In-Home sessions are available for an additional $50 with any treatment, within a 20-minute travel radius. Please call to inquire.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle
The foundational principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and its daily routines not only facilitate healing but also create an environment within the human body resilient to disease. When used in conjunction with Western medicine, this Eastern modality offers solutions to balance health in the physical, emotional, mental, and energetic bodies. By approaching Ayurvedic practices through a scientific perspective, as well as through a mindset of holistic well-being, one can create habits that sustain an exceptional quality of life.
As an Ayurvedic nutritionist, I help my clients find their ideal nutritional practice. I look to understand their current, as well as birth constitutions, Vikruti and Prakruti, and how I can aid in balancing the lack or excess within their Doshas; Vata, air and ether. Pitta, fire and water. Kapha, water and earth. Once my client’s constitutions have been established, I can guide them through a nutrient-dense diet plan, in conjunction with a daily Ayurvedic routine, to fit their specific needs and goals.
Included in Initial Consultation: Ayurvedic Assessment Test, Customized Nutritional Plan, Suggested Herbs*, Ayurvedic Routine, Nutritional and Ayurvedic Educational Overview
*Must consult your doctor before taking herbs or supplements. Certain herbs and supplements may be contraindicated if taken with various medications, or if you suffer from a particular ailment.
In your personal training program, I will motivate you to reach your goals, guiding you through safe and effective training sessions. I offer substantial feedback on postural alignment, anatomy, muscular form and function, and proprioception. We will work to enhance your agility, coordination, speed, functional power, gate, and reactivity while improving your core balance, memory, and fine motor skills.
A private Yoga and meditation class based solely on your specific physical, mental, and energetic needs. Please inquire.
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - “shi” (finger) and “atsu” (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Chi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
"The Works" addresses alternative pain management and healing needs. This customized, five-hour therapy facilitates a full mind, body, and energic realignment. We will discuss your intentions and goals before, as well as throughout your therapeutic session so you will leave feeling mentally relaxed, physically rejuvenated, and energetically revitalized!
"The Works" 5-hour therapy Includes:
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