"Escape to the Forest for an hour or more of Wellness and Rejuvenation"
Desiree has an Integrative approach to her therapeutic massage, drawing from several bodywork modalities to help ease tension, reduce muscular and joint pain, headaches and stress.
Modality and technique descriptions;
"Swedish Massage" are long and rhythmic techniques used for relaxation and to warm up muscles, preparing for deeper techniques.
"Muscle Stripping" is a gentle deep tissue technique used to ease muscular tender points and trigger points.
"Trigger Point Therapy" is a deep tissue technique applying direct pressure to muscle trigger point. Only used on those who receive regular massage and prefer deep pressure.
"Hot Stones" One stroke with a hot lava/basalt stone is the equivalent of five manual strokes. Great for connective tissue, arthritic joints and tight muscles.
"Massage Cupping" Excellent, gentle deep tissue technique. Massage cups create a suction and tissue is pulled up rather than traditional manual compression. Cupping is as or even more effective than deep tissue techniques without the pain. Results are longer lasting, increasing; circulation, lymph flow, range of motion of joints, cell nourishment while decreasing pain and breaking up muscle fiber adhesions. Three minutes of cupping is as effective as twenty minutes of myofascial trigger point therapy. Stationary cups are also placed on acupressure and reflex points for no longer than 3 minutes. Reddish marks or "cup kisses" may persist from a few hours in most up to even a week in some individuals. This is normal, does not hurt and is a result of the suction increasing circulation to the surface of the skin.
"Reflexology" and "Acupressure" Gentle pressure is applied to points on feet and body that help enhance the massage, bringing deep relaxation and easing pain and tension.
"Aromatherapy" A little extra pleasantry to help enhance the massage. The sense of smell has a direct relationship to the limbic system, often referred to as the "seat of our emotions."