Integrative Massage Therapy is unique blending of therapeutic massage techniques to deliver purposeful, healing touch that is specific to the clients’ personal needs. Combining styles and techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, and Myofacial Release, the result is a deeply therapeutic and relaxing massage that will leave you feeling lighter, more vibrant and more connected to your body.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) works on your fascia which runs like a three dimensional spider web throughout the entire body! Traumas, surgeries, and inflammatory responses cause the fascia to become tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. This can cause us a myriad of pain symptoms and reduce flexibility, and our ability to withstand stressors.
Releasing fascial restrictions helps remove pressure from pain sensitive structures. The lengthened fascia also creates space for easier movement and a greater range of motion. MFR hydrates fascia, thus allowing the fascial structures to glide upon one another more easily. MFR opens space for fluid and energy movement, facilitating greater circulation and improving cellular communication - allowing & helping the body to heal.
Each Myofascial Release session is performed directly on skin without oil or cream. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to help release the fascia.
Shileigha is trained in the Intermediate level of John Barnes' Myofascial Release Therapy.
Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy
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.
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.