Monday, November 2, 2009

Heat & Massage

I recently have started to add heat to my massages. I have found that heat opens the muscles and relaxes the joints, which helps to penetrate the tissue more easily and leaves clients less sore from deep tissue work.
Most clients have felt the benefits of the heat immediately after the massage. The heat helps the relaxation process and destresses the muscular tissue prior to the massage. The benefit of the massage is therefore much more increased.
I also would like to mention that I still practice heated stone massage. The body is first warmed with the stones and then a deep tissue massage is performed to the heated part of the body.
Whether you come in for heated stone or just massage, you can have heat either way!
Hope to see you soon....

Yoga Therapy in New Jersey

In September, I had the opportunity to fly to New Jersey for a Yoga Therapy: Iyengar Yoga training. This training was to further educate my training I took in the spring in Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Therapy is a one-on-one session with Christina. A series of props will be used to allow the body to feel the full benefits of each pose. There will be poses that use strength and poses that allow for relaxation. All the poses will open tight, stressed muscles that need to be released. This modality has been known to treat many types of issues that we have with our body. Yoga Therapy is currently being offered at the low price of $43.00 for 1.5 hours of therapy.