approach to massage is very different from most. First, I see only a few
clients each day so I am able to tailor each massage session to the client’s
preferences. Second, I have highly developed intuition that allows me to
find “exactly the right spot” needing attention. Finally, most clients
report real results. They tell me that they feel substantially better in
just one massage session, and that the improvement lasts days, weeks, or
For over 15 years, I
have been developing my unique approach to bodywork and I have incorporated
many types of massage, structural bodywork, and energetic healing. Every
session I do is “hand-crafted” to the client’s preferences: everything from
Relaxation Sessions to my “Intuitive Healing Massage” and Therapeutic
Relaxation Massage is a nurturing blend of
very slow, soothing relaxation strokes
(Swedish and Esalen style) along with very light
strokes. Sessions can include head, foot and hand
and an infusion of healing energy
work (Reiki & Ch’i Gung). It is
excellent for relieving stress and tension, lowering blood pressure and
stimulating blood circulation while calming the nervous system.
Intuitive Healing Massage is a combination of soothing massage plus
advanced structural bodywork. As needed, I apply
(Swedish, Esalen, cross-fiber) with
Thai, structural integration, strain-counter-strain, positional release)
plus deep tissue
shiatzu, trigger point, myofascial massage) with
healing energy work
(Reiki, Ch’i Gung) and (as needed) advanced
(cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial unwinding, direct & indirect tissue
Therapeutic Massage uses a technique that I developed which I call
Myofascial (or “Connective Tissue”) Massage. This technique focuses on
specific client injuries and very
adhesions, sprains, strains
and torsion patterns from soft and connective tissue. Clients frequently
report that they are once again able to move their bodies in ways that have
been impossible for years. This technique is particularly successful in
freeing up whiplash, sciatica, frozen shoulder, sprained ankle/wrist,
osteo-arthritis and other similar types of connective tissue challenges.
of my massages is intended to restore a
sense of freedom
… freedom from stress and tension, freedom from specific aches and pains,
freedom from structural limitations and chronic pain …. and to bring back
a sense of
comfort and ease
to your ability
to move. It is
my commitment to provide a deep, yet gentle healing session which
tension and pain and
provides deeper relaxation
than other types of
is my very great pleasure to work with each of my clients to help them to
feel better immediately. If, while reading these pages, you have wondered if
I can help you feel better, please feel free to contact
me. I am happy to respond to your questions or to book an appointment for
us to work together.
In order to provide the massage you
want to experience, I may include
Swedish and Esalen Massage
"Universal Life Energy" (opening up places in the body where
energy is "stuck" to restore a sense of peace and harmony)
CranioSacral Therapy (connections between upper and lower body pain)
Positional Release and
Strain/Counter-Strain (identifying ‘planes of resistance’)
Myofascial Release (Direct & Indirect)
Cross-fiber (tracing source of pain)
Acupressure (freeing blocked or stagnant energy)
Yogassage (stretching & relaxing limbs to identify limits to range of
Bowen Technique (identifying & freeing pain-affected tissue)
Chi Gung energy system balancing
Kinesiology (Applied) (a way to check & test my work to insure no new
limitations were introduced)
and Esalen Massage
- stroking, kneading, rocking and
calming the muscles and nervous system, relaxing the overall system
(“Universal Life Energy”) and Ch’i Gung Chinese
allow me to sense where energy is
stagnant or non-flowing in the body and to channel healing energy to these
blockages in order to open them and relieve physical and emotional pain,
balance the body's energy.
- addresses and releases dysfunction
in the muscles, fascia and joints through direct and indirect manipulation
of the bones of the head, the cranial sutures (joints) and fluid rhythms.
Strain and Counterstrain (also
known as Positional Release), the “opposite” of stretching, is an indirect
technique to painlessly release tender/trigger points quickly by temporarily
repositioning the body in the position of greatest ease, the "Counterstrain"
position. Advanced Strain and Counterstrain uses directional pressure with
specific positioning to perform myofascial releases.
Direct and Indirect Myofascial Release
- myofascial comes from the Latin “myo” for
muscle and “fascia” for band -- used to ease pressure in the fibrous bands
of connective tissue, or fascia, that encase muscles throughout the body.
This technique relaxes and releases restrictions of the connective tissue by
gently and subtly holding connective tissue towards or away from a point of
restriction, then following, or unwinding the inherent, non-muscular
movement in the body. It can be applied to whole limbs, surface areas,
joints, and even structures as small as a tooth!
- releases patterns of chronic tension in
the body through slow strokes and/or deep finger pressure on contracted
muscles, either following or going across the grain of muscles and tendon.
Can be used for specific areas or full-body.
- used to stimulate points along the
Chinese energetic meridians of the body in order to break up stagnant or
slow moving energy (From Traditional Chinese Medicine).
/ Thai Massage Massage
- applying firm rhythmic pressure to almost every part of the body, then
gentle stretching of the limbs in order to identify/release where tension is
Technique - involves a rolling
type movement over fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.
(muscle testing) working with the body's nervous systems to identify
weaknesses in the body-mind complex.