Each session integrates several techniques as the therapist sees fit. If you are interested in receiving, or want to learn more about any of the modalities below, please ask!
Helps ease stress and tension by accessing the deeper layers of muscles, tendons and fascia. By working slowly and waiting for the tissue to melt, it allows the body to release chronic muscle tension and reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. Deep Tissue Massage can help lower blood pressure, stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Reduce the mother-to-be's joint aches and anxiety in this pampering session. Massage stimulates soft tissue to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints caused by pressure on blood vessels. Studies suggests there are maternal and newborn health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular pre-natal care.
Let me teach you another avenue for bonding with your baby. Not only do you get quality time with your little one, massage can help them sleep and also help reduce crying. Learn techniques for colic and gas so you have a happier baby!
This low impact techniqe pushes the tissues together, essentially "tricking" the neurological system into relaxing the muscle. By putting the body into a position of comfort, over time this pain free therapy can reset the resting length of the muscle to its normal range.
Ultimate Foot Treatment
Enjoy a relaxing foot treatment which uses points on the feet to relax the body and alleviate symptoms. Can be very effective for palliative care.
Pressure points can be effective in restoring the natural energy flow of the body. Accupressure can be used with trauma victims as a low impact way of relieving tension. Ashley at Avenues for Health is trained in Jin Shin Do, a method that accesses acu-pressure points using gentle yet deep finger pressure.