Kate Rains H.H.P , L.E. - Nationally Certified Massage Therapist / Licensed Esthetician
Massage Modalities
 
CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy employs a gentle, noninvasive touch to evaluate the cranial rhythm. Cranial rhythm is the movement of the cerebral spinal fluid throughout the body. While allowing the body to use its inherent self-healing power to open blockages and allow release, CranioSacral therapy can be a powerful therapy in your life, emotionally, spiritually, and/or physically.
 
Sports Massage
The main function of Sports massage is to enhance athletic performance. This type of massage is ideal when planned in accordance with race days (e.g., pre- and/or post-race therapy). Sports massage can be used to prevent injuries by employing range-of-motion techniques. Another added benefit: sports massage draws blood and oxygen to the areas of the body being used. Post-event massage helps to remove metabolic waste and increase circulation, which can cut the down time for an athlete by one-half.
 
Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy is a time of major physiological and psychological change. The stress and strain on a woman's body can be challenging. Massage is helpful in reducing edema, muscle cramping, and pain due to postural misalignment. Having regular sessions during this time of transition also facilitates postpartum structural realignment of the spine and pelvis.  With the use of comfortable bolstering for side lying positions the expectant mother can relax and let go. A Physician's release is required - please print the following form, have your physician fill it out and bring it to the first session.







Swedish Massage
Also known as an Oil massage, or Circulatory massage, Swedish massage is one of the more well known modalities. With the client undressed and covered modestly by a sheet, the therapist applies and smoothes oil over the skin. Swedish massage elicits sensations ranging from relaxing to invigorating. During the massage, the therapist will adjust the pressure to accommodate the needs of the client.
 
Thai Massage Blend
Thai massage, an energizing and vigorous form of massage, has aptly been referred to as assisted yoga. With the client wearing comfortable loose-fitting clothing, the therapist moves the client into a series of yoga-like stretches. Thai massage releases tight joints and stretches muscles, leaving you with a feeling of well-being and bliss.
 
Traditional Balinese Massage
 A full-body, deep-tissue, holistic treatment that combines acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy to stimulate circulation. Strong pressure and focusing on reflexology of the feet and hands helps to rebalance the body.

Deep Tissue
Using strong, slow, deep strokes, deep tissue massage relieves chronic muscle pain. This modality uses very little or no oil. This technique can go with the muscle fiber or cross friction against the muscle fiber to break down adhesions and scar tissue. It is most beneficial when the client takes deep even breaths to allow the muscle to "melt".
 

Blended Massage
Alternatively, trust your therapist to combine components of several massage modalities to fit your needs. A brief interview before your session, including your goals, what you would like from the massage, and other concerns, will guide the therapist to provide the ideal components of your massage. During the massage, with appropriate communication, your therapist may adjust depending on your muscle tone, flexibility, and spiritual or emotional needs



 
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