Independent Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician.

Skin Care & Massage Therapy

Kittrina's

 

Beauty

Regular massage therapy sessions will slow the aging process in your face, body, and mind. We all know that stress adds years to our age. So why not relax and reduce some of that stress while caring for our bodies.

Try a natural facelift massage to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Enjoy a body wrap the sooth, nourish, and firm the skin.

 

Relaxation

If your Primary goal is relaxation Swedish massage would be the best choice for you. If its a cold damp day, adding hot stones may add that extra comfort. If your mind is racing and your cant seem to unwind, adding aromatherapy can help quiet your mind.

Pain Management

If you are seeking relief from chronic pain or a recent injury there are many things to consider. Treating pain varies person to person so it is important to discuss your pain, past treatments, and what you do for relief in order to pick a treatment that would most benefit you.

This especially true for those that suffer from fibromyalgia, what works for one does not work for all.

Hot Stone Massage is great for those suffering from arthritis, muscle aches, overuse injuries, etc. The heat from the stones allows the muscles to relax and lengthen allowing for deeper work into the muscles.

For those that seek a deeper pressure but still enjoy the warmth would benefit from warm bamboo massage.

For those looking for the deepest pressure possible Ashiatsu is the recommended choice.

Fitness Enthusiasts

In this arena, massage therapy is much more than a mere luxury. It should be regarded as part and parcel of your dedication to living a healthy life. Research establishes that regular massage therapy improves range of motion, reduces recovery time, increases muscle tone, and increases flexibility.

Since massage acts as an "auxiliary heart" by increasing circulation, it thus facilitates the elimination of toxins and other metabolic wastes generated as a byproduct of resistance training. Additionally, massage therapy reduces the time that it takes the body to heal an injury.

Deep Tissue Massage or Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage are best for these goals. Specialized deep tissue work will address localized are of discomfort or injury from training sessions. Ashiatsu Barefoot massage is more of a whole body approach, however can be used for localized areas. Ashiatsu provides that additional pressure that is great for athletes.

Choosing Your Massage

Which Modality is Right for your Needs?

Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.

It is important to understand the needs of your body and mind in order to choose the massage that will best suite your needs. Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you're looking for.



Manage Anxiety and Depression

While medication and/or psychological therapy may be necessary to treat some cases of anxiety and depression another option is massage therapy. There have been many case studies done that show massage therapy is an effective treatment for anxiety. There are various massage techniques that may be helpful in treating anxiety from deep-tissue to relaxation massage therapy. Massage is useful in not only reducing depression and anxiety but in treating the physical manifestations that accompany it as well.
 
Depending on the severity of physical symptoms, some deeper work may be required. As with any other treatment it is recommended to begin with a lighter broad pressure the gauge the needs of the individual.