Therapeutic Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage is a therapeutic style of bodywork that works to relax the muscles before applying deeper pressure. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and trigger point therapy to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
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. Organic essential oils specialized to treat muscle soreness are used to reduce any discomfort.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. I use an orthopedic designed cushioning system to safely support the changing body and keep you comfortable throughout the massage. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
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Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated basalt stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Cupping Therapy is an Ancient Chinese method using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by forming a vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the oxygen rich blood to form in the area and helps the healing process. Massage therapy research has proven this method successful in treating muscle spasms and myofascial tension.
Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.
Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. New advancements in technology and materials have been integrated with cupping therapies and its uses now include many different treatments and applications including muscle spasms.
Cupping therapy can be incorporated into any massage therapy treatment.
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In Japanese Reiki means Universal life energy. It is a form of hands on or off energy healing. It brings about rebalancing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It can be used to manage physical pain, aid the body in releasing illness or emotional trauma.Â
Originating in Japan as a personal Spiritual development practice, Reiki evolved into a light touch, energy based Holistic modality. Reiki works as a support system to the body re-establishing the normal energy flow of Ki (Qi, Prana, Life force energy) throughout the system, which can enhance and accelerate the bodys natural healing abilities.Â
A standard treatment involves the placing of hands above or on various positions of the head, neck, shoulders, torso, knees and feet and can be done while the clients is sitting up or lying down.Â
Many people experience Reiki as a deeply radiant heat that soothes and eases physical and emotional pain and always seems to impress those who claim to have difficulty relaxing.
Loretta can incorporate a Reiki treatment with your massage.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.