Services

Vibrational Sound Therapy

Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) is the use of hand hammered metal bowls on and around the body. Therapeutic “singing bowls” are crafted for vibration with a clean sound and a rich multitude of overtones. The client remains fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner gently taps one or multiple bowls.  The VST method is above all a method of relaxation, and most people will reach this state of relaxation quickly, even during their first session. During a VST session or “sound massage” the body will go through noticeable changes as it responds to deeper, and deeper states of rest. Relaxation is not only a physical state but also a state of consciousness, and VST has very strong effects on alertness, and perception. Relaxation during a VST session brings on the same kind of brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

 

Integrative Massage

During an integrative massage session a combination of various massage, bodywork, and somatic therapy techniques will be utilized.  Disrobed to the client’s comfort level, the body will be covered by a clean sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed.  Using 100% jojoba oil to reduce friction on the skin, Kassie will use her intuition and experience to manipulate the soft tissues of the body activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This massage is for relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improve circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Techniques that utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques. Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas by following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

 

Reiki

Buddhist in nature, reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is the combining of universal energy with individual energy to open pathways of healing. It teaches that disease is not separate from the body; it is the body out of balance. Rediscovered by Japanese Buddhist and Christian scholar of theology Mikao Usui around 1921, this energy healing method involves placing the hands on or just above the body in order to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. The practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life energy, uses a passive touch that some clients experience with a warmth or tingling. The hands remain in position for 3-5 minutes, alternately covering 10-12 positions over the body. Treatments work by dissolving or eliminating toxic energy and substances from many levels of one’s being, whether it is physical, emotional or mental. This works to strengthen the harmonic flow of energy within the body. The three levels of training in the initiation process of becoming a reiki master are referred to as attunement levels. Through this training, the practitioner reaches a level where they can access energy flow through the hands to heal themselves and others.