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Below is a basic list of the bodywork techniques I use. Because our bodies are constantly changing I feel like there is rarely a one size fits all massage for anyone, so I typically end up using several modalities in a session depending on your needs that day. This list is mainly for reference. All bodywork is done using the Phenomenal Touch method as a foundation.
PHENOMENAL TOUCH MASSAGE
I studied for 2 years under my teacher learning the art of Phenomenal Touch Massage and 3-Dimensional Hot Stone Massage. Phenomenal touch is unlike any technique and has to be experienced to be understood. My clients love it and I get regular comments on its uniqueness. After learning this modality I’ve dropped most forms of traditional massage because in my opinion PT is a much more effective and eloquent approach to bodywork.
- embraces the body three dimensionally
- transitions from one body part to another in a seamless flow
- moves the body as if it were fluid
- uses fulcrums, levers, gravity, and body weight vs. strength to achieve depth without pain
- has a unique quality of touch that stems from presence, reverence, and a deep listening to the body
“Phenomenal Touch Massage is a profound and revolutionary approach to massage that transcends the arbitrary boundaries between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspect of ourselves, thus creating a truly holistic, healing experience for the giver and the receiver. It is an amazing dance that deeply respects and connects both people, and provides an experience of massage that goes far beyond the limitations of most techniques. Phenomenal Touch Massage, based in a loving and reverential approach to touch, truly provides an unparalleled experience of the unlimited possibilities of what massage can do and be when it stems first and foremost from the heart.” – Ellen Holly Klaver
Swedish massage represents your standard full body massage using light pressure, considered relaxation work. Reduces stress, improves blood and lymph circulation and range of motion.
DEEP TISSUE THERAPY
I like to specialize in deep tissue work along with Phenomenal Touch Massage. Deep tissue is considered therapeutic and provides focus on areas of tension and scar tissue. The magic of PT is that it allows for deep work without a lot of pain.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Knowledge of trigger points is a valuable tool in my practice. I’ve had clients who didn’t have to quit their jobs and clients who canceled surgery by recognizing trigger points as the true problem source- it’s times like these when I dig my job the most.Trigger points are tiny “knots” about the size of bb’s which can wreak havoc on a persons body. They are brought on by trauma/injury, stress (lack of minerals), sleep deprivation, etc. They are a section of tissue, usually muscle, which is raveled up so tightly that no cellular waste can be eliminated, and no oxygen and nutrients from blood can enter the point in order to bring healing to the area. This point takes up slack from the muscle causing it to pull on its origin and insertion points at the joints, resulting in joint pain and affecting the structure as a whole and potentially leading to structural problems. They have been known to elicit false arthritis pain, false heart pain, even feelings of indigestion as they may refer sensation out to different areas of the body. A skilled therapist can identify and treat their reliable referred pain patterns.
Corrective work designed to address injury or prevent injury in athletes. Many techniques may be employed including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, active/passive stretching. Injuries heal better and athletic performance is improved.
A system of massage that can be used on the hands, feet, or head to treat illness and tension. My work is done on the feet. Pressure is applied to specific reflex points which systematically correspond to body systems, organs, bones, etc. Reflexology can be used to treat the entire body in general and/or used to address dysfunction of a specific part of the body and assist in the healing process. The use of reflexology has been dated as far back as the Egyptian times and was introduced to the united states in 1913 by two medical doctors. Reflexology is a powerful anesthetic treatment that can be used on its own or in conjunction with a healing program.