A Customized Massage tailored to your unique needs is created using tools and methods that will benefit your Whole Body and Whole Health.  By combing Western and Eastern Techniques your Custom Massage will begin with assessing needs based on intake information and listening to the body through therapeutic touch.  Some techniques that may be used in combination or as a single therapy include:

Swedish Massage | Swedish Massage Therapy combines movement and massage to promote relaxation, improve circulation, greater range of motion and decrease muscle tension.  Techniques that are unique to Swedish Massage include effleurage, petrissage and tapotement.  Effleurage is the application of long, gliding strokes to the heart that return venous blood flow and benefit the lymphatics.  Petrissage is a kneading movement that warms the tissue for more specific work while increasing circulation and increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles.  It also decreases muscle tension and restores mobility by decreasing adhesions or knots in the muscle fibers.   Swedish Massage Therapy is performed on a massage table and techniques are applied with the use Diana Ralys Body Nutrients Oil.  When techniques of Swedish Massage Therapy are applied the benefit to the client is not only physical but also increases their overall sense of well-being.

Shiatsu Massage | Anchored in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shiatsu Massage is a specific bodywork system that was developed in Japan in the early twentieth century.  The body pressure and dynamic movement by the therapist creates a greater flow while working with the client.  Working with the client’s breath, the massage therapist will use knowledge of Meridian Points associated with TCM while using specific softening, stretching and point work techniques to stimulate a greater flow of Chi in the body.  Chi refers to energy or life force in TCM.  Increased flow of Chi can create relaxation, decreased stress, greater energetic balance, increased circulation, improved range of motion in the joints, as well as decreased joint pain.  Shiatsu massage can also alleviate backache as well as shoulder and neck stiffness.   Shiatsu massage can result in an increase in vitality as it brings the body into balance.

Myofascial Therapy | Myofascial Therapy is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion.  Myofascial Therapy differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, Myofascial Therapy focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.

Deep Tissue | 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

Infrared Body Treatments and Massage | Scheduling an Infrared session prior or post your massage helps your body on multiple levels. Help your body prep for massage or help recover from your massage session. Most popular session is the Pain Relief. Prior to your massage, choosing the Pain Relief session allows your muscles to get warm and comfortable, making the best of your massage session. Conversely, after manipulating the body, a Pain Relief session will help your muscles recover faster and reduce the "soreness" that people experience after a massage.

 

Massage Oil used in Massage session:

Body Nutrients Oil [three scents: Neroli and Rose, Cypress and Citrus, and Pine and Eucalyptus]. Our oil is based in organic cold pressed sesame oil or Organic Sunflower Oil. Known to be used in India and Ayurvedic for generations as a therapeutic oil. Sesame Oil named the “queen of oils” as it is high in vitamin E, moisturizing but also has healing therapeutic qualities. Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A, C and D and healthy carotenoids and waxes which form a protective barrier on the skin. We have also added food grade quality Turmeric and Ashwagandha extracts. Both hold powerful Ayurvedic healing benefits like anti-inflammation. Most know that ingesting Turmeric is quite healthy for you as it is the most anti-inflammatory food out there. This does not change if it is applied topically, our skin absorbs everything that is applied. Achy muscles, skin irritations [psoriasis and eczema], dry skin etc can be helped by our oils. Read more about our body oils/purchase: Body Oils