Types of bodywork services

Ku Nye Tibetan massage ​100 min – $195 w/ Betty Riaz​

 Cupping – $30​ Add on​ 

Kunye means massage therapy when translated from Tibetan to English.  

What makes Ku Nye Tibetan massage different from regular massage? This special form of massage comes from a larger body of healing practices that are part of the external therapies found in The four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine.

The various possible forms the kunye treatments can take can includes oil application massage similar to Swedish Massage with effleurage and relaxing strokes, treating crucial points in a manor similar to acupressure during the massage, applying medicinal oils,  hot stones, and massages. Acupressure points are often employed during the massage to work on the nervous system and organ levels. Each treatment is unique and geared towards the individual body. There are specific strokes and movements designed to open the channels, increase energy flow and vitality. Many of the feet and hand points are similar to reflexology. Tibetan Massage also incorporates work on the cranium to release the jaw, head and neck tension as well as the release of the spine and vital fluids circulating throughout the body.

Kunye Therapy has several purposes from a Tibetan health care standpoint. The first is to soothe and relax tensions, relieve stress, insomnia, depression, nervous system dysfunctions and bring balance to the internal elements of the body. The second function is more therapeutic and geared for specific individual disorders. It has great therapeutic value to relieve a variety of ailments in a soft and non-invasive manor.

Trigger Point Therapy​ w/ Emily Schwarze 90 min $135​

Trigger point therapy helps release muscle restrictions, specifically chronic pain.

Emily applies concentrated finger pressure to trigger points or specific areas of intense muscle tension to break the cycle of spasm and pain. Trigger point therapy is a body work technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscles in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in tother parts of the body. 

This type of massage has less emphasis on pleasure as a primary goal and more emphasis on realigning structure and releasing muscle restrictions. 

Bodywork with Ozge Akman ALL TREATMENTS BELOW 60 min $100 | 90 min $135

Swedish or Relaxation massage 
This type of massage is the most commonly known and practiced. It incorporates long soothing strokes and kneading of certain muscles to improve circulation, eases muscle tension, and create a relaxation response in the body. As with most types of massage, the client is covered except for the area that is being worked. This session is perfect if relaxation is your goal, you prefer a lighter touch, or it is your first massage experience.
 
Deep Tissue Massage 
This session is very similar to a Swedish massage but generally the pressure will be more intense and the strokes slower. Deep tissue treatments focus on the deeper structures of the muscle tissue and fascia,  also known as connective tissue. This can incorporate the full body but is often applied to target focus areas. 
 
Prenatal Massage 
This session flows similar to a Swedish massage but is tailored to the expectant mother’s changing needs throughout the duration of her pregnancy. Pillows and props are used throughout the treatment for optimal comfort. Side lying techniques are used to work the back, hips, and hamstrings.  Please consider booking after 1st trimester.
 
 
Orthopedic Massage Therapy
Soft tissue manipulation by an Orthopedic Massage Therapist includes a combination of techniques such as Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Scar Tissue Release.  Every individual and every situation is unique; sessions and treatment plans are customized to address your situation.  Orthopedic conditions develop over time and often take time to correct.  Therefore, treatment is applied progressively to avoid further trauma to the body. 

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