Integrative Massage is a form of bodywork which integrates the practitioner's many bodywork techniques and therapies.
The modalities which I integrate into your personal massage are:
While you lie comfortably on the massage table I assess by allowing my hands and my spirit to connect with your energy body. Listening with my hands and energy body, I use the many techniques I have been trained in to assist you into a place of letting go of unwanted stress, trauma or muscle body pain.
Some just like to receive:
I use essential oil blends which help my clients relax and let go, as well as a stagnation clearing balm which consists of essential oils of rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender or chamomile, camphor in shea and/or coconut oil.
I find the most important factor in our well- being is to learn how to keep a healthy flow in our life so our physical and emotional health is not compromised. Without flow how can we maintain a comfortable balance of health?
Finding a way to reduce stress is the greatest gift you can give to yourself, your family and your friends. Take the time to be a healthier you by allowing yourself to flow with ease in life.
Take the time to:
Find activities you enjoy doing and which fill your heart with joy and purpose, will, drive, accomplishment and overall well-being.
Shift your energy:
There are so many benefits from receiving integrative massage. I was introduced to massage when I was around 22 years old. I had had a lot of body pain and really didn’t like to be touched. A dear friend suggested I receive a massage from her practitioner, who was very experienced. I took her suggestion and made the appointment to receive my very first relaxation, deep tissue massage. Oh my, did that ever hurt and feel good at the same time! I had so many tight muscles and knots that I was not aware of! I made another appointment and continued to receive massage and other body work therapies thereafter.
After my first year, of a two- year Whole Food Nutrition Program at Bauman College, I decided to take a break and get out of my head for a while before I finished my last year for my Certified Nutrition Consultant certificate. During that time I was guided to take a Swedish Massage class. I ended up also taking Deep Tissue Massage (sports massage), Acupressure, Table Shiatsu, Foot Reflexology and Craniosacral Therapy, allowing me to do Integrative Massage.
When I began to give Integrative Massage it was about helping people relax their muscles and feel less stress in their body.
After 20 years of giving massage, I have found that most people have too much stress coming from life, food and environmental toxins. For some people there is also trauma; childhood, PTSD, accident etc. This is why I began working with moving "stuck energy" which helps both the emotional and physical body.
I have spent many years looking at how people cope with stress and most people don’t know how, or even realize they are under too much stress - so they end up with physical and emotional concerns.
Integrative Massage is most effective when you have regular sessions, especially while first addressing long-term imbalances.