Basic Bodywork

Trigger Point TherapyTrigger Point
This is the athletes DREAM modality! But you certainly don’t have to be an athlete to partake of this massage! This modality is great for those who like to cut the fluff and get to the point! No foo-foo spa stuff here!

Trigger Point therapy can be performed on a table in or on a massage chair or any place that is comfortable and allows good access to your spasmed and fatigued muscles while you remain completely dressed in whatever you have on. Many situations that athletes and non athletes alike experience are relieved with trigger point. Ex. Frozen shoulder, tricep tendonitis, tennis elbow, sciatica, migraines, planter fasciitis,TMJ and more! In addition, I offer complete instruction for a self treatment plan that keeps you active until your next visit.

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Myofacial Release

Fascia is the fascinating biological fabric and glue that holds us together.

It is a layer of fibrous tissue that permeates the human body. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding those structures together in much the same manner as plastic wrap can be used to hold the contents of sandwiches together. It consists of several layers: a superficial fascia, a deep fascia, and a visceral fascia which extends uninterrupted from the head to the tip of the toes.

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Holistic Bodywork

Swedish MassageSwedish
[aka Deep Circulatory Massage]
This is by far the most commonly chosen type of massage at spas in the United States. This massage usually involves a moderate to deeper pressure that at times becomes very specific to the muscle groups that are in greatest need; promoting excellent circulation and providing nutrients and detoxification to the muscles. Oil is used to facilitate the use of the strokes which may include effleurage, petrissage, fanning, palming, forearm, thumb and elbow use. The strokes are applied in a medium to slow tempo with focus on especially tense areas.

Level of Clothing:, Your comfort level is of utmost importance. Many clients prefer to keep their undergarments on, while others are more comfortable undressed. Much care is taken at Bodywork by jane to insure that you will be completely and professionally draped at all times with linens and blankets.

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Lomi Lomi MassageLomi lomi
Lomi lomi is a beautiful form of transformational Hawaiian massage. The massage practice integrates physical and energetic healing techniques with long flowing forearm movements, breath, presence, aloha, and sacred space.

What does that mean????!

Lomi-lomi is an ancient healing practice originating in the islands, practiced by the Kahunas and was kept secret for many, many years. Not so long ago various forms of Lomi began to be taught to the people of the islands and today even us “Haolis” can learn this technique! Non-native people were given the name “Haoli” because it means without breath. The breath referred to is the sacred breath of life which comes from God or Universal Life Force. So this work not only includes very unique physical bodywork, but also the addition of the movement of breath and energy to help you access and release deep emotional issues. Oil is a key part of this massage as the strokes are long and flowing – almost dance like. At some points one entire side of the body will be massaged in long strokes moving from the shoulders all the way to the feet. Alternating strokes causes your brain to give up contemplating or anticipating the next move and you are lulled into a fantastical light state of sleep or relaxation. Traditional draping for Lomi Lomi is generally very sparse. This truly facilitates the flow of the work, however, this can be accomplished with a more traditional drape for your comfort. This massage is a total island escape as Hawaiian music and tropical sounds are used as well.

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Shiatsu MassageShiatsu/Thai
This modality’s origins stem from Asian body healing techniques. Shiatsu or Thai is a great place to start with bodywork especially if you are tentative about the use of oils and lack of clothing involved in a traditional massage. You are completely clothed and no oil is applied while this bodywork traditionally takes place on the floor on a most comfy mat. While both of these modalities have there disctintive differences yet are seemingly quite similar, frequently I blend the two modalities. All movements are designed to address muscles and internal organ systems in a pain free fashion which is extremely beneficial for body change. Deep levels of relaxation are truly found during this work.

Be sure to wear clothing that you can easily stretch in and is free of thick seams. Ex. Running shorts, yoga pants, pajama pants, t-shirts or any stretchy top.

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Reiki MassageReiki
This is actually no massage at all. You are completely dressed and either lying on a table or sitting in a chair.

Reiki initially came from Japan is an energy healing art form. For some, the term laying on of hands easily explains the technique. Throughout the session you and I remain completely silent as I gently place my hands on your body. I remain as an open vessel to facilitate the flow of healing energy (chi) which comes from God (or whatever higher power of the universe you are comfortable with.) It is important to note that I do not do the healing. I merely help transfer universal energy from it’s source to you and your body so that your body can utilize the energy as it deems applicable. Physical as well as emotional issues are tapped into. Clients leave feeling relaxed and energized and more balanced. This technique is extremely simple yet intensely powerful. It is a great, great addition to your consistent bodywork.

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Hot Stone MassageHot Stone
An authentic hot stone massage is not simply the "gliding" of heated stones lightly upon the surface of the skin, but rather the stones are used as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level comfortable to you. You can request light, medium, or deep pressure. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases the blood flow to the area being worked on which is said to further accelerate the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also aids in relaxing your mind.

Stone layout typically will be along both sides of the spine and properly sized stones are placed under your hands and in between your fingers and toes. While these layout stones are delivering concentrated centers of heat, I am massaging you with heated stones held in the palm of my hand with firm strokes along the muscles of the legs, arms, and torso areas.

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Lomi Lomi MassageCraniosacral
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, your bodyworker facilitates the release of restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a myriad of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor-coordination impairments, colic, autism, central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and scoliosis to name a few.

CST is capable of releasing micro-restrictions of the skull sutures, sacral region, and dural sheath known as the dura mater, which encompasses and suspends the entire brain, spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid. Remarkable relief can be found once minute measures of space are created for these structures to function in.

Another wonderful benefit of CST is the fantastic connection to the energy source of the universe. This experience at least is extremely relaxing and rejuvenating, giving your mind and body time to just check out and jell out. And who doesn’t need this in today’s stressful society? While this featherlight modality may seem to many as next to impossible, the results are phenomenal and amazing as together, bodyworker and client, delve deeper into the realm of self-healing. I do so invite you to try Craniosacral Therapy and recognize the changes and sensations that I am sure you will experience.

This is another modality in which you remain completely dressed in whatever you arrived in. You will be lying on your back for the entire session so this must be a position that works for you.

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Chakra Balancing
Chakras are centers of activity that receive, assimilate and express life force energy. They are responsible for the person's physical, mental, and spiritual functions.

Interestingly, the ancient healers' description of the Chakras or Energy Centers first studied and written about 2600 years ago has proven to be anatomically correct. The location of the 7 Chakras which everyone has, correspond to our bodies as follows:

  • The first five are the five main nerve ganglia of the spinal column where the nerve endings form junctions. At the nerve ganglia, nerves from different organs and parts the body join the spinal cord.
  • The other two are the upper and lower areas of the brain.

Each Chakra is also associated with one of the seven endocrine glands. Thus each organ, the entire body and its functions are connected to our Chakras by the nerves which generate out from them and by the endocrine glands associated with them

There are many reasons why your chakras can become unbalanced and it is important to care for them just as you would, let’s say, your hair. You don’t have to get a haircut everyday, but you do need to go to a professional on occasion to restore the style you desire.

Chakras can be put into balance in many ways. Currently I use Reiki, Craniosacral Aromatherapy and Sound techniques to accomplish this.

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Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function

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Sound Healing
During our waking state, the normal frequency of our brain waves is that of Beta. Sound tools entrain the brain to move into the deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies. These are the frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind and intuition. Modern medicine can now measure and thus confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing. (see sound healing questions answered for more info on this) Thus, sound is a type of energy medicine that creates the sacred space in which people can heal from stress disorders, pain, depression, balance energetic centers and more.

Actual instruments as well as precisely recorded sounds are used in specific rhythmic patterns to create vibrational sound harmonics . These sound frequencies impacts the sympathetic nervous system as your brain waves synchronize to the vibrations of the tones. The harmonic vibrations engage the relaxation reflex, slow down the respiratory, brain and heart rate and disrupt the pain reflex creating a deep sense of well being.

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