Massage for Body and Soul
By Appointment Only - 7 Days a Week
Read my blog: Insights from My Massage Table
Includes a combination of many massage techniques. Your body has over 600 muscles all performing at different levels every day, one massage technique is not going to help all of you!
- 1 Hour Therapeutic Session includes energy work & massage: $65
- Full Body Detox includes 1 Hour Energy Massage PLUS 40 Minute Ionic Detox Session:$85 (Full Details here)
- 90 Minute Massage Session includes core energy clearing and reading , energy work thru the massage: $95
- Full Hands of Light and Sound Therapy
- Deep and complete reading of the body, full removal of any energy blocks via intense (but very enjoyable) energy work, the removal of stagnant and non-conductive energy is done via massage, essential oil therapy and crystal therapy (according to what your body asks for), and sound therapy. This session is a minimum of 2 hours, for those with deep blocks, we often go over the time, which is included in the initial fee. I NEVER charge extra!- Now only $125 (Full Details about this session here)
- 40 Minute Ionic Detox Session: $30 (Full Details here)
What makes my massage unique?
Once I got out of massage school (May 2006) and started my private practice, every time I did a massage like school taught me to do, I felt like I was going against the natural flow of the body. Little did I realize that "feeling" and trusting my own inner guidance on how to really serve the physical and spiritual bodies within my massage, was going to take me into a whole new understanding of how our energy body and physical bodies work to release toxins, including emotions we store with ourselves.
I had already been doing "energy work" since 2001, so this was a place I was very familiar with. I knew the energy body intimately, but yet it didn't fit with the way we are taught to work the physical body via massage. We are taught to do our massage strokes upwards. So what we as a massage therapists are doing is breaking up the toxins within the muscles, facial and skin and sending back thru the body via the blood and lymphatic system. Let me tell you, we have A LOT of toxins in our bodies and the physical body simply cannot eliminate at the rate of speed we are breaking up the inner debris and sending thru the body. That is why you may feel good for a few days (or longer) but eventually need another massage. Everything settled back into place, or even in new places.
The body naturally detoxes (energetically speaking) "downhill." That is to say we have a natural energy system that works with the flow of gravity all around us and detoxes itself from head to toe. We actually eliminate A LOT thru our energy system, the chakras. Not sure what a chakra is, click here.
I decided to do what school told us we should never do (because they simply look at the physical structure without even understanding the energy structure), I reversed the direction of my massage strokes. I actually felt like I was now working in harmony with the body instead of against it. Not only that, clients realized something was very different with my massages as well. They felt up-lifted, Lighter... as they should. I have had many clients tell me the same thing "I have never felt this way after a massage." When you are in harmony with the energy body the physical body lights up and glows. You feel refreshed, intoxicated even.
As I began to continue this massage practice, I realized people store a lot of junk in their entire body system. Not only physical toxins, but emotional ones too. I learned to trace the energy back during the massage to see what caused these toxins and blocks and I will tell you whatever I pick up from your body.
Even if you just get a one hour massage, your body will know it just experienced something very special. Don't just get a massage, allow yourself to have a whole massage experience!!
How I work the Energy Body via the Physical Body
The first thing I do is a light head/scalp massage. What I am really doing is sending a communication to all the neurons in your body that we are getting ready to do some intense wonderful energy work and to prepare to release what no longer serves (the one on my massage table). I try not to do any "readings" during the one hour massage, but sometimes a persons body has been waiting a long time for someone who not only listens, but can understand the communication of the body. So if your body has something to say, I always share it back to you.
I then place the palm of my hand on your crown chakra (top of your head) and stream invigorating spiritual energy down thru your core energy system (head, neck, spine.) I then move to the feet and do what I call "Lisa-exology" my version of reflexology. Again, I work the energy centers of your body from the feet. I completely clear and charge the spine from the feet as well. I do pick up a lot of "information" from the feet as well, which of course, I always relay back to you.
Once I am done with the feet, I start the massage at the right calf. The right side of your body is your emotional/spiritual side and we are emotional pack-rats! My focus is always the core channel in the center of your leg, but yet, I work the entire leg area, directing all the toxins you have built up to the core channel and out the bottom of the foot. I then go to the knee, then the thigh, the hip area and then I do the left leg, which is all about your physical life.
Once I am finished with the legs, I move to the right arm, starting at your hand and making sure that chakra is open and spinning, and working my way up to your shoulder, then move to the left hand and arm. Once completed I then move to your shoulders and neck, then onto the chest (entire chest for men only) and then the abdomen. Again, making sure every energy center is open and releasing all that you do not need thru your energy centers, while putting highly charged, wonderfully intoxicating energy back into your body. No I do not use reiki, it is a much higher vibrating energy than reiki. Consider Reiki water, and the higher energies like your best bottles of Champagne.
Once I complete the front of you (and yes, everyone starts face up, energy goes in thru the front of you.) You then turn to lay face down and I do what I refer to as a deep energy redistribution, making sure all the new energy is deeply embedded into each and every cell, while releasing the remaining straggling toxic energy down and out the energy centers.
What is energy work?
by Karen Murphy
A more basic question, perhaps, would be the exploration of what is energy.
Energy is the term that has come to be used to explain or to connote the basic life force that exists in and all around you. Its very intangibility to those who exist solely, in their perception, on the Earth-plane gives it an ethereal quality that makes it seem difficult to understand.
Often people say they cannot feel energy. What they really mean is: they do not know what they are feeling when they feel it.
All of you feel energy all the time. All of you have the ability to discern what it is that you are feeling. You simply need to bring awareness and attention to what it is you feel.
Understand, however, that this can be a difficult process. Sometimes certain protections are built-in to your patterns of awareness that make it difficult for you to notice when you are feeling certain kinds of energy. The people who feel energy the most tend to be those who have chosen to accept that doing so is a benefit to them. This is a choice that you can make at any time. But understand that such choices need to be made on all the levels of your being. You are your conscious mind. You are also your heart space. You are also your soul or essence. All of You works together, all the time, to create the choices and the responses that you have all the input that you receive in the course of a day.
Going back to the question "What is Energy?":
Energy is simply the explanation for the life force that exists in and all around you.
In other words, everything has its own awareness: a table, a book, the cells that make up your nose all have an individual awareness. This collective awareness moves in a cyclic fashion, much like a wave and much like electricity does.
In fact, a very good analogy for "What is Energy" is to compare it to electricity. However, electricity has far more instant tangibility than does energy. You are beings made of energy. That is what you are made of - there is nothing more to you than simply energy. Another way to describe energy is, of course, calling it Love. It's gathered together in certain patterns, in certain ways, to create form. The form can be a microphone. The form can be a person. The form can be a tree. It's all made of the same "stuff".
Energy work, then, is an activity that helps to bring awareness or attention to the energy that you are and the energy that exists all around you. When someone puts their hands on someone else, when they're doing Reiki or other energy healing, they are simply intending to bring attention to the energy that is already that other person. That's all there is to it. Energy work brings attention to what already exists within you.
The reason why energy work is effective is because it acts as a catalyst to assist you with the process that you choose to embark upon. If you are receiving healing from someone else, you are choosing to accept that healing, and in so doing accept whatever comes of your new attention and awareness to the healing that is taking place within you. No one person can heal another without an interaction and a choice being made by the recipient to bring their energetic awareness and attention to the possibility of healing taking place.
Question: So the healing actually comes from increased awareness?
Yes, but even saying "increased awareness" is a little bit misleading.
You don't necessarily have to have that awareness within your conscious mind. Your body, made up as it is of energy, has awareness of its own all over the place. Your leg has awareness that you may not be aware of in your mind - but your leg knows. If your leg is choosing to hold attention to the healing that needs to take place within it, then that will happen.
Question: If one person intends to bring healing energy to another, when will it be helpful and when will it do nothing?
That is a very good question.
Understand that the recipient of energy work chooses to accept the awareness and attention that comes from the healing action. Understand also that this choice need not be on a conscious level.
It is easy to differentiate between when this is helpful and when it will do nothing. There is always, within you, an even deeper and more underlying part of you - your essence, or soul - that you tend not to factor in when you think about choices, decisions and healing. If you are the target of intended energy work or intended healing because you have a condition that others think needs healing (for instance, if you are a person with cancer) other people will give you energy and will send energy to you in the hope that you get better. But perhaps on a soul level it is your choice to experience the illness to its ultimate degree. Perhaps it is the choice of you on a soul level to not accept that healing - in which case it won't work.
It will always work, however, when you you, as your conscious mind, are in closer connection to You on a soul level. When you are making the choices, living the life and walking the path of someone who is connected to themselves on a soul level, then energy work will always have an effect - and it will always have the effect that you choose, that you desire.
Often people don't know what they want - in which case energy work can also be very useful. We already mentioned that it acts as a catalyst for what's already present. So, if someone wants a shift - a transformation - in their life and they receive energy work, it can help them bring clarity to their desires. It can then help gather together what they need within them in order to move off in the direction that they want to move in.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States.
Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.
How Does Massage Therapy Work?
Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.
It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Why Do People Get Massage Therapy?
People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body's stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol.
Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
What a Typical Massage Therapy Session is Like?
A typical massage therapy session is between 40 and 90 minutes. Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.
You will be asked to undress while the massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under a sheet or with a towel drape on a padded massage table.
The massage therapist will knock on the door to make sure you are ready. The massage therapist re-enters the room and will then adjust the face rest and pillows to ensure that you are comfortable and properly positioned. Tell the massage therapist if you are too warm or cold.
The massage therapist uses a light oil or lotion on the skin and begins the massage. A full body massage usually begins on the back and then moves down to the legs. You will then be asked to turn over so you are face up. The massage continues on your arms, legs, neck, and abdomen. (Hands of Light and Sound therapy starts completely opposite because of the intense energy work being done.)
You are underneath the sheet at all times (Lisa uses towel drapes for her Hands of Light Therapy), and in North America only the part of the body being treated at any one time is uncovered (except in Lisa's Therapy room...smile, she needs full access to the whole body at all times).
After the massage, the massage therapist leaves the room so you can get changed.
Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy.
Will Massage Therapy Hurt?
Massage therapy shouldn't hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.
How Will I Feel After a Massage?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day.
- Massage therapy is not recommended for certain people:
- People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
- Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Additional Massage Tips
Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.
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