MASSAGE & BODYWORK
I employ a variety of techniques (including Swedish massage, deep massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release) to encourage your body toward rest, ease, wholeness, healing, and thriving. Perhaps more important than my multi-disciplinary training and my massage experience, I bring a unique capacity for listening to my clients and their bodies. My focus on presence with and for my client makes my individual sessions personal and powerful.
"A body well-met is halfway to healing."
Massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies offer profound short- and long-term benefits like easing tension, reducing stress, and relieving pain.
Whether you seek a regular source of comfort, support, and relief or a singular opportunity to re-member and re-connect your body in wholeness, we will co-create a session that uniquely addresses your concerns, considers your constraints, and empowers your desired outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES & TOOLS
Some clients and circumstances may bring additional techniques, tools, and trainings into scope. Based on client needs and preferences, I also offer:
Hot & Cold Stone Massage
Clothed Candlelight Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
FARMER'S MARKET at SANDPOINT
We love our community and we LOVE sharing our Saturdays with locals and visitors alike at the Farmer's Market at Sandpoint.
That's why you'll find us Saturday mornings from late spring to late autumn in our market booth in Farmin Park alongside amazing local vendors, farmers, bakers, food wizards, and craftspeople: between their North Idaho goodness and our inspired, farm-sourced skin care products, and chair massage, it's the place to be!
Chair massage's unique benefits and dynamics make it more accessible to a wider audience and appropriate for more casual, busy environments. A mere ten minutes of chair massage can contribute significantly to health and well-being--and smiles and fresh air are good medicine!
Whether you're a visiting friend, a curious stranger, or already a North Idaho neighbor, we'd love to see you at the Farmer's Market at Sandpoint on Saturdays between 9 AM and 1 PM.