Katie's Therapeutic Massage combines elements of Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofascial, Ayurvedic bodywork, acupressure and energy work. Sessions are very individualized and catered to your needs, choosing techniques that will be most beneficial to you. Prenatal and Postnatal Massage is also available. Pressure can be adjusted from light, medium to deep. These massage therapy sessions can be helpful for so many things including relaxation, stress reduction, injury rehabilitation, releasing muscular tension, digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety, headaches and more. See Benefits of Massage section for more info.
About the Techniques used:
Swedish: The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. It is great for relaxing and reducing stress.
Deep Tissue: Best for or giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. Slow, deliberate strokes are used that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin.
Myofascial: Myofascial Release focuses on releasing muscular shortness or tightness. A sustained pressure is applied to points of restriction, allowing the connective tissue to release.
Acupressure: Uses thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various points on the body to manipulate the flow of chi (qi) energy in the person recieving. These are the same points used in acupuncture, except fingers are used to stimulate the points instead of needles. These points are located where the energy tends ot become blocked or congested possibly causing other health problems.
Ayurvedic Bodywork (Abhyanga): This type of massage is more focused on the type of oil used. Specific oils are used for different imbalances. A light, friction stroke is used to help the oil absorb in through the skin. Using the most balancing oil specifically for your constitution can help to increase vitality and bring more balance to physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Energy Work: The practitioners hands are placed light on or above the body helping to balance the systems of energy throughout the body. Using the chakra system and the subtle energy field around the body, this work aims to restore and realign the body's subtle vibrations.
Prenatal Massage: Helps to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy and relaxes and benefits both mama and baby. Done mostly in the side lying position, with a little time lying back on a wedge. Pressue can be adjusted to your individual preference.
Postnatal Massage: Massage for physical and emotional health after childbirth.
*If you would like to have specific oils used that will most benefit your constitution and what is out of balance, I recommend an Initial Ayurvedic Health Consult prior to incorporating Ayurvedic Bodywork.
Massage – 60 Minutes $85
Massage – 75 Minutes $100
Massage – 90 Minutes $115
60 min Massage Package of 5: $375 ($75/session)
75 min Massage Package of 5: $450 ($90/session)
90 min Massage Package of 5: $500 ($100/session)
*Packages have a 6 month expiration date