Specialities

Massage for the Family in Richmond

 

Massage Specialties,Techniques and Modalities:

 

Fertility, Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage: Gentle and Nurturing massage that focuses on the needs of the mother.  Supporting in preparation for conceiving, relieving the discomforts associated with pregnancy and bringing the body back into alignment postpartum.  I provide safe and effective massage therapy for women in all stages of pregnancy.

Corrective and Restorative Massage: Neuromuscular Deep Tissue Massage is a deeper, more treatment specific form of massage. Neuromuscular therapy helps to relieve pain, speed recovery from injury, improve range of motion in joints and restore function and balance to the body. This modality uses techniques such as:

  • Myofascial Release – deep stretching of the skin, fascia, and muscles to increase blood flow, warmth and movement to an area
  • Lymphatic drainage – very light circular strokes that stimulate the lymphatic system. The light rhythmical massage encourages the lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste products, excess fluid (edema) from a specific area of the body.
  • Trigger Point Therapy – deep, direct pressure on tight bands of muscle that release toxicity, increase circulation and lengthen shortened muscle fibers
  • Muscle Energy Techniques – therapist-assisted stretches used to re-train shortened muscles and increase range of motion.

Swedish Therapeutic Massage A highly respected form of relaxing massage that improves circulation while flushing toxins from the body.  This modality uses techniques such as gentle gliding strokes, kneading, compression and tapotement to ease tension and bring the body back to balance.

Hot Stone Massage Heated stones are gently placed on points to release healing and balancing energies.  Using essential oil, warm smooth stones are applied to the body with fluid strokes allowing the heat to ease tense muscles.

Reflexology Direct pressure applied to specific points in the head, hands, and feet that correspond to different areas of the body to relieve tension and stress.

Sports Massage Incorporates stretching and focuses on preparing the body pre-event and healing sore muscles post event.

Energy Medicine/Healing Touch Moving blocked or stagnant energy can help increase the body-mind connection.

Aromatherapy Have your massage customized with essential oils that will be a delight to your senses.

Seated Chair Massage Performed on a fully clothed client in a professional massage chair in an office, outdoors, or at a community or corporate function.