What to Expect for Esthetician and Massage Work

Click on the type of massage which provides a link to a source website, but I also provide a basic definition of the different types of massages.  I offer Relaxation/Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Hot Stone massages.  


  • Swedish It stimulates the lymphatic system, muscles and joints to promote relaxation. This is what you would think of “traditional massage”. 

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  • Deep Tissue It targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

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  • Sports It targets people who are involved in physical activity. But you don't have to be an athlete to have one! The focus isn't on relaxation. It’s on preventing and working on an injured area, enhancing athletic performance. A combination of techniques are used. It involves faster strokes and stretching to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

 

  • Geriatric It is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves using massage hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion.

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  • Chair Massage. This is a form of massage where the client is sitting on a special chair with the back exposed. 


  • Pregnancy (prenatal) It is important that certain principles be followed in this type of massage. Pregnant women lie on their side and never on their backs. Gentle pressure is used to stimulate the sensations of touch for soothing. The stomach area should not be worked on and heated sheets or blankets should not be used or applied.

  

  • Hot Stone  Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage. 


  • ​Hydrotherapy. This is a broad term, but in massage therapy it means that warm wet towels are used throughout the massage to stimulate the muscles to enhance relaxation and the massage in general. 

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  • Special Massage/Chronic Pain. Common sense and some principles should be used to apply massage to people with physical conditions, such as cancer and other chronic illnesses. 

As an esthetician and massage therapist I bring a genuine delivery of my service to enhance your experience. Together we will come up with the best approach to take and but ultimately you are on the driver seat to make every treatment session unique and special. I use an individualized approach enhancing a therapeutic partnership to meet your needs.  

Aromatherapy Included at no extra charge

​Therapeutic Massage

Full Bathroom and Shower for your comfort inside treatment room for your comfort

Mindfulness and My Approach

Expect to experience a professional environment in my studio. It has a beautifully appointed waiting area to relax while you wait for me to come get you. Feel free to have coffee, cucumber water and cookies in the sun room.


Once you enter the treatment room for either esthetics or massage you will be asked to lay down on a treatment table. The treatment room is very comfortable and invitiing.  


Esthetics dates back to many years ago using tools and agents to beautify the skin. There have been cutting edge advances, methods and products to help restore and beautify the skin.


Esthetics work consists of first looking at your skin and neck to determine the condition of your skin first and after give you options depending on what you are seeking services for in terms of short term and long term goals as well as what is the best course of action to meet your goals. Everyone's skin is different, from normal to dry, to oily needing the appropriate type of  treatment. You  may have had treatments in the past that may indicate which treatments are best for you. The goal is to restore and beautify your skin in a safe manner that is appropriate for your skin type.




I offfer therapeutic massage. Therapeutic Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance their function and promote relaxation and well-being. Therapeutic Massage is designed to relieve tension in the muscles and connective tissue or fascia. There are countless benefits of Therapeutic Massage including relaxation, stress reduction, drainage of the lymphatic system and better blood circulation among other benefits. There are no rules of how often to get a massage, but the concensus is twice per month at minimum. Give yourself this gift!


​​For massages I work with your body to work deeply and it is not unusual to feel some soreness after a massage, and  in some cases minor bruising if you have certain conditions. Let me know if the massage is too deep or too light and if you want more or less pressure. An "outch" is sufficient to communicate there is too much pressure. Open communication is crucial. Every day your body is different, so what feels good one day may hurt the next. And, what one person calls "deep tissue" another may call it "light or relaxing". The most important thing is that you feel comfortable during your massage.

I use the highest grade of massage oils and creams to enhance the experience during and after the massage and making it easier to remove from the body.

Aromatherapy is included in your facial treatments or massages and can be diffused during your treatments as well as Hot Stones at your request at no extra charge to enhance your experience.  

Hot Stones Included at no extra charge

Mindful the state of being present not judging thoughts and being in complete awareness and returning to your breaths and what is happening in the moment. In the services I provide the client should focus on what the therapist and esthetician is working on allowing the professional use his hands and skills not judging thoughts or worries and intentionally returning to breaths and relaxation and simply allowing the moment to unfold.  Each service may begin or end with a simple guided or silent Mindful meditation if you so choose.

Mindfulness is the state of being in the moment without changing anything and being present to whatever arises, not judging thoughts and intentionally returning to your breaths or what is happening in the moment. Thoughts are to be accepted and not judged to be good or bad, just simply allowing them to be. What is critical in Mindfulness during your treatments is to gently, but deliberately focus on the hands of the therapist and the area being worked on. Breaths are our inner anchor and safe harbor to return to when mental, physical or other distractions occur. This will enhance the experience and escalate the massage to another level.

Each Therapeutic Massage may begin or end with a simple guided or silent Mindful meditation or Body Scan if you so choose. 

Individualized To Your Needs

Types of Massages