Rates for massage therapy:
Rates for Alexander Technique Lessons:
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Swedish and Esalen
I combine Swedish and Esalen since they are similar in style. Both have long flowing strokes and are great for relaxation. This can be combined with some deeper, more focused work. I ask that you undress to your level of comfort. You will be covered by a sheet for modesty.
Deep Tissue massage
I warm up the muscles first with Swedish and Esalen and then move deeper with very slow, focused work. I would recommend 1hr or 1 1/2 hrs for this.
For Thai massage you wear loose, comfortable clothing and lie on a floor mat or the table. It involves gentle pressure points along the lines of energy as well as gentle stretching. If you are familiar with Shiatsu or yoga, some of Thai massage will be familiar to you.
This type of massage is best done in the second and third trimesters unless you are already receiving regular massages. During the first trimester, your body is going through enough changes. Pregnancy massage is a great way to take care of yourself while you are expecting. It is specifically tailored to focus on the areas that might feel most stressed and it avoids all points that might cause premature contractions.
Fascia is the connective tissue that binds everything in your body together. If it is restricted, your muscles can't relax as well because there is nowhere for them to go. Myofascial Release is done without cream or oil. There are different techniques that have been developed to work with fascia. I have studied with John Barnes and follow his approach, moving very slowly and gently.
The Alexander Technique is movement reeducation and you remain fully clothed. The way we use our bodies can sometimes result in strain and discomfort. When we change our thinking and awareness of our bodies, we can often regain comfort and ease. Lessons involve gentle hands-on contact and verbal guidance to help you sense what is going on in any given movement and redirect your thinking to improve your use of yourself. Lessons may involve sitting, lying down, standing, walking, or an activity of your choice such as playing an instrument, brushing your hair, knitting, or using a computer.