In my work as a Natural Health Practitioner, I focus on Preventative and Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Thai Massage.
Whether we work on the table (Massage Therapy) or floor (Thai Massage) I intend to provide a safe, compassionate environment applying techniques mindfully and skillfully to address the individual needs of my clients in body, mind, and spirit.
I use a variety of techniques tailored to patient needs which may include Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Cupping, Active Engagement Techniques, Muscle Energy, Craniosacral, Visceral, Swedish, Stretching, Joint Mobilization, and Table Thai.
Thai Massage is done fully clothed (loose comfortable clothing such as you’d wear to the gym or yoga class) on a mat on the floor. It may incorporate acupressure, breath work, assisted yogic stretching, the Thai foot stick, and Tok Sen for a dynamic body/mind experience. This is a playful practice that is both deeply relaxing and energizing.
Tok Sen is a centuries old Northern Thai practice developed by Buddhist Monks. Rhythmic tapping using a wooden mallet and wedge creates a healing vibration that works deeply through muscles and fascia to release restrictions and tension.
My studies in Dynamic Thai Massage have led me to incorporate this creative and playful practice, described by Lulyani School of Thai Massage in France as “Perpetual Movement Poetry,” into all my sessions with clients.
You experience rhythmic, rocking, and oscillating movements with changes of pace, fluidity, and continuity that help restore lost mobility and down-regulate the nervous system. It is a beautiful exploration of the water element of the body on dry land; a meditation in movement.
The methods of Dynamic Thai Massage I share within treatments have been passed down from Ajahn Chaiyuth Priyashith of Thailand, to French Osteopath and Thai Massage Practitioner, David Lutt. David combined his studies with Ajahn Chaiyuth Priyashith, along with osteopathic principles and techniques, to produce this playful application of Thai Massage. I began my studies with David Lutt and his teaching partner Jorg Scheurpf in 2014.
I also offer a unique Thai Herbal Ball Massage using an unbleached cotton ball filled with Thai herbs. The steamed herbal ball is used to press and glide over the body in conjunction with Thai and Therapeutic Massage techniques to relieve tension, melt trigger points, warm and detoxify the body, and rejuvenate the mind. The treatment is done on the massage table with the cotton Thai Herbal Ball in contact with the skin. The Thai Herbal Ball is yours to take home after the massage and can be re-used up to two more times.
The following herbs are what make up the Thai Herbal Ball: plai (within the ginger family), turmeric, lemongrass, kaffir lime peel and leaves, tamarind leaves, camphor, sweet flag, mountain ebony leaves, somboil (acacia concinna), and jeang leaves.