I am an experienced body worker with over 25 years of practice in downtown Vancouver, Washington. I approach massage therapy from an individualized perspective, realizing that different clients and conditions require therapies customized to their specific needs. Therefore, I utilize a variety of techniques as described below which can be combined and leveraged to treat each unique individual. I consider effective massage therapy to be more than simply a physical treatment for the body; rather, it should appropriately encompass and treat not just the body but also the mind and the spirit in a holistic harmony.
Therapeutic Massage addresses specific physical problems or injuries. Various techniques are employed including deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point. The focus is on decreasing pain and bringing balance to a specific area.
Deep Tissue Massage employs deep, even pressure to free up the body’s connective tissue and muscles to encourage proper functioning resulting in a very relaxing full body massage.
Myofascial release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissues surrounding muscles to release tension, reduce pain, and restore motion.
In barefoot ashiatsu, the therapist uses bars over the massage table for balance and support. The feet are used to provide gravity-assisted, flowing strokes that bring deep relaxation to your body. Ashiatsu can be intense, but it is extremely healing and rejuvenating for your body.
Known as Hawaiian spiritual healing, this massage is composed of deep compressions and smooth, rhythmic strokes to revitalize the mind, body, and spirit.
Foot Massage begins with a cleansing and exfoliating peppermint scrub with hot towels. Peppermint cream is used to massage pressure points of the feet and lower legs to improve circulation and decrease fatigue leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.