Deep Tissue Massage- Massage applied to the deeper, core layers of the body often using the elbow as well as the usual thumb, finger and fist pressure. Greater awareness is often needed to go into the deeper tissues without hurting the client. Deep tissue work helps with chronic pain and injury rehabilitation.
Embodiment Training - The work of
Will and Lyn Johnson. Will, a rolfer and practicing budhist, uses
meditation, breath, diet to develop awareness of the body and mind.
Endermologie Massages are comprehensive, non-surgical techniques of reducing cellulite and improving the skin tone. Cellulite is fat that takes on a lumpy appearance because of aging and weight. Endermologie Massages are endorsed even by plastic surgeons and dermatologists worldwide. It was first introduced in France, two decades ago by LPG, the leader in connective tissue technologies. Since then, it has been used as a treatment for skin toning, cellulite, post liposuction patients and sports injuries. Endermologie is FDA approved and is performes on millions of people worldwide. It increases blood flow to targeted areas, stimulates lymphatic drainage and removes toxins trapped by skin tissues.
Eighty percent of adults (mostly women) have some degree of cellulite in the different parts of their body. Cellulite develops in the subcutaneous fat layer due to aging and diet patterns. Endermologie massages can be used on the buttocks, thighs and abdomen areas to reduce the appearance of cellulite. These massages can also be used on the facial skin to improve the skin tone and slow the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Endermologie is fast gaining popularity because it is an easy, comfortable and healthy alternative to liposuction, body wraps, messy creams and other unhealthy techniques of reducing cellulite.
How does Endermologie work?
It uses a patented mechanism with two rollers and regulated suction device, which delivers a deep massage to enhance the appearance of the treated area. It increases the circulation by 200% and breaks up the connective tissue that causes dimpling.
How many Endermologie sessions do you need ?
Endermologie massage sessions usually last for about 30 to 45 minutes. Some women may see results within the first few sessions, while some may notice changes after 6 to 8 sessions. But you should continue with your program for the entire series to see positive results. Most patients benefit from 14 Endermologie sessions for optimal results.
Many experts also recommend follow-up Endermologie massages once a month to maintain the results of the treatment.
How much does it cost ?
Endermologie massages are one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to reduce cellulite. The average cost of Endermologie massages is about 75 to 150 dollars per session, depending on the area you are getting treated.
Benefits of Endermologie Massage:
Equine (horse) Massage- The
techniques of massage and bodywork are applied to horses of all disciplines
of riding ( dressage, hunter/jumpers, western, endurance, eventing).
For injury rehab, injury prevention, training, abuse recovery, or just
be nice to your horse. You don't need to be a licensed massage
therapist in most areas, but having the background and education will make
the best therapist. Horse handling is a big part of this, as horses
in pain can be a handful.
Esalen Massage - Basically swedish
massage influenced by the early leaders of Esalen, Charlotte Selver and
Bernie Gunther. Teaches the therapist to approach the client with
a quiet mind, bringing out the intuition and being fully present. It integrates
a philosophy of mind, emotion, and spirit along with the physical manipulations
that Swedish offers. It carries an
Feldenkrais- Developed by Moshe
Feldenkrais (1904-1984), Israeli physicist, mechanical engineer and the
first European to earn a black belt in Judo. He developed this method
out of his own need to heal a knee injury. Feldenkrais believed that awareness
had to be experienced, not taught verbally. His main premise was "Unless
we know what we are doing, we can not do what we want". Clients are
called students as it is a process of unlearning restrictive habits and
replacing them with efficient, graceful movement. Awareness through Movement
is the movement part of Feldenkrais. The bodywork part is called
Functional Integration which involves treating the nervous system primarily
through the skeletal structure by using hands on, painless manipulation.
Full training 3-4 years.