MASSAGE & BODYWORK
Massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies offer profound short- and long-term benefits by easing tension, reducing stress, and relieving pain. By partnering with an experienced and insightful therapist, you may aid your body in recovery from an injury or establish a new baseline of grace and ease in your life.
At Untamed Alchemy, we'll co-create your experience to craft a massage experience that uniquely addresses your concerns, considers your constraints, and empowers your desired outcomes.
Based on your wishes and feedback, I may employ a variety of techniques designed to encourage your body toward rest, ease, wholeness, healing, or peak performance. You can learn more about the unique trainings I have undertaken and the individual techniques I employ below.
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Swedish massage relaxes muscles, eases aches, and gently encourages the body's coming into balance. Strokes are typically long and smooth and with mostly gentle or even pressure.
Swedish massage is considered the most common and basic form of massage; it's ideal for clients who want to completely relax on the table and enjoy their experience without much fuss or feedback.
Because it is gentle, relaxing, and rejuvenating without focus on reconciling pain or causing even temporary discomfort, Swedish massage is wonderful for those new to massage or healing touch.
As its name suggests, deep tissue massage puts the focus on deeper muscles and fascia to directly address temporary soreness, chronic pain, injury/recovery, or mobility challenges. Deep tissue massage uses slower strokes and precise, deep pressure to relieve stiffness, tightness, and pain, reduce/retrain scar tissue, increase range of motion, and restore healthy connection between tissues, muscles, and bones.
Deep tissue work involves active communication between client and therapist to ensure that it is both safe and effective.
Myofascial release involves the application of gentle, sustained pressure and controlled stretching of myofascial tissue to release muscles and joints from attachments, restore mobility, and reduce pain.
Myofascial release may help to restore a sense of flow through and connection across the body; I've had particular success helping clients who spend their days at a their desks regain a "whole body" feeling through massage that incorporates myofascial release.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy engages specific points on the body to facilitate release and reduce pain in another associated part of the body. Trigger point therapy is thought to interrupt pain signals and reset/restore healthy communication between the trigger point and its associated part.
Trigger point therapy is especially effective in addressing chronic pain and stiffness in joints and muscles that are unresponsive to hot/cold therapies.
Reflexology restores balance and eases pain in specific locations or regions on the body through the precise stimulation of corresponding points on the hands and feet.
Gentle and deeply comforting, reflexology offers a non-invasive, effective way to address tension, dis-ease, pain, and imbalance. Reflexology techniques may be employed in any Untamed Alchemy massage to offer additional support for a desired outcome.
Shiatsu is a Japanese acupressure massage technique that focuses on the energy in the body. Energy may be invoked and invited to restore areas of weakness in the energy body or removed and released to liberate "stuck" places in the energy body.
At Untamed Alchemy, I often look to Shiatsu to support clients who are recovering from grief or loss or seeking to reclaim their bodies after trauma.
ON-LOCATION CHAIR MASSAGE
It only takes a few minutes to encourage a body toward balance. Five minutes of neck or shoulder work can relieve tension and reduce pain. To offer the joy of chair massage to larger groups, I can come to your location to offer pre-paid massages to employes in your facility or customers at your special event; I can even set up at your location to welcome walk-up appointments directly.
Chair massages allow individuals to identify where they'd like to be worked and for how long; they are both quick and effective. The resulting muscle relief will surprise and delight your employees, customers, or guests.
Call or text me at (208)304-6054 to learn more about on-location chair massage rates and availability.