During a Swedish massage, you will experience various massage techniques in a tranquil environment designed to:
Ease muscle tension and soreness
Create a sense of calm and repose
Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapy
I use John Barnes' MFR, which he describes as:
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Each MFR Therapy session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery, which enables me to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate fascial release.
I really believe the work you did fixed my back."
M.F. ~ Great Falls, VA
Rene-Maurice Gattefosse coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with the publication of his book Gattefosse's Aromatherapie, which contains early clinical findings regarding the use of essential oils for a host of physiological ailments. We can conclude that Gattefosse intended “Aromatherapie” to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils). Aromatherapy has come to encompass a practice that relates to the treatment of different human pathologies (emotional and physical) with essential oils. Today's practice of aromatherapy consists of a holistic approach encompassing the body, mind and spirit.
Aromatherapy massage incorporates essential oils in the performance of a Swedish massage. The selection of essential oils depends on the condition of the client at the time of the massage. The oils may address the physical and/or emotional needs of the client.
In addition to massage, I can provide oil blends to address aches and pains, skin conditions, and emotional states.