Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
in NeuroMuscular Therapy, Esalen and Sports Massage
studied CranioSacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, LaStone
and myofascial mobilization.
believes in the power of touch to heal. She uses NeuroMuscular
Therapy to reduce aches and pains and lighter Esalen, CranioSacral
and Polarity Therapy to reduce stress, relax and energize
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Benefits of therapeutic massage include increased blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation, pain relief, balanced bodily functions, clearer thinking, improved sense of well being and reduced mental stress and anxiety. Jen have been studying and practicing therapeutic massage for over 20 years. The modalities she has studied are described below:
Types of Massage
massage - gentle full body massage often given with
client lying on her side. This massage facilitates comfort
and support. It calms and soothes muscles and emotions
while promoting a feeling of relaxation and inner peace.
Infant massage also available.
Therapy - NeuroMuscular Therapy focuses on anatomy
and physiology, functions and dysfunction of muscles and
joints, working to eliminate the causes of neuromuscular
pain patterns. A specific and scientific approach to muscular
pain relief is used to bring balance between the muculoskeletal
and nervous systems.
Massage - Sports massage is typically used before,
during or after an athletic event to reduce muscle tension,
promote flexibility or decrease fatigue. It can prepare
athletes to perform at their peak as well as helping to
relieve swelling and prevent injuries.
Massage - Esalen massage is similar to Swedish Massage
working on muscles and the circulatory system and emphasizing
deep relaxation with long flowing strokes. The therapist
focuses on the body as a whole, harmonizing body, mind
and spirit and promoting emotional and spiritual healing.
Therapy - The CranioSacral therapist works gently
with subtle movement on the spine, the skull and it's
cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia. By gently moving
the spine and cranial bones the restrictions of nerve
passages are eased and movement of the cranial sacral
fluid through the spinal cord is optimized.
Drainage Therapy - Lymph drainage therapy as taught
by Dr. Bruno Chikly from France, encourages the natural
circulation of the lymph through the body. Gentle rhythmic
manual maneuvers of the skin are used to activate lymph
and interstitial fluid circulation, drain body fluid stagnation
and stimulate the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Lymph drainage can reduce edema, detoxify the body, help
in regeneration of tissues including burns and wounds,
give relief for sinusitis, provide deep relaxation to
help with stress, insomnia and loss of vitality. Jen is
a practitioner-in- training and not yet certified to work
with lymphedema clients, that is, clients who have lymphedema
as a result of damage to the lymph vessels or removal
of lymph nodes.
massage - refers to a collection of techniques designed
primarily to relax muscles by applying pressure to them
against deeper muscles and bones, and moving in the same
direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Swedish massage can relax muscles, increase circulation,
and remove metabolic waste products, help the client obtain
a feeling of connectedness and a better awareness of their
body. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous
system while at the same time relaxing the nerves. It
can help reduce emotional and physical stress and is often
recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.
- the science that deals with the principle that there
are reflex areas in the feet and the hands that correspond
with all the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology
is a unique method that uses the fingers and thumbs on
these reflex areas.
or "on-site" massage
- is one name for a short (15-20 minute) massage of a
client sitting in a special, portable massage chair. The
client remains fully clothed and no oils are used while
their shoulders, neck, upper back, head and arms are massaged.
On-Site is popular at some offices as an employee benefit
and for some conferences, workshops and certain social