Lasting Touch Massage approaches each session by integrating a combination of modalities to help you gain a sense of relaxation and well-being. Massage aids the body in detoxification by improving circulation through increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. This allows the power of touch to assist each of us to connect with our own self healing abilities, thereby bringing our bodies into a more balanced state.
During the session Sue can work with and address specific areas of chronic pain and dysfunction to aid in a mind-body awareness. This can help with headaches, backaches, fatigue, reducing stress, and more. Many of us have upper back and shoulder soreness from working on computers, driving, or the like. Along with the massage, due can also guide you in corrective home stretching that will assist your body on your path to wellness.
Swedish - Incorporates gentle gliding movements with connecting holds, vibration and kneading that blend together to soothe the muscles, increase circulation, invigorate the skin, and melt tension.
Deep Tissue - is deep muscle work using specific, slow and deep pressure to release chronic tension and deep holding patterns in the tissue. The focus is on deeper layers of muscle tissue as well as tendons and connective tissue.
CORE Myofascial - has a focus on spreading or softening the fascia, the connective tissue, which is the most abundant tissue in the body. CORE work has a deep stretching quality which results in loosening restrictions, increasing movement and reducing pain.
Reiki - helps the body to balance its energetic flow in connection with the universal life force. It is often done fully clothed but can be included into a massage session.
Reflexology - is a holistic healing method which focuses on the reflex-oriented points primarily on the feet and hands which has a profound influence on the wholeness of your well-being.
Tuina - is Chinese medical massage that combines aspects of deep tissue, meridian theory and skeletal adjustments* to aid the body in establishing harmony and balance. (*Skeletal adjustments are not part of basic tuina.)
Craniosacral Therapy - is a gentle touch therapy that works with movement of cerebrospinal fluid, cranial bones, membranes, and the function of connective tissue of the body to assist the body in its ability to heal itself.