I’m very happy to now be offering Cupping Massage as a part of my approach to myofascial release and deep tissue massage sessions! This technique is the ancient practice of applying glass cups to the skin. The inside of the cup is heated quickly and then applied to the skin creating a vacuum. As a result, the tissues lying underneath the cup are drawn up by the suction.
The goal is to help relieve tension and adhesions in the fascia and muscular tissue by the inverse process usually provided by massage. Instead of manually pushing the tissue down and stretching it, we pull the tissue up via the cup and stretch it. This gives us a unique approach to treating long standing tension, scar tissue and other issues that limit full function.
Cups can be left stationary and also glide on the skin. My technique is to combine the placement and movement of the cups to help assist in deep muscular release that myofascial release and other neuromuscular techniques provide within the same session.
Cupping does leave behind visible marks as a result of drawing blood and lymph fluid to the surface. These marks will vary depending on how taught the tissue underneath it is and how long the cup is left in place. These “cupping kisses” can last anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days.
Please contact me for more information about how cupping can help you regain range of motion and relieve tension!
The Sun is soon to return longer in each day! Time to celebrate!! And so, wanting to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and much cheer and goodwill, I bring to you opportunities to bring the benefits of massage with you into the New Year for yourself and for your loved ones!
I am announcing another location you can buy Gift Certificates! At your convenience, please feel free to stop on down to Mother Earth Natural Foods here in Geneva, at 441 Exchange Street, anytime during operation hours (Monday-Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm, Friday 9:30am-6pm & Saturday 10 am-3pm). You’ll find upon asking that Gift Certificates are available behind the register counter and will be available to purchase by cash or check. I will only be able to charge debit or credit cards here in the office or over the phone.
Mother Earth Natural Foods is a wonderful health food & vitamin store that I have been working with since I’ve been working as an LMT here in Geneva starting in 2006. I have been a customer of theirs since I was a teen. Can’t say enough about how much I love them!
This Holiday Season I am also listing packages available through Dec 31st, 2014. Packages are perfect for those who need some concentrated amounts of TLC and/or are recovering from a particular strain/injury. Receiving the benefits of bodywork sessions scheduled closely together can make a big difference! There is a savings per package and it gradually increases per the quantity of sessions in each. **
3- One Hour Massage Sessions ~ $165
(a savings of $15!)
6- One Hour Massage Sessions ~ $315
(a savings of $45!)
9- One Hour Massage Sessions ~ $540
!! 10th Massage free !! (a savings of $60!)
Have a wonderful season of celebration, and many wishes of a happy and healthy New Year!!
** Please note:
The modality of techniques used in each package can be your choice, but the time frames and quantities stay the same. These packages are to be used by an individual or couple, and cannot be broken up into separate Gift Certificates for multiple people. All packages must be used within a year of purchase date.
So I definitely need to get back on track on staying up to date here! I’ll be making some visual changes here over the summer. The usual updates, virtual tidying up and what not. I’m hoping that summer won’t totally take off and leave me wondering where all of my time went, but I make no guarantees. 😉
In the mean time, please know that I am working in the same location and am as happy as ever! Please feel free to drop me a line or give a call as well… and soak up as much of that sunshine and fresh air as you can while we have it!
Greetings all!! It’s been quite some time since I’ve had the chance to update my doings and goings on about my practice. I’ve been steadily busy and this spring has also brought about moving my family into Geneva. Being a part of the community that has supported me the last 5.5 years is a wonderful feeling and I’m excited to see where the possibilities take us!
Over this past winter I have focused on my CranioSacral Therapy training and am now practicing this modality on a regular basis. I have been working with The Upledger Institute and greatly look forward to my continued studies. I will be writing a full description of this work in the near future, so please keep a look out!
As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact me and come by the office!