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MASSAGE THERAPY

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I specialize in precise + focused, deeply healing massage with Reiki

Acupressure Neck Massage

massage + reiki  90 min

massage + reiki  2hr

30, 60, 90 min

  "Lisa's massage is energy-laced body medicine." client M.B.

People often ask what kind of massage I do. It is:

 

Reiki Infused

Regardless of the "technique" I'm using, my treatment is informed by the state of energy present in the tissues. Clients often comment on the warmth emanating from my hands.

 

Slow and Focused

I hold pressure on constricted, painful muscles until they loosen and feel comfortable again. I let healing energy flow into sore, stuck tendons until they begin to glide and move more easily. That takes time and patience.

Deep Not Wide

If my clients have been dissatisfied by massage in the past, often they tell me it's because the person seems to have a set routine aimed at getting the body "covered" in a set amount of time. I aim to craft your session intuitively and precisely, based on what you and your body tell me.

Tail to Crown

The backbone houses the spinal cord, which descends from the brain and branches out  through the vertebrae into various nerves. Our nerves enliven our muscles, internal organs, all of our being. Having a relaxed and healthy nervous system encourages the healing process, regardless of your concern. That's why I like to spend a lot of time on the back, neck, and head, calming the nervous system, from tail to crown.

HEART-OPENING MASSAGE FOR ANXIETY

 

When a body feels anxious, overwhelmed, flighty or irritable, there is often an accompanying posture of rounded shoulders and a caving-in around the heart.

 

There is usually pain near the shoulder blades and spine, and often neck pain or headaches. Sometimes there is migraine, dizziness, brain fog, jaw pain or dysfunction, or tingling in the arms and hands as well. 

My particular strength lies in helping heads and necks, shoulders and upper backs to relax so the area around the heart feels more "open." 

 

Addressing this "caved in" state in the front of the body often helps ease pain, anxiety, low energy, stuckness, even hidden grief or anger, overwhelm and lack of confidence.

 

If this is the kind of energy you want support with,  I suggest these Power Booster Add-Ons to enhance your massage or massage + reiki session:

"Emotional Freedom"

"Focused Neck + Shoulder"

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massage add ons

NO PAIN NO GAIN?
NO WAY

According to the research*, the best results of therapeutic massage come from calming the body, not beating it up. Saying "I can take it!" only causes stress. You don't need to tolerate pain to receive the benefits of massage therapy.

 

There's no evidence that proves the no pain no gain theory. It's a myth that massage must hurt to be effective. Doesn't it make sense that pain would put you into "fight or flight" mode?

 

Isn't what we want the opposite, the "relaxation response," where healing can take place? That's what I make of the research anyway. That's why there is no "butt-kicking" in my treatment room. Here's what you can expect instead:

  • Expert integrative, intuitive massage that magically unwinds every pain point, but does not hurt. And don't worry. It's not too gentle either!

  • Super "Power Booster" add-on services. Yes, you add them on, but don't think of them as "extras!" They will transform a nice massage into a deep healing experience that touches on root causes of pain and heavy emotion. 

  • Relaxed timing to accommodate your pre-session consult and post-session check in. Take a breath, settle in, enjoy.

*Check this eye-opening review of the evidence-based effects of massage therapy 

PAIN SCIENCE: DOES MASSAGE THERAPY WORK

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