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MASSAGE

Please note: our phenomenal massage therapists are currently on maternity leave.  We are excited to welcome Sirena Squires, who has been practicing bodywork for the past sixteen years that incorporates Chinese Medicine knowledge with Western soft tissue therapies, at the beginning of January.  Sirena offers clinical massage and lymphatic enhancement therapy.  Scheduling with Sirena is now available!

Indulge in a treatment that is nourishing for your body and soul! Blue Heron’s massage practitioners all have at least 15 years of experience, imbibing their massages with vast knowledge of the body and a variety of techniques to help you feel your best.

CLINICAL MASSAGE

Sirena Squires has been providing focused, effective clinical bodywork for sixteen years. Sirena addresses your individual needs and holding patterns to help return you to a state of health and balance. In her clinical massage practice, Sirena combines her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western soft tissue therapies, utilizing acupressure points and meridian pathways with muscle and fascia release techniques to achieve deep release. Sirena’s clinical practice can be used to enhance one’s general health or address specific pain and conditions. Her bodywork typically involves Neural Reset Therapy and includes a focus on the corresponding area of one’s spine. Sirena’s work is wonderfully effective for scoliosis.

Unique and detailed in application, Sirena has created a balanced and restorative clinical massage therapy session that is also unique to you. The clinical focus on the treatment of soft tissue works to maintain, develop, augment or rehabilitate a person’s physical function. Clinical massage therapy can improve the functioning of joints and muscles, metabolism, circulation, and your body’s own healing processes.

INTEGRATIVE MASSAGE

This popular, therapeutic massage combines the best of both Western and Eastern modalities of massage to ease pain, relax tight muscles, calm your mind and enrich your spirit. Integrative massages incorporate swedish, acupressure, shiatsu, stretch, and polarity techniques (as deemed appropriate) with a focus on breath, movement, and creative integrative strokes. This is an extremely restorative and nourishing massage that facilitates an overall connection to mind, body and spirit.  Available add-ons: facial cupping and gua sha, hot stones, essential oils, reflexology, and reiki.

CHINESE MEDICAL MASSAGE

Chinese Massage (tui na) incorporates knowledge of the acupuncture channels with massage. It is similar to other forms of massage in that it relaxes and eases muscle tension, but it is typically more invigorating and opening. Your Chinese massage may include cupping, gua sha and acupressure.  Available add-ons: facial cupping and gua sha, essential oils.

LYMPHATIC ENHANCEMENT THERAPY

Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy uses Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET). LET is a system of electronic instrumentation that aids in improving microcirculation, general circulation, and helps with fluid management at the tissue level. The LET Instrument from Arcturus Star Products incorporates a mild electrostatic energy field (EEF) with low frequencies that are dynamically pulsed. A treatment with the LET device stimulates a deep response with improving the function and enhancing drainage of the lymphatic system.
The lymph system is a slow moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. It delivers nutrients to cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins. When our lymphatic system isn’t working properly, our tissues can become swollen and our body’s natural immune system slows down and cannot naturally detoxify on its own. The purpose of lymphatic therapy (aka. lymphatic drainage) is to cleanse and regenerate tissues and organs as well as to promote balance of chemistry. If tissue has been damaged, lymphatic therapy helps stimulate the lymphatic system to remove wastes more rapidly from around those inflamed tissues.
Lymphatic therapy is beneficial in promoting tissue regeneration (ie for scars), stimulating the immune system, and relieving bronchitis, sinusitis, arthritis, acne, eczema, chronic fatigue, ENT conditions, headaches, vertigo, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disease. It also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to reduce stress, depression, insomnia, pain, muscle spasm, post-trauma recovery (ie whiplash), and post-surgical tissue swelling. Lastly, lymphatic therapy is helpful in preparing the body pre-surgery and reducing inflammation and accelerating healing post-surgery.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

Prenatal Massage can help facilitate a smooth transition into motherhood by relieving the discomfort associated with shifts in posture and increased weight bearing. Massage also helps with decreasing stress, balancing hormone levels, reducing maternal anxiety, improving sleep quality, alleviating tension in the back, hips, legs and feet, and decreasing complications in labor. You will comfortably relax on your side or in a pregnancy cushion while you and your baby are supported by pillows. Prenatal massage provides a wonderful time for you to bond with your baby. Available after your first trimester only.

 

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