By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds
Many people get started in massage by getting the traditional Swedish massage. This massage is a perfect combination of positive touch with a gentle approach to relaxing the muscles. Within 5 years of my practice, I started incorporating other techniques into the massage experience. I noticed that we all come with different types of pain and disfunction based on what life is presenting us. The Integrative massage is a blending of techniques so that I can offer “a perfect for you” massage. I have also noticed over my 14 years in practice that people seek out specific specializations and like to use bodywork as a way to find internal connection and oneness. I love combining energy work and spa treatments with massage techniques to help you feel relaxed, deeply connected and in tune.
I invite you to share your transformation time with me.
– East Meets West Thai Yoga Foot Massage With Deep Tissue/Integrative –
Traditional Thai foot massage activates your innate healing response with pressure point and Sen line work on the feet and lower extremities. I am combining this technique with integrative/deep tissue on the back, neck and shoulders. You probably know how wonderful integrative massage helps your back feel. In this session you get all the attention on the places where you store the brunt of your stress along with improved circulation in the feet and legs. You will feel the sedating benefits!
– The Works! –
Ever need to just hit reset? Get Tuned in? I’ve created “The Works”, a 2 hour session that starts by pulling a past, present, future oracle card spread. This will help focus your energy in the session. I’ll incorporate energy work (reiki, polarity, cranio sacral), massage (deep tissue and Swedish), sound therapy, chakra imagery (sometimes guided) and the grounding use of crystals, hot stones and warm towels. The WooWoo is real and you are YOU, only “reset” better. One client said, “this is not a massage, this is an experience.”
– Be Aligned With A Earth Star Spirit Massage –
“The earth star chakra anchors the etheric and astral body to this life-time and the soul star chakra connects us to the ever expansive higher self.”
In this 2 hour session we use an intuitive oracle deck to bring awareness to the current energy field and anchor the session in this time dimension. I will use solfeggio coded tuning forks to get connected to information around archetypal chakra work that is manifesting along your personal past, present, future timeline. These solfeggio codes activate sacred geometry and help the DNA matrix realign to and remember soul purpose. We use gentle Marma point massage and reiki along with cranio sacral work to connect and soothe the body. Essential oils and crystals will help unlock the energy centers so that the physical body can follow. Great attention is paid to the head and feet as these are the entry and exit points of the etheric Shushumna Nadi (main energy channel) and connector to the earth and soul star chakras. Clients have marveled at troubles melting away, tensions easing, experienced lucid dreaming and eureka moments.
– Renew with An Ayurvedic Rejuvination Massage –
Ayurveda utilizes the curative properties of oils and herbs to improve health and relieve stress. Enjoy the benefits of the ancient science of Ayurveda in a modern setting. This session includes Abyanga (warm oils massage), Garshan (dry skin brushing), and a Mini Shirodhara (oil streaming down on the 3rd eye point and hot oil treatment on the hair). Clients love the feeling of deep relaxation offered by this treatment and have remarked that they feel as if they have been reborn back into their body! Consider booking this massage during a change of seasons. You will transition so much better! I do have a 60 and a 90 minute version of this session.
– Fertility Massage –
Fertility massage is a non-invasive way to decrease stress and prepare the body for pregnancy. The massage is centered on the abdomen, back and feet. Aside from deep relaxation, the aim of this session is to support the reproductive system by helping to break down scar tissue or adhesions in the abdominal area, increase circulation to the uterus and cervix, prevent stagnation and support the natural detox functions of the organs of elimination. Because of the focus on the abdominal area, this session also supports gut motility, and can reduce constipation and bloating. Culturally many “hold in” the belly causing stress and tension to accumulate. I’ll use Essential oils to create a nurturing environment, warm castor oil packs to support the reduction of stress and reflexology on the feet. We’ll end the session with an integrative massage on the back. This session is contraindicated if you are pregnant or in an active phase of fertility treatments.
– Reiki With Tuning Forks –
My master level Reiki certification is in the traditional Usui Method. This is an enhanced Reiki session that includes the use of tuning forks to attune and support a resonance throughout mind, emotions, and body. The tuning forks help identify chakras that could benefit from attention. Past/present/future insights along with energetic adjustments are gently supported during this session. We will use a Chakra archetype model to help you hone in on the subconscious meaning.
– Get In Tune With An Aromatherapy Consult –
Need to know which essential oils and herbs might work for you. This session combines aromatherapy, ayurveda, and energy science to help you approach your body, and your situation in a custom way so that it will work for you.
– Full Body Scented Sugar Scrub & Aromatherapy Massage –
This session is everything! A scented sugar scrub to gently exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Then after a warm shower, you come back to the massage table where your body gets warm scented oils to nourish the tissues and a massage to balance into “beingness! ”
– Be Connected With This Private Meditation Package –
This private session with me is a pre-paid package with two 1-hour sessions. We will cover the basics like a meditation posture perfect for you, breathing techniques and practice. We can then move forward with skill development and a mantra. As Always intuition is heightened during meditation. Prepare for deep and meaningful awareness, skills to help you find the meditation practice that is right for your temperament.
– Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consult –
Interested in how the complex topic of Ayurveda could be simplified into some positive daily routines that reflect your dosha (temperament) as you move through the seasons? This combination session includes an Ayurvedic consultation with focus on your dosha. Based on what your are experiencing this season and the goals you have for the coming year, I will teach you a mantra and go over some simple ayurvedic lifestyle ideas that are personalized to you as you move through the 4 seasons. This can include Yoga postures, food choices, meditation and breath work along with herbs and essential oils.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I must have 24 hours of continuing education in my field every 2 years. This is a pleasure, as I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. I hold certifications in Pregnancy Massage, Fertility Massage, Ayurvedic and Sacred Hot Stone Massage, TMJ and Reflexology, Cranio Sacral, Polarity and Myofascial Release Techniques. I have also completed training in Meditation, Mantra and Thai Yoga Massage. I have completed specialized 200+ hour programs in Hatha Yoga, Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle.
Note: My schedule is flexible though NOT always open in online booking. If you cannot find the appointment at a time that is right for you, send me a note ([email protected])
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