Sessions are completely customized to suit your needs and many combine a variety of techniques including:
- Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage
- myofascial release, and trigger point therapy
- craniosacral therapy
- Jin Shin Do® acupressure
- Essential oils
- stretching techniques
- guided visualization
- Reiki energy healing
- Spiritual guidance
- hot stone therapy
- chakra balancing
- ETPS (microcurrent therapy)
30 minutes is a targeted session for specific results
60 minutes can include full body relaxation or whatever you want to focus on
75 Minutes includes full body with focus on one area with deep tissue
90 Minutes allows time for more areas of focused deep tissue or full body massage plus Jin Shin Do® or coaching
Sessions can always be upgraded at time of service.
The benefits of massage/bodywork:
- Increase in blood flow to vital organs and muscle tissue
- Removal of toxins from the blood (resulting in reduced soreness increased flexibility and improved immune system
- Increase in endorphins (body’s natural pain killer)
- Reduced stress
- Feeling comforted/loved
- Increased ability to think clearly
- Improved body awareness
- Improved body-mind connection
- Relief of pain
Jin Shin Do® Acupressure, combines mindfulness with gentle finger pressure on key points to restore flow of blood, lymph and chi to areas that may have been blocked by our thoughts and emotions. JIN SHIN DO® Acupressure can restore health to the organs while balancing the thoughts and emotions that cause stress.
Jin Shin Do® ("The Way of the Compassionate Spirit") is a unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure techniques, classic Chinese acupressure theory, Reichian segmental theory, Taoist philosophy and Qigong exercises. Because Chinese medicine treats the whole body by balancing the qi and the western psychotherapeutic approach works with the mind, Jin Shin Do sessions work by treating the whole BEING.
Developed by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., L.M.F.C.C., this sensible therapy outlines tension points associated with common physical problems and with distressing feelings like anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. It teaches points and exercises that help release physical and emotional tensions. Best of all, it helps one learn to transform, rather than repress, painful feelings - leading to a more joyful way of life and the realization of one's full potential.
Benefits of Jin Shin Do® Acupressure:
"Acupressure" refers to any technique using finger pressure on "acupoints" to reduce stress and balance the body energy. It brings about pleasurable, deep relaxation and increased awareness of both body and psyche. Jin Shin Do® contrasts with acupuncture in the absence of needles, and because one individual is touched by another in a highly supportive way which evokes the feeling of being held, cradled and safe. It contrasts with Shiatsu in being a more slow & shy paced method and focusing more on deep release of muscular armoring.
What to expect from a Jin Shin Do® session
Jin Shin Do® sessions are typically done fully clothed and generally begin by asking what you wish to focus on. Once you lie on the table, your practitioner may proceed by doing Chinese pulse diagnosis to determine a plan for the session.
A session begins with holding points on the neck and shoulders to relieve tension in these areas and then other points along the body are held as the session progresses. The practitioner will bring your attention to the sensations and thoughts that may be coming up, encouraging you to notice whatever insights, images, feelings or senses that may arise. Discussion may arise regarding the sensations as these points are held. You may notice years of tension melting away as the stillness of this touch can bring up and release these old blocks of “qi”. As surface tensions release, you will be able to go to deeper levels of understanding of your inner landscape and as you become more aware, you then have the opportunity to make changes. Even small changes have significant impact on our lives. Many clients report relief of chronic pain, long term injuries, emotional distress, sleep disturbances, physical limitations and much more.