Valerie is educated in several modalities of massage, and may use any combination of the below modalities, as well as structural integration, myofacial release, muscle energy work, Reiki, Healing touch, Shiatsu, and Thai massage, depending on what the client needs.
Your first massage session starts with a conversation about your health history and your goals for massage. Are you rehabbing an injury? Looking for stress relief? Seeking massage as part of your general wellness? Valerie will customized your sessions based on what you and your body need.
We use organic coconut oil as our primary massage oil. All products are organic.
Before your first visit, please download and fill out our new client intake form, and bring it to your first appointment.
Active Release Technique
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. ART enhances range of motion and the general healing process with very specific myofacial release while taking the affected extremity or area through range of motion either actively or passively.
Therapeutic Sports Massage
Sports massage may include various techniques to address specific client needs, including: Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Active Isolated Stretching, ART, Shiatsu, and/or Thai. Hot Stones or ice therapy may also be involved. Read more about Therapeutic massage and ART for athletes.
Deep Tissue or Neuromuscular Massage
Massage executed for a specific purpose involving rubbing, shifting of tissues, stripping of tissues, and/or stripping and relief of trigger points (specific sore soft tissue points found throughout the body).
A technique developed by Michael Young involving direct massage with stripping of the muscles while taking the affected muscle through range of motion. (Stripping muscles uses long, firm, deep strokes to actually re-injure the muscle in order to promote proper healing.) The client is passive while the therapist does whatever movement is required to achieve optimum results.
A technique designed to relax the client and enhance a feeling of well being. Swedish can be regarded as therapeutic because it can ease blood pressure, enhance circulation and increase lymphatic flow. This technique has a well-deserved reputation as “soothing the fevered brow.”
Hot Stone Massage
The use or employment of hot stones (smooth volcanic rock) heated just enough to really relax the muscles by either specific placement on the body or used actively in massage by the therapist. Occasionally Valerie will use hot stones as heat therapy prior to “going in” to a tight muscle group for relaxation purposes.
One hour, targeted massage: $90
Ninety minute massage: $125
Two hour comprehensive massage: $150
Or take advantage of it as part of our wellness package with an hour of private training, an hour of massage, and 30 minutes on the BEMER for $165.