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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. 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. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy® is a deep compression barefoot massage where the therapist utilizes parallel bars on the ceiling for support and balance while delivering consistent, deep, relaxing pressure. This massage is like no other deep tissue massage you have ever experienced- it is known as the "most luxurious massage on the planet"! Using gravity and their body weight the therapist is able to deliver a deep tissue massage with their feet. The broader surface of the foot makes the compression smooth and sumptuous not bony or pokey like using an elbow, or thumbs. If you love deep work but have difficulty finding a therapist to deliver, then Ashiatsu may be perfect for you! Its great for those who suffer from chronic conditions such as back/hip pain, or shoulder pain. It's also extremely beneficial for crossfitters, runners, cyclists and all types of athletes looking for treatment and prevention of injuries, increased range of motion, quick recovery, and long lasting results.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid around the spine and skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience. Craniosacral Therapy is done over the client's clothing, and hence, the client does not have to disrobe. Gwen specializes in Biodynamic Craniosacral.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, Tamara works directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Specializing in the use Lymphatic Massage Therapy with Complete Decongestive Therapy, and Lymphedema Education, Tamara is able to achieve dramatic results in improvement of the affected areas, as well as help you achieve better self management of your chronic condition. Some of the conditions I can help improve are swelling due to Congestive Heart condition, Lymphedema post-cancer treatments, Primary Lymphedema, swelling after surgeries. Better results are always achieved when we work as part of a team approach with your primary care provider.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. Tamara focuses her attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.