integrative bodywork

Maura is trained in the following massage modalities:

Swedish

With this full body massage all areas of the body receive treatment according to your personal needs. This relaxing, flowing manipulation of soft tissue relieves stress and provides a period of pampering bliss. This light to medium pressure massage increases circulation, lymphatic flow and overall well being.

Rolfing

Rolfing, also called Rolf therapy or structural integration, is a holistic system of bodywork that uses deep manipulation of the body's soft tissue to realign and balance the body's myofascial structure. Rolfing improves posture, relieves chronic pain, and reduces stress.

Trigger Point

Deep, hard pressure on a point in the muscle where metabolism has decreased

Sports

Massage, stretching and heat-therapy techniques designed to improve performance, relieve discomfort and promote healing of overused muscles. Specific muscles and tendon groups are targeted for treatment. Ideal for athletes, pre-and post event to optimize performance and speed recovery.

Deep Tissue

This therapy focuses on the deeper layers of muscles with the therapist working on particular areas at a time. These techniques reduce chronic tension from the body muscles through use of slow strokes and deep finger pressure. The therapist so as to release the stress works either along or across the fibers of muscles, fascia or tendons.

CranialSacral Therapy

uses a very light touch, around 5 grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel) to assist the natural movement of the craniosacral system and free it of any restrictions. CranioSacral Therapy enhances the functioning of the central nervous system and helps dissipate the negative effects of stress.

Prenatal Massage

A relaxing massage targeting the special needs during pregnancy, such as low back pain, sciatica, swelling of hands and feet and insomnia. Ideally suited to prepare mother-to-be and her baby for an easier birth process and transition by creating a truly relaxing, nurturing experience.

Shiatsu

Use of fingers and palm of one's hand to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and for maintaining and promoting health.

ThaiMassage

Uses compressions, pressure on specific points and stretches to release blockages, and results in a free flow of energy throughout the body.

Integrative Massage

Different styles of bodywork are blended to achieve more complete results on different areas of the body or provide more benefit to a specific area. This massage is designed specifically for your needs.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is instruction in Yogic practices and teachings to prevent, reduce or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering or limitations. Usually this is taught one-on-one for the specific conditions and purpose of individuals by specially trained Yoga teachers or therapists.

Mobilizations

Mobilizations are passive movements and stretches used to enhance range of motion and improve flexibility in the joints.

Maura Rassman