Modalities Offered

by admin on October 9th, 2010


Integrative Massage

Your session can be customized to your needs and preferences, after speaking with your therapist you will be sure to be relaxed and prepared to embark on a journey of health and well being.

 

 

Neuromuscular Therapy

This type of massage therapy has been found to be highly effective for back pain, resulting from a soft tissue injury, such as a muscle strain. Neuromuscular therapy involves alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas where there is muscle spasm. The pressure is usually applied for about ten to thirty seconds by the massage therapist, who uses his or her fingers, knuckles, or elbow. This process tends to relax the muscle, which then releases the lactic acid and allows the muscle to start receiving enough blood and oxygen. The goal of Neuromuscular Therapy is to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.                   – http://whatisholistic.com/definitions/neuromuscular_therapy

A Neuromuscular session is traditionally experienced on the massage table and can be clothed or unclothed fully draped.


Swedish

The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.                              -http://whatisholistic.com/definitions/swedish_massage


Raindrop Technique

The Raindrop Technique is a method of using Vita Flex, reflexology, massage techniques, etc., and essential oils applied on various locations of the body to bring it into structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing and mild application. Since the Raindrop Technique is designed to decompress the spine, almost everyone who receives this treatment grows from a 1/4 of an inch to a 1/2 of an inch! You will be measured before and after your session and you will be amazed to see the world from a different vantage point!

The Essential Oils used in the Raindrop Technique are: Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress, Peppermint, Aroma Seiz. This treatment effectively alleviates many types of pain and illness. This is not not considered a massage, although a brief back massage is incorporated into the treatment. If you would like to include massage into your session, feel free to ask for a half hour add-on.


Integrative Massage

Integrative massage brings together influences from Swedish massage, eastern medicine, tai chi, and meditation.  The practitioner is trained not only in massage technique, but also in meditation so she may enter the session with a completely quiet mind, and may allow herself to be in tune with and informed by sensory awareness, intuition, and presence.  The integrative massage itself is much like a dance, and incorporates long, slow, tai chi-like strokes to seamlessly massage your body and spirit into a united whole.   These long strokes as well as the ancient wisdoms of eastern medicine create a healing mixture of relaxation, rejuvenation, & integration.


Pregnancy Massage

As a retired Doula trained by DONA, Alecia is especially sensitive to your needs at this amazing, and transformative time in your life. Remember caring for yourself is caring for your child, and come feel comfortable in your body again.


Dry Brushing

The benefits of Dry Brushing have been shown to reduce cellulite, stimulate the lymphatic system, help you feel energized, clear clogged pores, and improves circulation. Add Dry Brushing onto your session by just purchasing a dry brush from Therapy In Presence. Then, if you want to include dry brushing into any of your other sessions, simply bring your brush with you and we will include it no charge as part of your session!


*All sessions come with complimentary aromatherapy, using medicinal grade therapeutic essential oils.

*All sessions can integrate complimentary warm stones into your  massage.