My specialty is a deep flowing style that creates more space in the body. Drawing from my background in both dance and water massage, I have learned that movement of the muscles and joints allows us to access the body much deeper and much faster than static pressure. I approach my bodywork like a conversation with the body, listening to where your tension is located and what the secondary holding patterns are that keep it that way. Patterns of tension take time to build up in your body and coaxing them into unwinding is a delicate dance. For all these reasons, my style has often been described as very thorough.
During our time together I will draw from all the tools at my disposal to support you along your healing journey. Whether you are looking for a deep sports massage to help you recover from a marathon or a relaxing Swedish massage to unwind the stresses of the week, I will create a custom session that is just right for you. Below are some of the modalities I use. Feel free to let me know if you prefer one style to another, although all of my sessions tend to be a unique blend of everything I offer, as feels most appropriate to your body.
Modalities offered include: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Thai Stretching, Prenatal Massage, Elder Massage, Abdominal Massage/ Massage for Digestion, Cupping Therapy, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Phenomenal Touch, The Rossiter System® & Water Massage (when appropriate pool is available)
How to Get the Most From Your Massage
In order for me to come give you a massage in the comfort of your home you must have space for me to set up my massage table and move comfortably around it on all sides. My massage table is roughly 7ft by 3 ft. A minimum of 9ft by 6 feet is what is needed for me to work comfortably.
If you want music during your massage please choose something you find relaxing and have a way to play it set up in the room. Everyone’s idea of relaxing music is different. This is your time to have exactly what you want! If you do not have a way to play music please let me know before our session and I will bring a portable speaker.
Before the Session Begins:
Please be showered and preferably do not eat for at least 30 minutes before our time together. It is always a good idea to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your massage. Before your session remove all jewelry. Let me know the specific areas of your body that need special care or attention and about any health issues in your life. Please print and fill out the intake paperwork before you our time together.
During the Massage:
Breathe deeply. Deep and even breathing reduces stress, improves circulation and aids a deeper state of relaxation. Communicate what you need. You know your body best. Let me know if the pressure of the touch is too much or too little, or anything else you need for comfort during your session (volume of music, heat, lighting, etc.)
After the Massage:
It is important to drink plenty of water in the hours and days following your massage. This will help flush out any toxins the massage releases and prevent you from being sore the next day. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do to improve your health every day.