Soft tissue manipulation and mobilization designed to lower stress and pain levels.
Therapeutic massage that combines several styles of Eastern and Western therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques. Most patients receive integrative work to unlock tension and melt stress away. Because slowing the autonomic nervous system down is crucial when we are stressed, I may use more Swedish strokes on one session than another. If you feel hypertonic (really tight), I may grab the gua sha tools immediately to release connective tissue faster.
I have received specialized training in abdominal and organ massage. This often ignored, neglected and shamed area of the body is our power center. Doctors now refer to the gut as the second brain of the body because the bulk of our immune system and even brain cells are located here. Excellent for those dealing with poor digestion, neck pain, TMJ, history of abdominal trauma or surgery, headaches, mood swings, insomnia, acid reflux and more.
Most popular relaxation massage around the world. Sometimes we just need to chill out. Excellent for when we are feeling overwhelmed by our worldly responsibilities and over-stressed. This style uses four common strokes to induce down-regulation to the nervous system: effluerage, petrissage, friction and tapotment. Pressure of touch will vary from light to firm as requested during initial intake.
This style of massage often uses several techniques to get down to deeper layers of tissue. Deep tissue massage can be done with moderate to firm to strong pressures. It does not, and need not, be super deep to be effective. In fact, sometimes that super deep pressure you crave has the potential to make things worse. I often apply silicon cups and/or stainless steel gua sha scrapers in this service, especially if the muscles are hypertonic.
Mamas need some serious TLC because let's face it, it's a lot of work to grow a baby! Safe for all phases of a pregnancy and appreciated after birth as well. Full or partial body massage, targeting hips and shoulders, or wherever mama needs it most. Depending on size of belly, a special prenatal cushion may be used to allow mama to lay prone with support under hips and shoulders and no/very little pressure on baby belly.
This treatment combines a Swedish Massage with heated stones to soothe and comfort tired and sore muscles. Additional time may be required to fit a full body massage in. Suggested time: 75-90 minutes. Generally, I do this in the winter when the body naturally craves more warmth. The up charge fee is to accommodate the extra time and effort to prep and clean stones.
We can come to you to increase employee productivity, focus, and motivation. Chair or table massage is available with 1-2 Licensed Massage Therapists. Upcharge fees for travel and/or 18% gratuity may be applied to contracts over four hours in length.
Unable to get to my office? I can come to you with a portable table or chair. I may require credit card pre-payment for these services. I will travel up to 25 miles from our Wausau or Stevens Point locations.
Other Touch Therapies to directly affect the Central Nervous Systems via Marma Points, Meridians, Chakras and Organs
Originally trained in High Touch Jin Shin acupressure, Sarah learned learned how to read pulses and use light touch to stimulate energy flow. Since then she has studied more in depth the marma points (acupuncture points along the meridians) and has adapted a modified approach. Light to firm touch can be used, along with tools to increase vibration into the point, like a tuning fork. Depending on the treatment, additional points along the meridian may be stimulated.
Blending both Western and Thai reflexology to create a whole body treatment by working on the lower legs and feet. Reflex tools are used to stimulate all the reflex points in the feet to enhance energy flow and organ function. Clients have reported improvement for bladder control issues, plantar fasciitis, menopause and other diagnoses. Great for those that spend a lot of time on their feet.
This therapy was created by the osteopath Dr. Upledger. Using light touch to balance the Central Nervous System, I will gently coax and guide the cranial bones into better balance, work to release tension around the sacrum, mouth work as necessary for TMJ and unwinding for limbs. Great for insomnia, headaches, migraines, TMJ, tinnitus, head injuries and more. This is not a massage, but a gentle hands-on style of bodywork that is non-invasive, slow, yet powerfully penetrating.
These laying-of-hands touch therapies generally use light pressure on the body over the eight main chakra centers, but can also be done off the body or by distance. Tapping into the body's natural magnetic databases, life force energy, known as Chi, Qi or Prana is encouraged to flow more efficiently. I also silently pray over my clients with this treatment.
Providing grounded bodywork for busy lives.