Modalities and Techniques
Your 60-. 90-, or 120-minute session will be designed based on your needs & preferences and my assessments of your body structure and energy. Regardless of your session duration, the massage you receive will be one of the following modalities or a combination of two or more.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is a healing art practiced by the native Hawaiian for generations. Lomi Lomi that I offer is Hawaiian Temple Bodywork. The Temple Bodywork has been practiced by the Hawaiian shaman (kahuna), and passed down by shamanic teachers. This unique modality of love, intimacy, and compassion will take you to a different level of yourself, beyond the relaxation that you have ever experienced. This modality sacred in many different ways, physically, mentally, spiritually, sensually, and more, has been very popular and well-received among my clients here in Dallas, and is now availble to you.
Whom is it best for? Clients who would like to take themselves to a different level of self, in many different ways - physically, mentally, spiritually, sensually, and beyond. Anyone whose heart and mind are open to anything that may happen to inside yourself during a session, including self-discovery, healing, recollection of and relief from old memories/wounds, sudden awareness of connection with your own devine being(s), and more. Highly personal and intimate sessions are to be expected. Due to the strokes/techniques/runs used in this modality, no draping or minimum draping is recommended for your full Lomi experience, but regular draping with a sheet is also available depending on your comfort level.
Deep Massage (The Lauterstein Method)
Rooted in "Rolfing®" and comparable to what is commonly called "Deep Tissue Massage" and "Myofascial Release." It is a massage technique designed to work and focus on deeper layers of soft tissues (muscle and fascia), as well as tendons, with very slow strokes with fingers, loose fists, forearms, and back of elbow (not elbow itself). Despite of what is commonly believed, Deep Massage (The Lauterstein Method) is NOT a "painful" modality. The Lauterstein Method is "a way to work both structure and energy of your body." It is to "make connections" with your fascia which surround and bunch up the muscles, "listen" to them, and "work to" the nervous system that is the only way to communicate with the muscles to change their state, or to be "loosened." Before the session, your body structure may be assessed and evaluated for a most effective session possible.
Whom is it best for? Clients who have any major or minor chronic structural issues on their soft tissues (posture that causes soft tissue problems, bone ill-alignment that is caused by soft tissue problems, chronically shortened muscles due to their daily life/work).
A circulatory massage that is very relaxing and also invigorating. Helps reduce stress both emotionally and physically. Designed to work on your superficial muscles, and help your circulatory system to release toxins from the muscles by pushing used blood back towards the heart, as well as bring fresh oxygen-filled blood from the heart, with slow and long strokes.
Whom is it best for? Clients who have no or only minor chronic issues on their soft tissues, and who would like to feel relaxed during/after the session. The Swedish session can be sensual* if you wish.
A circulatory massage, just like Swedish, but strokes are more muscle-specific, faster-paced, and more energized than Swedish, compressing the blood vessels towards the heart. Typically designed for athletes who need and want to enhance their perfomance, speed up their recovery from fatigue or injury due to their vigorous training, reduce risk of injury, and relieve pain to enhance pleasure/ability to train. Though this modality is designed for athletes, it is also benefitial for semi- or non-athletes.
Whom is it best for? Competitive athletes who are in training and want to enhance/maximize their perfomance. Non-competitive (semi) athletes, including ones who go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week, and those who regularly run, primarily for their health. After running along Katy Trail would be one of the perfect timings for them to receive the massage - and I'm just a few minute run/bike-ride/drive away! You can take a shower before the session if needed.
Integrated Clinical Bodywork
Involves the assessment and evaluation of your body structure - either chronically shortened or lengthened/overstretched ("tense") muscles. Usually, followed by Deep Massage, or a combination of Deep, Swedish, and Sports Massages, the evaluation will help you understand your issues, as well as help me prepare and plan the session.
Active Mobilization Techniques (AMT)
Body Mobilization Techniques (BMT)
Techniques to compress or decompress the muscles while the therapist mobilizes those muscles. A AMT/BMT-only session can be designed, but usually AMTs/BMTs are integrated with other modalities, such as Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, and Deep Massage.
Range of Motion of Joints
Stretches of Muscles
Together, your muscle will be stretched and your joints will be freed. I will explain what specific stretches would do before, during, or after your session if you have any question.
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* Please note, all of your massage/bodywork sessions are conducted within the scope and definition of massage therapy and bodywork.