Indulge in a treatment that is nourishing for your body and soul! Blue Heron’s bodywork practitioners all have at least 15 years of experience, infusing their massages with vast knowledge of the body and a variety of techniques to help you feel your best.
Sirena Squires has been providing focused, effective clinical bodywork for sixteen years. 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.
By addressing the specifics of an individual’s needs, Sirena helps bring health and balance back into your being. 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. Unique and detailed in application, Sirena has created a balanced and restorative clinical massage therapy session that is also unique to you. Your session may be for addressing a specific pain condition(s), or for general health and wellness.
Ashlee Dixon, licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, yoga teacher and MAHA retreat leader, has an intuitive, nurturing touch that combines with her vast knowledge of the body to offer this popular, therapeutic massage. Ashlee’s flowing massages induce deep relaxation while easing pain, releasing tight muscles, calming your mind and enriching your spirit. This is an extremely restorative and nourishing massage that facilitates an overall connection to mind, body and spirit. Available add-on: facial cupping and gua sha.
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 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.
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-on: facial cupping and gua sha.
Cupping is unique in its use of counterpressure, lifting the skin and fascia and thereby releasing tension in the underlying muscles, to provide pain relief, decrease inflammation, increase circulation, unbind tight areas, open the acupuncture channels, and diffuse the lungs. Cupping therapy can be enjoyed as a stand-alone session or as part of your acupuncture treatment. All of Blue Heron’s acupuncturists and massage therapists offer this excellent form of treatment.
NEUROSTRUCTURAL INTEGRATION TECHNIQUE
Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a gentle yet effective soft tissue release technique. This form of bodywork initiates a process of natural auto regulation to occur in the spinal column and consequently throughout the whole body. The resultant effect is comprehensive reorganization of the musculature of the body characterized by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction, an increase in energy, and an unmistakable sense of wellbeing. NST treats the whole body and addresses every major muscle and joint system as well as affects organic, endocrine and autonomic nervous function. Read more.