Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes to help the body improve its circulation and slow down the nervous system. 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 and greater flexibility.
The amount of pressure I use during your massage is dependent on your level of sensitivity. When I receive my monthly massages, I enjoy firm, slow pressure. But, sometimes I am sensitive in certain areas of my body and it actually hurts. So, I speak up and ask my therapist to ease up a bit on that area. But, there is nothing more comforting and soothing than JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PRESSURE! And I've been told many times that I have a real knack for balancing my pressure in all the right places! :)
Clients often ask if I do Deep Tissue massage. I prefer to call it Firm Pressure massage. So-called Deep Tissue massage is actually counter-productive to your nervous system and serves no purpose other than to over sensitize it and send you home hurting more than when you arrived.
Introducing a New Service!
~2020 Stress Buster, featuring "Sole Therapy"~
A 60 or 90 minute massage commencing with focused work on the scalp, neck, shoulders and upper back. The relaxation continues to the feet for 20 minutes of healing Sole Therapy. This marriage of pressure points intermingled with a soothing massage, allows the nervous system to melt and let go. The treatment concludes with a whole back massage, using Kathy's signature flaxseed heating pads. You will leave feeling grounded and relaxed from this balancing and therapeutic experience.
When booking, just request the 2020 Stress Buster
Choose from the following Add ons:
Aromatherapy~ Essential Oils are added to organic massage cream to infuse deeper relaxation, renewed energy or localized pain relief, by inhalation and through the skin.
Hot Stone Therapy~ Enjoy a deeper level of relaxation with the addition of warmed basalt stones throughout your massage. Helps to soften and relax tight muscles, allowing for more release to take place from within.
Sugar Foot or Back Scrub~ Add on a pampering luxury to your massage with a custom-made sugar scrub for your feet or back. Rejuvenate tired, achy feet or exfoliate your back with your choice of Lavender or Peppermint. Scrub is made with Jojoba Oil and Organic Cane Sugar.
If you wish to add on an Enhancement to your massage, simply note which one you'd like on the booking page in the Note section.
Enhancement Special ~ If you prebook your next session prior to leaving your massage, you will receive your choice of a COMPLIMENTARY Add On!!
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into. This is for various stages of cancer, both during and post-treatment. The benefits are reduced anxiety, pain and nausea and improved sleep.
Think of this massage as a full body HUG! This is similar to seated chair massage, but laying down on my warm, soft massage table (fully clothed) using compressions and stretches, head to toe. Also included is a luxurious hand and foot massage.