Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation. An optional addition to any massage service.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Cupping Therapy* is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The vacuum pulls the fascia up which is a different direction than pushing down on it, like many traditional modalities. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. I use it in conjunction with massage with stagnant cupping, or as a stand-alone full body decompression treatment by means of an Orthopedic massage.
*Due to licensing restrictions fire cupping and Hijama, or wet cupping, are not performed.
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.
Bodywork that targets injury from major injuries like Motor Vehicle Accidents to the bumps and falls of everyday life. The use of heat, ice, or arnica cream may be used in conjunction with a variety of pressure ranging from light to deep to reduce swelling, and work the site of injury. Insurance billing provided.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
If you are wanting to see me post surgery, I request that you are a minimum of four (4) weeks post operation.
Movement education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with their body.
The Rolf Method is a scientifically validated system of restructuring the human body. It releases the body from life-long patterns of tension, and allows gravity to naturally realign your movements for optimum health and well-being. This deep and somewhat painful therapy is highly effective for improving posture, reducing or eliminating chronic pain, and releasing long-term emotional and mental stress.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Structural integration employs soft tissue manipulation with the goal of realigning the body in relationship to the force of gravity. The theory underlying structural integration asserts that often the body's connective tissue is "bound up," thus restricting opposing muscles from working independently of one another. Thus, we aim to loosen the restricted connective tissue by using a practice very similar to deep tissue massage. Practitioners typically prescribe a specific sequence of ten sessions lasting between 60 and 90 minutes in order to "unlock" the whole body.
Think of Vini Yoga as yoga physical therapy or as having a personal trainer for your yoga practice. This is because the teacher works one-on-one with a student and tailors the practice specifically for them. That is why it's perfect if you need specialized attention due to your physical condition, an injury or illness, or any other concerns. In the case of the student, it is the client who I am helping educate awareness, strength, or re-education into their body with movement.