Swedish Massage is the style of massage most people envision when they imagine receiving a session centered on relaxation and indulgence. This techniue utilizes a variety of different techniques to release tension, reduce stress and improve the circulation of blood through the body. If you are looking for a massage session that will help you forget the troubles of your day and make you feel as though your body has been disolved into a lovely puddle of goo, then Swedish Massage is the right technique for you!
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that is most often used for a "fix me" massage session. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. It is used in very focused locations, utilizing slow, deep strokes intended to address specific problem areas - as opposed to the techniques used in a full-body massage session. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Soreness is common for a day or two after the treatment. As with any massage - but especially with Deep Tissue and Trigger Point work - plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the tissues during the session.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension that occur in muscles and soft tissue that are not only painful in and of them selves, but can be the cause of pain in separate areas of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite intense at times, yet the results most often yield reduced pain levels and measurable increases in physical range of motion. It is strongly advised that clients drink plenty of water after a Trigger Point session and avoid heavy physical labor and alcohol for a short period of time afterwards.
MotherMassage(R) is a pregnancy massage technique developed and taught by Elaine Stillerman LMT. This work focuses on supporting the many needs of mother and baby through this exciting phase of change and growth. These techniques help relieve pain, ease discomfort and promote strong health in both mother and baby. Massage during pregnancy provides emotional support, reduces stress and provides comfort for mother and child. It provides the mother with a more connected feeling with her changing body and Postpartum massage sessions can help her through the difficult transition she will experience after the birth of her child.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Massage is a form of healing that is both relaxing and energizing. Once the session is over, however, the return to the world in order to drive home can detract from the benefits of the session. So why not have the massage in the comfort of your own home?
I provide on site massage - with either a massage table or a massage chair - in private homes, businesses and at special events. There is an additional charge for travel which is as follows:
- Travel to a location within 15 minutes of Downtown Ithaca is FREE.
- Travel to a location 16-20 minutes away is $15.
- Travel to a location 21-35 minutes away is $20
- Travel to a location 36-50 minutes away is $25
- Travel to a location 51-65 minutes away is $30