives.
For the time we work together, I want to know that I am using life affirming, organic, nutrient dense creams and natural oils with you… so that I am not adding to your body’s toxic chemical load, or to mine. Folks consistently mention how they love the way these handcrafted creams and oils feel on their skin.
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