Integrated Somatic Therapy
This way of working is the result of over 20 years of private practice combining hands-on experience & continuing studies. Since 2015 my continuing studies have been concentrated in advance anatomy & physiology courses through Kinections, Inc. (Sacramento CA) & Bay Grass Institute (Lutherville MD). Through this course work & my experience (backed by research) the gentler work is shown to have more of a profound effect in addressing the chronic and acute issues in the human body. The following descriptions are of some of the methods that I commonly but not solely use in a session:
Is a combination of traditional Swedish massage & Deep Tissue. Long strokes, kneading, compression, & focused attention to areas of tightness, soreness. Pressure is medium to deep & may feel challenging but should never feel invasive.
Craniosacral Therapy/Biodynamic & Upledger Institute
Is a subtle yet profound approach that affects the whole person. Individual experiences vary from deep relaxation to tissue release to heat and/or tingling, among various sensations. Beneficial for those seeking resilience, increased vitality, & help with life after accidents, traumas, surgeries, & injuries. This can be offered as a stand-alone treatment.
How to Get a Free Session
My practice grows best through reliable referrals from you. For every 7 new clients who schedule & pay for appointments, & who mention your name when scheduling, a free 60-minute massage/bodywork session will be awarded to you.
Integrated Positional Therapy/ Lee Albert Protocol
A combination of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) & Strain/Counterstrain are applied to pained muscle fibers & are positioned in such a way that they can "rest & reset" the muscle network. This can be offered as a stand-alone treatment. (see below)
Restorative Hot Stone Deep Tissue Therapy
Heated stones combined with jojoba oil are applied to the body to deeply relax the nervous system while also warming the tissues for appropriate & specific deep tissue work. In the Ayurvedic tradition oil is considered food for the skin & the body readily receives the nurturing oil & the stone placements while warm stones (& occasionally cool ones) are used in my hands. This full body service is currently available in Silver Spring only & scheduled for 90 minutes/1.5 hours ($160), 105 minutes/1.75 hours ($180), or 120 minutes/2 hours ($200) minutes.
A great way to let that special someone know that you care about them & their well-being. Perfect for ANY occasion.
Integrated Positional Therapy/Lee Albert Protocol
A combination of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) & Strain/Counterstrain are applied to pained muscle fibers & are positioned in such a way that they can "rest & reset" the muscle network. This effectively brings the body back to wellness. Pain originating from trauma, accidents, daily repetitive movements (i.e., typing), & habitual positions (sitting in a car) can all cause the same results: spot-specific pain, or “knot,” and/or radiating pain. This therapy can manifest long-term results; your relief lasts until you do something to make the muscles sore again. As such, you will learn how to perform daily activities with little or no discomfort, so that your pain relief is long lasting. Positional Release balances & heals the brilliantly connected map of muscles that give strength to your body & power to your life.
On-Site/Corporate Seated Upper Body Massage
An excellent way to introduce stress reduction & promote health & relaxation. Perfect in the workplace, parties, weddings, or just about any other kind of occasion. Make it a part of your company's wellness or incentive program. Seated Massage can benefit you, your employees, co-workers, & your company. Call to discuss how seated massage can be tailored to your individual needs.