Shiatsu | Tui Na | Acupressure | Sports/Injury | Prenatal
Shiatsu/Eastern Modalities Massage: A blend of Eastern modalities including: Shiatsu, Tuina, Acupressure and Thai massage techniques.
**When you come for your massage please bring or wear comfortable loose fitting clothes. Close fitting yoga and exercise clothing also work well. For your comfort, please no buttons, zippers, or belts..**
Shiatsu is my favorite style of bodywork to receive and my favorite to give as well. In my experience it has been the most effective, lasting, bodywork treatment, especially in combination with techniques from other Eastern modalities (Tuina, Acupressure and Thai massage). As a practitioner of Shiatsu I find myself energized and enlivened during and after giving a treatment. Shiatsu works with the same components and systems as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. There is grace and efficiency in the practice of Shiatsu. Effort and strain are alleviated through techniques which use direct and deep pressure, weight sharing, gravity, rocking and stretching in conjunction with the bodies own system of fascial and energetic connections(aka acupuncture points and meridians).
Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan. It uses rhythmic pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques and is traditionally performed without oils through light, comfortable clothing. Shiatsu improves the flow of energy and help the body regain balance. It is effective for deep muscle relaxation, stress reduction and detoxification, and can be used to address a variety of issues such as headaches, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, fibromyalgia, anxiety, low back pain and joint pain.
Tui Na is an Asian bodywork therapy that has been used in China for over 2,000 years. It is a fun massage modality that loosens muscles and tendons, increases the flow of qi (energy) , and realigns the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships in the body. Tuina seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
This ancient healing art uses the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulates the body's natural self-curative abilities. It is great at treating stress-related ailments and boosts the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops vibrant health.
As a life-long dancer, yoga practitioner and outdoor athlete, I have a deep understanding of sports-related injuries. I work frequently and effectively with these painful and frustrating issues.
Prenatal massage is a safe, healthy way to relieve issues associated in all three trimesters of pregnancy. It has been delighting mamas-to-be for millenia, as it relaxes muscles in the neck, back and legs, as well as helping to reduce nausea. Care is taken to avoid contraindicated acupressure points.
"Anna is outstanding. Her touch is intuitive - she can sense exactly what I need. Since she has so many modalities in her toolbox (massage, acupuncture, yoga) she is uniquely equipped as a healer. All of my chronic tension melts away under her hands. I highly, HIGHLY recommend her!" ~ Emily M.
"Anna is my massage therapist. She is empathetic, responsible, focused. She has offered skills to my specific and very personal requests for body work that have truly come from her heart and mind. Her work is loving, kind and strong and supportive..."
~ Priscilla M.
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