Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force (sometimes known as qi or chi) to aid healing.
A good massage will activate a deep state of relaxation and well being throughout the whole body. It is my hope to facilitate a pain free, balanced state of being for each client. I use an integrated and compassionate approach that combines over fifteen years of professional experience.
Crystal began her studies in massage at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later on went to receive her 700-hour massage training at the Sedona School of Massage in Sedona, Arizona. During that time, she studied Shiatsu, deep tissue massage, Craniosacral, Orthobionomy, Polarity Therapy, Swedish Massage, and Assisted Isolated Stretching. Crystal taught a Swedish Massage class during her time working at the Way Inn neighboring Huaraz, Peru. Crystal also trained with the Kundalini Yoga instructor, Samson Burke, under the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. During her experience, she noticed a sense of clarity in her mind, body, and spirit. Crystal also spent a year studying at Emperor’s College of Traditional Medicine, where she was able to integrate Oriental Medicine into her work, through meridian and point based acupressure.
Barbara is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage. She has been doing massage since 1983 and has over 1500 hours of bodywork training. Barbara uses an eclectic approach to massage. Her massage is specifically chosen to fit the client’s needs. Pressure used follows the spectrum, from deeper techniques suchy as Myofacial release, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular, Shiatsu and Acupressure.
In my practice of massage therapy I use a blend of massages which include: Swedish, clinical, acupressure, polarity, myofacial release, reiki energy, and craniosacral. From light to firm pressure listening to the client, and their needs. A great deal of focusing on spinal alignment, with intentions of releasing blocked energy, muscular tightness, & relaxation throughout the whole, of body, mind, & spirit with a kind, and caring touch. Practicing for over 10 yrs.
Greta has been a Certified Massage Therapist for 26 years. She is a graduate of Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz (1989) and recently graduated from the 900-hour program at National Holistic Institute. She has experience internationally working in resort spas, health clubs and doing house calls for private clients. Greta has her own unique style, integrating Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Myofascial Therapy (MFT), Deep Tissue and Sports massage. She is strong if one needs a deeper massage, nurturing if one needs a relaxing massage, and knowledgeable if one is looking for help with specific issues. By targeting specific muscle groups using Deep Tissue massage and MFT, as well as demonstrating stretches, your session will feel productive. So whether you are looking for a stress-relieving relaxing massage, or help with specific issues such as chronic pain, or sports injuries, Greta will tailor her massage session to meet your needs. With years of experience and 1000 hours of training, you will be in good professional hands!
My massage interest and studies began early in the 1980s, when I was a founding member of Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz. As a Certified Massage Therapist my bodywork experience over the past 30 years has included Swedish Massage, Polarity Therapy, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Shiatsu, Lohan, Chi Nei Tsang, Reiki Energy Healing, and Reflexology, as well as studies in aromatherapy, nutrition, herbs and natural health care. [Read more…]