Specialties Offered by Serena
Hot Stone Massage
Imagine the feeling of tension in your body being melted away by warm, smooth basalt stones. The black lava stones, which contain naturally occurring iron and magnesium, retain warmth as they are used to release the knots and tension in your muscles. The stones are incorporated into your massage, along with hands-on bodywork.
This deeply relaxing massage soothes the soul and will warm you to the core on a cold day.
Essential oils available upon request.
The feet are mirrors to the soul? They may not be, but they are a reflection of your body. Your feet are like a GPS system for your body – each point on your foot corresponds to a connected area in your body. Serena will use these points as a guide to understand where there are possible aches in your body, and address each area through massaging your feet.
Foot Reflexology is great if: you are more comfortable staying dressed, you are in intense pain and feel the area is too sensitive to touch, you only want your feet worked on, or you just love massage. We invite you to come experience this effective healing therapy that has been practiced for decades.
(Note: Foot Reflexology is NOT a pedicure.)
The Japanese term Shiatsu translates directly as “finger-pressure” or, more commonly known as, “acupressure.” Similar to acupuncture but without the needles, Shiatsu focuses on the meridian system – the interconnecting pathways that run throughout the body.
The concept of the meridian systems is that dis-ease occurs when the meridians have blockages, causing stagnation or deficiencies of Qi (life-force energy). Blockages occur when there are physical and/or emotional disturbances; limiting the flow of energy and causing discomfort or dis-ease. Imagine your energy like a river sparkling in the sun, balanced, healthy, and moving freely.
A shiatsu session involves pressure point work, massaging the full length of the meridian, passive stretching and joint rotation. Releasing the blockages helps your energy rebalance and flow naturally, allowing your body to perform at its full potential. Shiatsu is done without the use of oil, so you can remain fully clothed for your session.
Zen Shiatsu is great for those who are afraid of needles or massage or for anyone who wishes to increase energy flow. It has great results for conditions such as: body pain/stiffness, sleep disturbances, headaches, low energy, digestion challenges, sciatic pain, heart burn, asthma, fibromyalgia, irregular menstruation, & emotional imbalances such as inflexibility, anger, and grief.
Benefits include: decreased stress, decreased joint pain, relief from body pain and stiffness, increased energy and circulation, increased range of motion, increased sense of well-being, disease prevention, and many more.