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.
PRIMARY TECHNIQUES at UNTAMED ALCHEMY
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.
ON-SITE CHAIR MASSAGE
A mere ten minutes of chair massage can contribute significantly to health and well-being. A few minutes of neck or shoulder work alone can relieve tension and reduce pain.
Chair massage offers unique benefits and dynamics that make it accessible for a wider audience and appropriate for busier, less formal settings. I can bring my set-up to your location to offer pre-paid massages in your facility or 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.