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The Signature Massage is
a relaxing blend of traditional Swedish,
deep tissue
and foot reflexology techniques
offered with hot towels
and your choice of aromatherapy.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Although I am not currently offering facials, I highly recommend my friend, colleague and fellow "esthe-sista" YESENIA LUNA. (pictured here, in the middle, the three of us worked together at an Aveda Spa in downtown Santa Barbara for years)

Now, her beautiful office is located directly next to mine. She also offers waxing and chemical peels. (805) 403-0828 ~ Tell her I sent you!

Do your Homework

I recently read a quote that really resonated with me and the work I do with clients.

"What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in while."

Of course, we all know that most of us can't schedule a massage everyday. But we can move every day. Eat everyday. Meditate everyday. Sleep well. Tell our loved ones how much they mean to us every day. All of this is what matters most to your health.

Another thing you can do everyday -- and actually do without even realizing it -- is stretch and self-massage. The trick is to do these things consciously and with intention.

You wake up and stretch, naturally. You get in and out of your car. Up and down from your desk. All of these everyday activities involve stretching the tissues of your body. It doesn't have to be formal, although it is nice to flex and move the spine forward, backward, side to side, twisting -- in a methodical way. (Or while your dancing to your favorite music!)

With the right tools, you can also massage your back and legs, arms and feet, even your scalp. Everyday! The foam roller can be your best friend and at home massage therapist. See more about the foam roller here

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Self-Care 101: The FOAM ROLLER

If you invest in regular massage treatments (which of course I think you should!) you could also benefit from doing some homework. I'd like to introduce some of my very favorite at-home, self-care accessories for you to enjoy between your professional massage sessions. These massage-on-demand tools provide instant relief, ongoing suppleness and increased flexibility.

Hi Density Foam Rollers are extra firm and last much longer than White single construction rollers. This foam roller is 36” in length and 6” in diameter. It can be used for myofascial release and dynamic strength. $44 including tax.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Everyone Needs Massage & VACATION!

There's nothing better than having a regular routine of self-care that you enjoy and that serves you and the life you want to live. Proper sleep, diet and exercise are necessary staples that begin as soon as we take our first breath. Our way of approaching our well-being changes throughout our lives, but the essence is the same. The body needs the right balance of nourishment, rest, movement and stimulation to be healthy. Taking your self-care routine on the road is a great way to refresh your system, create new memories and also appreciate the comforts of home. So, I'm sharing this link to a contest to win a trip to PARIS!

Merci & Bonne Chance!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ten + One = ELEVEN for 2011

Only ONE WEEK LEFT to take advantage of this SUPER affordable special offer.

Purchase a series of TEN *already discounted* massage treatments for yourself and receive an additional ONE HOUR SWEDISH MASSAGE Gift Certificate to give to someone you love anytime during 2011. (How about Valentine's Day?)

It's not too late to start the new year investing in your health and well-being and sharing that gift with someone you love. Everyone needs a massage!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

BEFORE READING, Please note, I do not currently offer this service.

Incredibly relaxing and at the same time effective, I’ve recently been trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, based on Dr. Vodder’s approach. This methodical, meditative massage works to support a lymph system that may be not be functioning at it’s best. And also to support one that is.

Many things, including traditional Swedish massage, help support the body’s lymph system. Since it’s not a closed system and does not have it’s own pump, its flow is generated with physical movement and deep breathing. While that may seem simple enough, often this is a challenge for people who are ill, injured or who have had any kind of flow impairment. Furthermore, if the system does get backed up, it’s hard for the body to catch up without some outside help, since its progression is quite slow and accumulation of fluids might cause lymph valves to reverse. So, it’s no wonder someone came up with a way to manually help things along, especially given the superficial placement (i.e. not far beneath the surface of the skin) of many of the nodes. This explains why the pressure of this technique is quite light; a deeper touch might bypass effective “contact” of this particular aspect of the body.

The massage is gentle and often recommended for people who are working to generally detoxify the body, on cleanses and more specifically, for local edema. For instance, if someone has an accumulation of fluid around his or her knee post surgery, the therapist could perform treatments with the limb raised, first simply getting gravity on board for better drainage. Then, one would slowly and thoroughly clear space for the excess fluid further ahead on the “lymphatic path” toward the heart. After the path is more spacious, the affected area is worked on to help move the excess fluid into the natural flow. Shorter, more frequent sessions might be advised to see better results. And as with any ailment or injury, the client’s diligence between treatments greatly affects the outcome.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DADS & GRADS: You deserve a massage!

Life offers a wide range of rewarding challenges, particularly in the form parenthood and education. While this involves connecting with family, making decisions and employing creativity, the capacity to act in our own and others best interests can be inhibited by too much stress. Massage treatments can help eliminate pain, relief stiffness, increase energy and boost immunity. A healthy mind and grounded body will not only enhance your own experience of life, it will emanate from your being and benefit those around you as well. Be the best DAD or GRAD you can be by paying attention to your own health and preventing too much stress and tension build up.