Beginning September 2019 new expanded hours will be available on Mondays from 9am - 3pm. All Saturday appointments will be elevating to a premium cost. All weekly/bi-weekly rates will only be adjusted for Monday - Friday booking. Constant improvement leads to better ways to serve all those who are in need of relief from muscle ache and fatigue.

Rejuvenation for your Mind, Body, and Spirit

 

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health -- the primary goal of holistic medicine practice -- by gaining proper balance in life.

Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

"Neuroscience explains that experiences along the spectrum from fear to tranquility create chemical responses in the human brain.  Some responses take longer to subside than others, leaving a residual chemical imbalance in our system. We may feel “off”, uncomfortable, or not sick but not quite well, and attribute it to a passing mood. Over time, we may become accustomed to feeling uncomfortable and absorb the feeling into our concept of what is normal for us, thereby accepting the burden of our physical imbalance." 

R. LIBRETTO

Book Now on MassageBook.com!

Windows & Meridian-based acupressure

Windows of the Sky are Acupuncture points, which have been used for centuries to help people move into meditation-like, altered states of consciousness. These points are stimulated with gentle finger pressure and may be accompanied with essential oils, flower essences or crystals to intensify their effectiveness.

CRANIal-SACRAL

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the cranio-sacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. 

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, Cranio-Sacral is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

FIVE ELEMENTS

The Ancient Chinese Medical practitioners observed the Five Elements in Nature, and saw their reflections in the physiology of man. They named the five qualities of energy; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each Element was observed to predominate a different season. Yin/Yang theory was developed by observing the polar opposites that exist in Nature (night and day, cold and hot, Water and Fire, rest and activity). These naturally occurring opposites have an effect on human physiology, pathology, and wellness. 

Current Studies and Research - 2019

 

I continue to naturally be drawn to explore vibrational sound therapy. The further you gaze down any corridor you realize you’ve just glimpsed the beginning. Acutonics draws on Oriental Medicine, Western Medicine, energy medicine, physics, depth psychology, astrological medicine, and sound healing principles to create a powerful and innovative approach to optimal health. Utilizing the Five Elements theory, Windows of the Sky (spiritual points), Extraordinary Vessels (congruent points) Planetary tuned tuning forks are used to access these specific Meridian channels to restore sympathetic vibrational harmony. I keep my curiosities satiated in multiple studies at any given time. Everyday I am humbled by the power of sound and the connections I am honored to gain.

  • Acutonics: From Galaxies to Cells // Theres No Place Like Ohm

  • Chinese Energetic Medicine

  • Core Synchronism Hand Medicine

  • Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians 

Experience and Education

Since 1998 I have been immersed in multiple aspects of the salon/spa world. My passion for helping others in such a multifaceted atmosphere has kept my drive for knowledge ever-evolving. I enjoy being able to work with individuals and help them find balance in their lives. People come stressed, bent and broken, and after just a single session they feel revitalized, restored, rejuvenated, and mostly grateful. 

 

Ninety percent of disease is stress-related

 

Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than being over-stressed. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into: 

Decreased Anxiety

Enhanced sleep quality

Greater energy

Improved concentration

Increased circulation

Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issue. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity 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 post-surgery 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

 
 

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. Down tempo, headonic beats, unsyncopated ensemble rhythms, ambient synth textures, and/or psychedelic tripped-out music will 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 appropriately 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 and blanket. 

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. If you would like abdomen work don't hesitate to ask. 

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. A high quality massage cream is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The cream 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.