A therapeutic massage includes everything you need for relaxation, rejuvenation, healing, and transformation. Every massage is customized to what your goals are for the session. It includes the use of essential oils, heat treatment, deep tissue massage, and cupping therapy where needed at no additional charge.
Structural Integration Therapy with Kate is a combination of several modalities, primarily using rolfing techniques as described by The Rolf Institute founded by Dr. Ida Rolf. There is a lot of great information about this type of treatment on their website here: https://www.rolf.org/rolfing_structural_integration.php From their website the best description is as follows. "Rolfing® Structural Integration strives to align and balance the body’s components until the entire system is a smoothly functioning coordinated whole. For example, the legs are aligned to the hips, shoulders to rib cage, the body is positioned over the feet, and then all of these joints and related tissue are integrated to one another. A few of the many benefits people have experienced are reduced pain, increased flexibility, an enhanced sense of body awareness, and improved posture. This is a great therapy for anyone who has experience trauma and/or injury. The hallmark of Rolfing Structural Integration is a standardized "recipe" known as the Ten-Series, the goal of which is to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body over the course of ten Rolfing sessions." The Ten Series is purchased in the form of a package, but it is recommended you book a 60 or 90 minute session first and Kate will work with you on a treatment plan. The Ten Series comes with a take home self-care package at no additional charge. Please visit the above link to read more about this incredible therapy available to you now here at Mariposa Massage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please come in workout clothes or bring them with you to change into, as they are a must for this type of treatment. You will get on and off the table during some of your sessions to evaluate the changes as they occur.
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy with Kim is a combination of powerful modalities that facilitates great possibilities of improvement for a number of different chronic and acute pain issues. Kim does 60 and 90 minute sessions with a preference for 90 minutes, as that allows for more time to truly address the often complicated conditions by having time to go into the deeper work. This is not a typical massage like Swedish massage or even what most would consider a deep tissue massage. It is very specific, but when needed, very effective work. Common examples of when this type of work is necessary is things related to postural issues such as forward head posture, joint restriction, pelvic elevation or rotation, headache, dysfunctional nerve conduction, and groin pain. Myoskeletal Alignment® which is intended to resolve soft tissue dysfunction which creates or allows skeletal misalignment. Some common examples are forward head posture, shoulders rounded forward, vertebral facet jamming, joint mobilization or restriction, pelvic rotation, and pronated foot. For information about this type of massage treatment there is a great website that does a great job describing it: https://www.mbmyoskeletal.com/learning/myoskeletal-alignment/ IMPORTANT NOTE: There may be times when different assessments have to be done requiring getting on and off the table so coming to your massage in workout clothes or bringing a set with you is advised. (shorts for men, shorts and sports bra for women) If you forget, it's okay, Kim is excellent in her draping skills and she can do a lot of her assessments with you on the table.
This is a great way for Moms-to-Be to receive help with their changing bodies as pregnancy progresses, as long as you are having a healthy, normal pregnancy. If you are in your first trimester, please bring a note from your doctor stating your pregnancy is progressing normally and you are cleared for massage. If you have a history of blood clots, massage is contraindicated.
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Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
Lomi Lomi Massage
An anciet Hawaiian enery-based massage technique used by the kahunas (Hawaiian native healers), in which deep muscles are rigorously manipulated to interrupt muscle spasms, coupled with cross-fibre friction and strokes directed away from the heart; a specially carved stick may be used for massaging deeper tissues. Lomi Lomi massage is believed to be useful for chronic stress and tension, musculoskeletal disease and for increasing local blood and lymphatic circulation.
A great description for Thai massage in an article published by healthline.com called "6 Science-Supported Benefits of Thai Massage" describes the process as follows: "you lie fully clothed on a mat on the ground while a practitioner uses stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, promote relaxation, and improve flexibility and circulation. Sometimes referred to as assisted yoga, Thai massage is focused on improving the flow of energy throughout the body
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage as described by the Cleveland Clinic is also known as manual lymphatic drainage. It relieves swelling that happens when certain forms of medical treatment or illnesses block your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.
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