New Orleans massage and bodywork
BODYWORK SESSIONS ARE HELPFUL FOR:
Reducing mental & emotional stress
Increasing awareness of the body-mind connection
Improvating circulation of blood & lymph fluids
Releasing chronic or acute muscle tension & knots
Strengthening the immune system
Reducing depression & anxiety
Providing greater joint flexibility & range of motion
Increasing ease & efficiency of movement
Improvng posture & structural balance
Reducing blood pressure & heart rate
Helping reduce or eliminate tension headaches
Promoting deeper & easier breathing
Encouraging faster healing time from soft tissue injuries
Helping promote restful sleep
Bodywork sessions are an opportunity to receive conscious, skillful touch in a safe and supportive environment. Each session is tailored to your specific body, condition, and any need or goal you have. My approach is both listening to you about your body and subtlely listening to what your body has to say. While below I attempt to familiarize folks with modalities if they are unfamiliar, my style is always a blend of modalities with the intention of equal parts physical and emotional healing.
Deep Tissue & Sports
Tui Na & Acupressure
Shiatsu & Thai
Swedish & Cranial Sacral
Long gliding strokes combined with rhythmic tapping strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart for full body relaxation, circulation improvement, and muscle toxin decrease. This is a clothes-off modality that uses oil or lotion.
Soft hand positions influencing the membranes and fluid that surround the central nervous system to release tension surrounding the brain and spinal cord and enhance the body's ability to self-correct. This is a clothes-on modality without oil or lotion.
Slow, rhythmic compressions along energy channels of the body, mobilization of the joints, and acupressure to enhance vital flow of Qi. This is a clothes-on modality on a floor mat without oil or lotion.
Rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bring it back to balance while focusing on the specific issues, especially helpful for joint pain and stress-related disorders. This is a clothes-on modality without oil or lotion.
Gentle yet deep listening finger holds sustained on specific points along the merdians to bring the body into equilibrium, remove obstructions in energy pathways and alleviate common ailments. This is a clothes-on modality without oil or lotion.
This interactive form of bodywork utilizes slow, acute compressions in rhythmic motion along energy lines and assisted stretching resulting in a nourishing dance-like experience. This is a clothes-on modality on a floor mat without oil or lotion.
Slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin for therapeutic concentration on relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries. This is a clothes-off modality that uses oil or lotion.
A variety of approaches to help folks who are very active, before, during, or after events, to promote flexibility, prevent injury, and aid in healing after a sports injury. This is a limited-clothes modality that sometimes uses oil or lotion.
I specialize in bodywork in tandem with: