About My Massage & Energy Work Technique
I was trained in Israel, at Masters College, in the year 2000. I was
introduced to just about every massage modality there when I was in school.
Later on I have studied Chakra Therapy with Anodea Judith, Craniosacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, Reflexology with Jackie Cave and Reiki. Also, I have been practicing meditation and
yoga for the last 15 years. My meditative practices have helped to refine my
intuitive abilities, which are the base for delivering amazing energy work into
each and every massage. Intuitively combining technical skills of massage with
the energy work, my technique has developed into a flow, a dance, an art form,
that communicates with the whole person, engaging all levels of one’s being in
this healing experience.
All my massages are based on long, flowing strokes of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and Shiatsu like intuitive pressure points; and, since each body presents completely different than the next, many other techniques may also be incorporated. The following is the list of modalities that might be included in a single, custom-tailored intuitive massage sessions:
Through light to medium pressure with the use of pure oils, Swedish massage includes flowing, rhythmic, strokes as well as kneading, friction and stretches. Swedish is intended to relax the body and mind as well as increase circulation and the flow of lymph through your system.
Deep Tissue Massage
A more intense, therapeutic massage technique where the therapist works deep into the muscle layers—utilizing slow deep strokes and trigger point release—to relieve chronic muscle tension and pain. Deep tissue work is always done at the comfort level of the individual to replace the chronic, unpleasant pain.
Acupressure is an ancient form of healing art using the fingers and other parts of the body by skillfully pressing key points on the body to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself. I use these pressure points intuitively to relax your body and calm the mind, leading to a profoundly peaceful state of expanded awareness and of mental clarity for a deep emotional healing.
Thai Massage is designed specifically to speed up recovery from intense workouts or injuries, increase your mobility and facilitate your body’s optimal performance. This type of massage is excellent for athletes. It is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage, and it is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. It is like doing yoga without any work.
Normally, I incorporate this technique into my massage sessions, however, you are also welcome to request a session consisting of only Thai Massage. In this case it will be performed on a padded mat on the floor, while you are fully dressed in loose comfortable clothing.
The Traditional Indian Head Massage was practiced for over 1,000 years in India. Women passed the techniques down to the next generation by forming trains. One person in front of another. Men would take an Indian Head Massage with a cut and shave at the barber shop. Often stress is stored in the shoulders, neck and head areas. Tension accumulates and shows up as headaches, eyestrain, chronic stiffness, fatigue and illness. Indian Head Massage involves using firm and gentle rhythmic movements to clear years of built up tension in the head, neck, shoulders and back.
The stones, incorporated into my massage, act like small heating pads transferring deep, soothing heat to areas of need. This increases circulation to the hands and feet while calming the nerves and warming the body.
You are also welcome to request a session consisting entirely of the Hot Stones Massage.
Reflexology is a natural healing art, based on the principal that there are reflexes on the head, hands and feet that directly correspond with glands, organs and parts of the body. During the treatment, I use my thumb and fingers to stimulate reflex areas on your feet to trigger physiological changes that empower your body to heal itself.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal energy. During a Reiki session this healing energy is channeled, or conducted, through a practitioner's hands into the person receiving the treatment. By balancing emotional and spiritual energies, Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself. A state of deep relaxation combined with a general feeling of well-being is the most noticeable and immediate effect of this modality. Usually, I incorporate this technique into my intuitive massage sessions, but it also can be done as a stand-alone Reiki session.
The modern day adaptation of Myofascial Cupping is where a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced by suctioning out air, so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle and therefore a more broad release.Most manual massage therapy techniques involve positive pressure of pushing into the body, however Myofascial Cupping is unique in that negative pressure is the means for changing tissue adhesions. If desired, Myofascial Cupping can be incorporated into Samatva Signature Massage session.
I use guided visualizations as an empowering tool for healing. I incorporate them at the end of my massage sessions, when you are in a deeply relaxed and receptive state. In this state, the imagery you are guided to visualize becomes very vivid. By gently guiding you into the experience of your innate wholeness, I get your powerful subconscious mind on board so it works towards your healing instead of against it. This blissful experience results in real and immediate benefits.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
In a typical one- to two-hour session, the client lies quietly, fully clothed, while the practitioner makes light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet. This light contact consists of gentle finger pressure, with no bone manipulation or forceful thrusts such as those used in chiropractic work, bone-setting, or osteopathy.
The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system. This is the system that dictates all of the body's functioning, constantly sending and receiving information. Helps with various conditions, including migraine headaches, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma of any kind, post-surgical recovery, TMJ, and others.
Craniosacral Therapy can be performed as a stand alone treatment or can be combined with relaxation and/or deep tissue massage.