A good massage should be restorative to both body and mind. My intention with massage is to bring the body back into balance and allow the mind a sense of peace. I use elements of Thai massage, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy, and Shiatsu to soothe sore muscles, alleviate pain, and calm the central nervous system. I am open to educating people about their bodies and helping them address long-term issues they may face. I begin every massage with gentle rocking to awaken the body to massage, and compression to ready the body for change. Then, depending on the type of massage requested, I may use passive stretching and isometric-resistance stretches to lengthen muscles; deep pressure and cross-fiber friction to help break up scar tissue and increase mobility; static hand holds to draw attention and energy to specific areas; gentle friction along opposing muscle groups to calm the central nervous system; and energy work to close the session. I may recommend specific stretches and self-massage techniques to extend the benefits of the massage. Most people leave the session in a euphoric state.