Customized to meet your needs, preferences and goals - Whether they are remedial, preventative, athletic or for general wellbeing and relaxation Karen will choose the most effective approach to give you the greatest benefit. Healthy muscles and other soft tissues together with less stress and a greater sense of well being will prevent pain, imbalance and injury, enhance performance and ensure your body is adapting well to all the demands you place on it.
manual lymphatic drainage
Feather-light pressure is applied rhythmically to manual move and stimulate the lymph flow through your lymphatic system. This is very good for detoxification, swelling from recent injury, lymphedema and chronic inflammation from old injuries.
We are a balance and reflection of nature and in us, as in nature, there flows a life-force energy. This life energy surges in everyone through channels called meridians and this is what Shiatsu stimulates with the intention of having a healing effect. For thousands of years in order to prevent and heal disease traditional healing systems have stimulated these specific points on the body where the energy bubbles up to the surface to interact with the outside environment. Zen Shiatsu integrates passive range of motion, stretching and acupressure to stimulate and mobilize the energy, release tension and ignite the body's capability to balance and heal itself. Zen Shiatsu stimulates the body in an entirely different way than massage therapy does. The meditative nature of the treatment induces a deep state of calm, serenity and peace to harmonize and balance the body, mind and spirit.
hot stone massage
The most decadent massage of them all. The sense of touch is elevated by adding the heat and silky texture of the basalt stones to the relaxation massage experience. During the massage warm stones may also be left in place along your spine, shoulders and abdomen, on your feet, or in your hands allowing more heat to soak into and relax tense muscles.