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Swe-Lomi Massage (1 1/2 hour - $95, 2 hour - $120) (FEATURED MASSAGE)

Swe-Lomi is a combination of Swedish massage and traditional Lomi-Lomi massage. It is quickly becoming one of my most popular massage styles! Swedish massage provides directed healing, by using the art of touch and pressure. Blood flow is positioned in the areas the body needs it most, bringing healing and pain relief to the body's sore muscles. Swedish massage is probably the most common form of massage in the U.S.

Lomi-Lomi massage was developed on the island of Hawaii. Lomi-Lomi massage is a very beautiful massage style not only to experience, but also to watch! The motion and fluidity of the style make it almost like a dance.

Click here to watch a short video on how a Lomi-Lomi is performed. Keep in mind, a Swe-Lomi massage will not be exactly like this, however it will be similar, incorporating several of the same techniques throughout the massage.

The Swe-Lomi massage begins with a complete Swedish style on the back. After this, oil is generously applied to the entire body. Since the forearm is the main tool when doing the Lomi portion, much oil is applied to allow the gliding sensation needed during the massage. From here on out, I generally will start each section of the body using a Swedish technique, followed by some Lomi techniques. Once the entire back of the body is massaged, I use Lomi techniques to bring the entire body together. Strokes will start on the back and go all the way down the leg and back. This is generally thought of as the most enjoyable part of the session. The client is then asked to turn over and the front side of the body is massaged in the same manner as the back side.

Swe-Lomi is the best of both worlds, using Swedish techniques to apply pressure where needed to relax achy muscles and Lomi-Lomi techniques to treat the body as a whole and relax the mind!

Goals:

  • Mind and body relaxation
  • Stimulate blood flow and healing
  • Provides more connected feeling with the body


Draping Options:

  • 1 small hand towel (default)
  • underwear draping
  • no draping



Energetic Therapy Massage (1 hour - $65, 1 1/2 hour - $95) (FEATURED MASSAGE)

The Energetic Therapy massage is one of the most relaxing styles of massage. The strokes are typically long and flowing, caring, nurturing, and very gentle types of strokes. It is believed that our energy (or chi) lies just beneath the skin so the strokes are not painful at all. The goal of the massage is to evenly distribute your energy throughout every area of the body, focusing on your vital organs.

When I ask the question, "What did the massage feel like to you?" to a client who just finished receiving this style, the typical answer is something like, "It felt like a gentle, flowing rub". Some clients have told me it left their skin with a tingling sensation and sometimes even goosebumps. On certain clients, I've actualy been able to feel their energy while giving them the massage. Although typically the client cant feel it, it feels like a low vibration that you would feel if you touched a small, motor powered fountain - just a real soft, low vibration affect.

Another goal of this style of massage is to bring the body together and treat it hollistically. Swedish massage, as well as other styles of massage, tend to focus on invidual parts. For instance, with Swedish massage, the back will be massaged, then the leg (broken into three areas - upper which is the knee to the hip area, lower which is the ankle to the knee, and the foot). Then, the therapist will move over and do the same thing to the other leg the same way. In Energetic Therapy, the strokes start out locally, then gather energy from areas close by, then may go up through the back and into the arms and back or down the other leg and back up through the body again. This is what gives the feeling of long, flowing strokes.

Goals:

  • Spreads the energy evenly throughout the body
  • Deep relaxation
  • Provides more connected feeling with the body


Draping Options:

  • 3 small hand towels (default)
  • underwear draping
  • no draping



Loving Touch Massage (1 hour - $65, 1 1/2 hour - $95)

I am offering a brand new massage sevice called Loving Touch massage. This is totally different from any other massage service that I offer. You already know my practice is done in a one-on-one setting. My office is very private and very discreet.
Come to my office, sit down on the couch and relax, get to know me, tell me what is causing you stress in your life and how it is affecting you, ask any questions you have - all while having a complimentary glass of wine and chocolates! I have an open communication policy.

Once you are comfortable and ready, I'll take you into the next room, the massage room, where you can slip out of your clothing and all of the day-to-day stress you are carrying, and on to a heated table with clean, soft, fresh sheets. Enjoy the soft perfume-scented aroma. Place your face in the cradle and sink into the table why you enjoy some soft, relaxing music. The room is lit only by candlelight and is complete with a canopy covering the room over the table and non see-through draping around it! It's completely private and discreet behind it's own locked door!

In a couple of minutes, I'll come back in the room and gently introduce my hands to your body. This can take several minutes and is always a very enjoyable part of the massage. No judgements or worries here, this massage is all about you! I use oil that is natural and very light so you wont feel like you just got out of a sauna when your session is over. I will provide a loving and caring feeling as I gently massage your body from head to toe, giving extra attention to problem areas and avoiding any areas you dont want massaged. Once your heavenly session is finished, you'll feel like a new woman, having completely rid yourself of any problems you have been facing.

Goals:

  • Provide complete relaxation
  • Completely pamper you with massage
  • Make you feel like a totally new woman!


Draping Options:

  • 3 small hand towels (default)
  • underwear draping
  • no draping



Personal Customized Massage

Every body is different. We all experience pain in different areas of our bodies than others. It's true, there are several reasons for pain, however massage therapy is an excellent technique for treating pain. Sometimes, it helps more to have focused energy applied to the areas of pain for a long period of time. This is the difference between Swedish and Customized massage. Read More...

Goals:

  • Apply focused energy to painful areas
  • Reduce amount and intensity of pain


Draping Options: (depending on location of pain)

  • 2 full bed sheets
  • 1 full bed sheet (default)
  • 1 beach towel
  • 2 smaller towels
  • underwear draping
  • no draping

 

 

Swedish Massage (1 hour - $65, 1 1/2 hour - $95)

Swedish Massage is one of the most popular massage styles around. It is very relaxing and perfect for relieving sore, achy muscles. In Swedish massage, special attention is paid to each individual muscles. Using body heat and pressure, the muscles are relaxed. During the massage, the focus is placed on each area of the body one at a time until the entire body has been relaxed.

 

Deep tissue is not offered because "deep" is a relative term.  The massages are medium to firm pressure, sufficient for most clients.

Goals:

  • Relax achy muscles
  • Relieve tension and stress

Draping Options:
  • 2 full bed sheets
  • 1 full bed sheet (default)
  • 1 beach towel
  • 2 smaller towels
  • underwear draping
  • no draping


Hot Stone Massage (1 hour - $65, 1 1/2 hour - $95)

One of the first styles of massage that many people think of when they think about getting a massage is a Hot Stone Massage. A hot stone massage is basically a Swedish Massage that utilizes very hot stones. The stones are basalt stones that hold heat. Once the stones are heated, they are placed at different locations on the body. The heat is then absorbed from the stones into the body. Heat alone will relieve sore, achy muscles. When you combine the heat with massage, the effect is even greater!

Goals:
  • Relax achy muscles
  • Relieve tension and stress

Draping Options:
  • 2 full bed sheets
  • 1 full bed sheet (default)
  • 1 beach towel
  • underwear draping
  • no draping


Hot Stone Treatment - No Massage (1 hour - $45, 1 1/2 hour - $65)

The difference between a Hot Stone Massage and a Hot Stone Treatment is mainly the fact that the treatment does not include a massage. The basalt stones are heated and applied to the body wherever the client would like them. The therapist will stay in the room with the client and change the stones out with fresh stones regularly (1 stone will be changed every 3 to 5 mins). This allows the client to absorb as much heat from each stone as possible. This is a terrific way to be introduced to the hot stones! If you have always wanted to get a hot stone massage but were not sure if you would enjoy it or not, come try out the Hot Stone Treatment first!

Goals:
  • Provide client with warmth and relaxation
  • Relax achy muscles
  • Relieve tension and stress

Draping Options:
  • 2 full bed sheets
  • 1 full bed sheet (default)
  • 1 beach towel
  • underwear draping
  • no draping


Sports Massage

One of the most common misconceptions concerning massage today revolves around sports massage. A single session does not constitute sports massage. In true sports massage, the therapist must have intimate knowledge of the athlete's body and sport and be able to see how the muscles work together while playing the sport. If you are an athlete interested in a serious level of sports massage, please feel free to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your particular needs so we can come up with a program developed specifically for you.