Massage for Healthy Living
Welcome to Therapeutic Effects
Over 25 years experience to bring you the best service and knowledge. Consultation determines what modality most appropriately suits your needs. Affordable prices in today's market.
I’ve been a dedicated practitioner of holistic medicine since 1992 after attending Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in Charlotte and later Graduating from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage & Bodywork in 1995. I love empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts.
As a well-rounded Massage Therapist, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. I am always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into my practice and believe that continued learning is important for any good Massage Therapist.
Contact Direct @ (828) 310-7642
Offering a variety of services, we work with different modalities to align your life force and keep your body in balance.
The basic massage I utilize is SWEDISH MASSAGE. It incorporates long fluid strokes; some deeper kneading that enables the muscle fascia to release as lymph, blood, and oxygen begin to flow through the muscle fibers. The natural flow of energy will be restored and homeostasis (balance) is regained.
Deep Tissue Massage
This massage will be used to address deeper connective tissue -- this is where muscle adhesion's are found and what chronic muscle tensions arise from.
NMT is a very highly effective treatment to rid body of pain. The therapist has an advanced knowledge of anatomy and can focus in on particular muscle groups to treat the dysfunction. During this "Static Pressure" work, the soft tissue is manipulated therefore achieving a balance within the Central Nervous System.
Hot Stone Massage
This treatment with very warm basalt stones, rich in iron, retain heat for a prolonged use. As the stones are placed on tight muscles or used to glide over the tense muscle, aids in a deeper relaxation for the client, while softening the tissue. The therapist is able to work deeper into the muscle tissue fibers.
Cold stones are sometimes used for sinus area.
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique
A methodical treatment plan incorporating deep tissue massage along with stretches or Range of Motions while holding joints and muscle areas aims to create muscular balance and optimal movement in the body.
Dry Brushing w/ Essential Oil Massage Wrap
Increases muscle tone
Improves skin texture (luminosity and suppleness)
Reduces the effects of stress on the body
Supports healthy detoxification
Improves lymphatic circulation
after the 15 minutes of brushing and 40 minutes of massage, you will be Wrapped up in Essential Oil Blend specific to individual needs.
Take Brush home with you
Foot and Hand Reflexology
A modality that has been practiced by ancient cultures for 1000s of years. Based on the theory that there are specific “reflex” points or zones on the hands & feet that correspond to every part of the body. By using special pressure techniques, it is believed that the body can enjoy profound relaxation and stress reduction, also aid in pain relief, digestion and elimination problems, help improve sleep and increase overall mental and physical well-being.
60 minutes of relaxation. As it becomes difficult to lie face down once that Baby Bump has grown, a special pregnancy pad that fits to the contours of your body is used.. The back hurts, the feet are swelling, and well.... you are just somewhat uncomfortable. Either you are placed side lying, or face down. AAAHH....wonderful!
Senior Citizen Massage
Any client over the age of 75 is eligible for a discount. See rates. The skin of the elderly is less pliable and tears and bruises easily. Care is taken to be sensitive to these and other special areas of the aged population.
Other Services Offered as Add-Ons
As we offer a variety of services, we utilize an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy with an emphasis on identifying and addressing current stressors, exploring past experiences and family dynamics, and developing positive life patterns.
Clinical Aromatherapy w/ Essential Oils
FAR Infrared Heat Therapy
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
3rd Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Sold in increments of 30 or 60 minutes.
2 candles = $15
3 candles = $22
4 candles = $30
Through the intuitive gift that I have been blessed with, I aspire to bring balance to those who enter into my practice seeking guidance and help with their health and well-being in a natural way.
My dedication to helping others is unconditional.