Nowadays we are continuously “ON” and over stimulated (tablets, smart phones, computers, etc.). We have forgotten how to turn “OFF”. As a result we accumulate tension feeling neck pain, back pain, stress, fatigue, anxiousness, nervousness, overloaded and on the verge of burn-out!
Our bodies are amazing mechanisms that need to be cared for and nourished. It give us the signals continuously when things are out of balance. Unfortunately, because we are so out of touch with our bodies, we do not listen or we look for outside sources to numb the sensations.
I am offering the following massage techniques to nourish your body and soul.
Intuitive Healing Massage – I have been trained in massage classic, traditional thai massage and reboutology as well as Reiki and energy healing. After years of experience and practice I have developed my own intuitive healing massage.
Massage Classic – this is a full body oil massage working the muscles, ligaments, and tendons which improves the circulation of blood and the lymphatic system. This technique uses effleurage (brushing) and petrissage (kneading) which systematically stimulate the tissues of the body. While massage lowers stress levels remarkably and brings a sense of complete relaxation, it can equally be used to stimulate your energy.
Reboutment – Techniques are applied depending on the patient’s physical symptoms: eg. lumbago, back pain, stiff neck, neck pain, pelvic imbalances, blockages, arthritis, muscle aches, sprains, tendonitis of the shoulder, elbow, achilles, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. The gestures are characterized by : deep muscle massage, hooking the tendons and nerves, sanding the muscles knots and friction points or critical ligaments, penetrating and slashing the necessary joints.
Tulamassage – this is a full body oil massage performed with specific music and melodies that create a rhythm of wave like movements through the body of the receiver. Presence, balance of action and reception, fluid continuity of movement, genuine caring from a calm center, and the fusion of strength and tenderness are essential components of this meditative massage/treatment.
Sacred Massage – this is a full body oil massage intended to take you on an internal journey of your body and soul. It is performed with unwavering presence, breath-work, sound, silence and sacred touch to offer a treatment of unconditional love and healing. This massage is an act of love, acceptance, and tenderness. Abandon yourself to true essence – a gift you will not regret.
Tantra Massage – this is a full body oil massage that will take you on an intense sensory, spiritual and ecstatic personal journey within. Tantra opens your heart and soul to awaken your senses and experience the flow of deep relaxation, surrender, freedom, exquisite sensations, trust, body awareness, vibrance, confidence, clarity and more. This massage is an act of love, acceptance, and tenderness. Abandon yourself to true essence – a gift you will not regret.
It is my belief that massage be performed with loving intention, presence, creativity and receptivity rather than mechanical movements to yield a deep sustainable healing.
photos by Rolf Gibbs
The Benefits Of Massage – This information has been borrowed from http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore/benefits.php
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Review the clinical research studies examining the benefits of massage.
Review massage information from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health.