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.
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.
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.
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.