We are here to support you through your journey.
Massage therapy is the use of hands, arms, or elbows to apply pressure to the soft tissues of the body, which include muscle, connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, and skin (the body’s largest organ). Patients remove their clothing to their comfort level and relax on a heated bed in between clean sheets and draped with a soft blanket. The practitioner will remove the blanket to access the sheets to wrap them around the area of the body they intend to work on, while keeping the rest of the body covered. Protecting your modesty and nurturing your comfort is always a priority of ours. Treatment is either therapeutic/clinical in nature to reduce pain, tension and muscle aches or more of a tranquil wellness and relaxation treatment focusing on lymphatic drainage (immunity, vitality, and beauty enhancer). In both approaches, treatment is intended to reduce stress, increase relaxation and wellness, even if we are doing correctional work. We offer hot towels and aromatherapy in every session and sometimes tools are used like guasha or hot stones. Depending on the practitioner and their unique offerings, techniques such as reflexology, acupressure, and psychosomatic insights are incorporated to enhance the massage treatment. Please note 30 minute duration is reserved for low income and children. If you are looking for a full body massage, 90 minutes is ideal, especially if you have specific complaints or a goal to reduce pain. Full body excludes genitalia. We are willing to work on the sensitive areas of the body, such as the glutes, breasts, inner thighs, and abdominal area with client consent. Lise incorporates reflexology, acupressure, aromatherapy and psychosomatics into most massage therapy treatments.
Acupressure is an ancient traditional Chinese treatment that literally translates to finger pressure. Pressure is applied to points to stimulate life energy or Chi within the meridian pathways in the body, clearing blockages and allowing balance and free energy movement. Acupressure is meant to work on your body when you find a block in its daily function, or certain bodily processes go off track. Points of congestion may be tender or referral pains may be sent to areas that also need work. Same benefits of acupuncture, without the needles. Treats an array of ailments and conditions including tennis elbow, vertigo, back tension, headaches, knee pain, and much more. Acupressure is incorporated into every massage therapy treatment.
Incorporates geothermal hydrotherapy with heated therapeutic grade basalt river rocks into your massage treatment to further the release of tension in the back and shoulders. We use this deep heat to increase circulation in order to move more toxins and the smooth stones create a deep state of relaxation. Treatment is helpful for anxiety, reducing stress, and pain caused by tension. Try hot stones to melt away adhesions and soften facia and muscles efficiently with the help of the heat.
Treatment harnesses the nervous system and over 9 000 nerve endings in the feet and hands to stimulate and engage internal organs or areas of the body. The area being worked is first warmed up with heated essential oil infused towel followed by stretches. The treatment then begins which is pressure applied in a crawl like fashion with the thumb in a meticulous and thorough manner following a corresponding map or guide, then completed with a massage. Acupressure is incorporated into the treatment, as required or desired. Most find the treatment does not create a tickling sensation, rather one of pressure, and can induce a proactive pain sensation when working on an area of congestion. Incorporated into massage therapy treatment.
Have a unique blend of essential oils made just for you. This can be tailored to your conditions or diseases, or specific bothersome symptoms. Oils are delivered in the proper medium for use; a spray, oil to anoint, blend to diffuse, or roller to apply. Essential oils are highly concentrated and some can be volatile in certain conditions or influence different body systems, therefore there are many different contraindications to be aware of when working with them. Call to book with Lise.
Using Traditional Chinese Medicine to understand the correlation between an imbalance of emotional processing and how it affects the body overtime. Suppressed or over indulgence of emotion can be stored in the body creating pain and dysfunction to the many systems. What is your body saying? Lise offers this insight during massage therapy sessions, if requested, and offers stand alone treatments for clients with complicated health histories. Call to book with Lise.