On September 2, 2012, I graduated from Florida College of Natural Health School from the massage therapy program which consisted of 768 hours.
On October 13, 2012, I passed the National Certification Boards becoming a license massage therapist. I provide quality therapeutic massages to my clients as well as to educate them on their overall wellness. I have learned several modalities since September 6, 2011 that I apply to the massage to customized each session. From Swedish & Deep Tissue, to enhancement therapies like AromaTherapy. I am a trained professional massage therapist to meet your specific needs. Now you can have therapeutic relief when it's most convenient for you. To schedule a massage today, please call/text/email me using the contact information below. You can also book online at www.elegancehairsalon.com
is the best known type of bodywork as well as the most common performed. This modality is considered to relax the entire body. It involves massaging the muscles with long fluid strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. The pressure of the strokes will vary from light to medium to firm. Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing oxygen in the blood, improving circulation, decreasing toxins in the muscles, relieving the body of stress, helping with pain and promoting relaxation.
Deep Tissue massage
is similar to Swedish massage, but is a deeper intense massage. This modality uses slow, deep guided strokes and firm pressure designed to relieve severe tension which reaches below the superficial muscles. This type of massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and soreness in both large and small muscle groups. Deep Tissue massage is beneficial to release chronic muscle tension.
Hot Stone massage
melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, increases circulation and metabolism. This modality promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of heated stones at certain key points on the body. The penetrating effects of the hot stones allows the massage to be performed without excessive pressure. The massage therapist will incorporate a customized massage with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits. This type of massage is recommended for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic pain conditions. Hot Stone massage is beneficial to increase flexibility in joints, increase mobility, decrease pain, decrease muscle spasms, and reduce chronic stress created by strained and contracted muscles.
1 1/2-Hour Massage
1/2 Hour Hot Stone
1-Hour Hot Stone
1 1/2-Hour Hot Stone
Enhanced Therapies Additional
Sugar Foot Scrub
Deep Heat Therapy
Mini Cold Stone Facial
Peppermint Scalp Therapy
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone's life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored.
24 hour advance notice is required
when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a "no-show." They will be charged for their "missed" appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the "full" session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
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.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flowthe 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 organthe 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 endorphinsamino 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. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
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.
Massage is more than a luxury. Massage reduces stress, anxiety, increases ciruclation, stimulates the flow of lymph against toxins, increases circulation of blood to improve our skin , relaxes muscles, releases endorphins, improves ROM and relieves pain.