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About the Practitioner
Services and Rates
Benefits of Massage
About the Practitioner
Info - About the Practitioner
My name is Sheena Hudson and I am a licensed massage therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and also certified in medical massage.
My name is Sheena Hudson and I am a massage therapist in Washington, Pa. I try to make each massage therapy experience unique to each client depending on their needs on any particular day. I love the idea of healing and wellness in a natural way. Our bodies and minds are more powerful than you may know when it comes to healing whether it's physical, mental, or emotional. I love the power of human contact and spending time with my clients. The world can be so fast paced and stressful these days and I love being a part of a person's day where they get to relax and take time for themselves. I studied biology and health services administration at Slippery Rock University in 2001. I received my license in massage and associates degree in science from the Community College of Allegheny County in 2013. I enjoy massage because I believe it has true healing powers whether it's physical, mental, or emotional. I believe in the power of human contact and care. Life is so busy and crazy, I love being that part of a person's day where they forget all of that and find peace within. I love that I can take someone's pain and maybe make it feel a little better. The more I learn about massage therapy, the more I appreciate and respect it and I look forward to passing on the knowledge.
This type of massage is a combination of deep pressure, trigger point therapy, and soothing strokes to provide relief from stress and tension. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, easing of pain, relief of headaches, improvement of sleep, and management of anxiety and depression.
Hot Stone Massage
This type of massage involves most of the same techniques as a swedish massage, but it includes the use of hot stones (about 130degrees) to soften the muscles and gain an even deeper sense of relaxation. The smooth riverbed stones are placed on certain trigger point areas and then are also used to gently massage the muscles. This is especially beneficial for people with blood circulatory issues.
Workplace On-Site Massage
This type of massage is done in a chair with no lotions or oils. I would arrive at your workplace equipped with the chair and the soothing music. I would set up wherever I would not be in the way. Employees then take turns enjoying a 5-20 minute massage during the work day! A 5-20 minute massage causes greater alertness, higher productivity, decreased stress levels, and a boosted immune system among many other benefits. This would be great addition to a wellness initiative program if you have one. Call 724-747-9749 for more details! Travel fees may apply.
Spa at Home On-Site Massage
Gather 4-6 of your spa loving friends to your home or a destination of your choice and have a massage party! I'll bring the table, linens, essential oils, and music. Travel fees may apply
1 Hour (4 hour minimum)$65.00
Hot/Cold Stone Therapy
This type of massage mirrors the hot stone therapy in all aspects except that we will also incorporate cold stones. The alternation of hot and cold stones produces a "flushing" effect on the body in that we are dilating and constricting the blood vessels which really gets things moving! This relaxing yet invigorating massage is great for the reduction of inflammation.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Add a homemade body scrub to any massage service to leave your skin feeling soft, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
Take your essential oil experience to the next level with this clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance and maintain overall wellness.
Upgrade any massage to a "cannabis massage" in which we'll use my homemade oil blend of hemp oil, CBD, Copaiba oil, and a variety of other essential oils that specialize in the aid of inflammation and pain.
Benefits of Massage
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body's natural defense system.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body's largest organ-the skin.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
Relieve migraine pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.
Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.