Using either a deep firm pressure or lighter touch, the holistic massage offered by Fiona helps lower back and neck pain and stiffness of shoulders and muscles, while also calming the body and nervous system into a balanced and centered space.
By using slow deep strokes one is able to relieve not only the physical painful areas and muscle tension but also ease the mental chatter, and rebalance the emotional body using varying energy based modalities.
Your massage can be a full body, or focused on specific painful areas depending on what you need. Most clients prefer the focus to be on the back, neck and shoulder areas, however with 90 min appointments we are able to include the full body if needed.
Each massage is different for each appointment as it depends on what is going on for you at the time. A combination of therapies are used, and sometimes you may have more ‘massage’, and other times more energy balancing or muscular unwinding which helps the body realign itself into a better holding pattern. The determining factor to what you will receive is dependent on what is the best for your situation, and which will give you the optimum results on that day.
Fiona incorporates myofascial release, cranio sacral therapy and polarity therapy into each massage. This combination of modalities blend in well with massage, as they allow your body to completely relax and unwind in a much greater fashion then with pure massage. They work directly on the nervous system and are extremely calming and centering, while also supporting physical pain and areas of discomfort. Long-term ease is more successful and with greater results and a deeper feeling of peace clients continue to return for support.
Therapies Fiona uses in combination with massage to tailor your appointment:
Myofascial Release – is a gentle slow stretching technique that works directly on the connective tissue of the body. Muscles are not able to get ‘tight’, it is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscle that gets tight when people complain of tightness and soreness in different areas of their body. By holding the hands in slow stretching positions on various areas, we are able to release pain and tension held in the collagen fibers. This simple, gentle and pain free technique has profound impacts on the body as it allows the tension to be released, the body to hold itself in a more contributing pattern, and the mind to let go into a state of relaxation. Using myofascial release in any massage treatment greatly enhances the session and extends the benefits for a much longer period of time.
Cranio Sacral Therapy – is a gentle no invasive energy based therapy that allows structural imbalances to be corrected by allowing the innate intelligence of the human body to travel where it needs to. The head and neck areas, as well as the pelvis and structural integrity of the body are often addressed. Cranio sacral therapy restores impeded circulation, alleviates nerve impingements and allows dysfunctional cells to heal themselves. It supports your own body’s innate intelligence to do the job it wants to do – to heal and balance itself.
Polarity Therapy – is a holistic healing system that draws upon a comprehensive system of bodywork, nutritional advice, exercise and counseling. It works with the body’s energy systems to realign and unite the body, mind and spirit. During a polarity bodywork session, touch is used over various body parts of the body, with varying pressures, to stimulate and rebalance the body’s energy flows and create a space for the client to heal. By placing hands in two separate places we establish a relationship between those places – hence, Polarity Therapy. The hands are used like jumper leads from a car, to restart the flow and balance the client’s energy. When energy flows between the hands, the body is reminded of where the pathways lie for its energy to flow.
The Emotion Code – is an incredibly simple form of kinesiology that uses magnets rolled down the back of your spine to release trapped emotions as they are found. Our emotional baggage consists of actual energies; the energies of intense emotional events that we’ve experienced that are still stuck in our physical bodies. These energies distort the normal energy field of the body, creating pain, malfunction, and all manner of disease. In addition, these energies (trapped emotions) are the driving force behind PTSD, depression, anxiety, phobias and all manner of mental illnesses. This form of kinesiology is a simple, easy, and fast method to find emotional baggage and release it. It can easily be incorporated into 90-minute holistic massage sessions.