Swedish Massage consists of long, gliding strokes done with the whole hand or the thumb pads, and gently lifting muscles up in a kneading and compressing motion to enhance deeper circulation. One of three components to the massages I traditionally provide. Photo courtesy of ABMP
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Some of the Swedish Massage strokes are used, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. The second of three main components in the massages I traditionally provide. Photo courtesy of ABMP
Lymphatic Massage for Detoxification
Benefitting the immune system and supportive of detoxifying the body, this session combines gentle lymphatic massage, reflexology and dry skin brushing.
Cari's Yoga Classes:
Many different levels of yoga classes, as well as barre fitness classes. For a current schedule, click this image to view the studio website!
Described as an assisted form of yoga combined with a variety of massage techniques, Thai Massage is a 2500 year old sacred healing art practiced as medicine in Thailand temples. Your massage therapist will lead you through a series of passive stretches designed to increase flexibility and range of motion. 50 minute session: $65/50 min
Deepen the therapeutic effects of your massage with guided meditation. Your session will begin with a guided meditation during which each part of your body is consciously relaxed, using a variety of gentle massage techniques (Acupressure, Craniosacral holds and Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage) Your session culminates as you are guided back to an awakened & relaxed state). 1-hour session (includes 5 minutes prior to and after session to relax on the table)
Massage cups create a suction action when placed on the body. This suction acts to increase circulation to the area and draws stagnant fluid or lactic acid out of the muscle tissue and into the lymphatic system to be flushed out of the body. $5 add on option
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation. There is very light to no touch involved during this process, which is described to feel like a warm radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. The results include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 50 minute reiki session.
Trigger points are located in taut bands of muscles fibers. The trigger point is the most tender point in the band. They are diminished or deactivated by the use of finger pressure or by picking up the muscle fibers in a pincer grip. The third modality I traditionally utilize in my massages. Photo courtesy of ABMP
Similar to Acupuncture, Acupressure is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. During your session, physical pressure is applied to specific acupuncture points with the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Photo courtesy of ABMP
Essential Oil Blend of the Month:
Essential oils, the pure essence of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits. I traditionally use a citrus blend (orange, lime and lemon) in your sessions. Additional essential oils are available upon request. $5 add on option My choice blend: Peppermint, Tulsi & Lime. Just request your fave when you come in!