Massage by Deanna Starr & Ted Starr

About us

Ted Starr
Training including the following modalities: Swedish Massage - Acupressure - Chair massage - Deep Tissue Massage - Reflexology - Reiki - Jin Shin Jyutsu - Chinese 5 Elements - Reflexology - Oncology Massage - Lymphatic Drainage - T'UI NA Chinese Meridian Massage - CMT 62603

Deanna Starr, RN, BSN, PHN                   us
Training including the following modalitiesSwedish MassageChair massage - Deep Tissue Massage - CMP 63426

                          

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  Massage Modalities

 

Swedish Massage - A massage that manipulates muscles and joints, designed to invigorate the body by stimulating the circulation, and promoting relaxation. 

Acupressure - Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles.  The vital 50+ energy points used to clear the "chi" blockages that create discomfort in the body. These points stimulate the body's self-curative abilities. 

Chair massage is a style of seated massage in a special massage chair with emphasis on the head, back, shoulders, neck, arms, and hands and often in 10 to 15 minutes. Chair massage is performed while clothed and does not require massage oil. 

Stone Massage - A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. 

Deep Tissue Massage - The deeper musculature of the body. We will be using specific strokes that will loosen the underlying connective tissue and free the musculature. 

Reflexology - The physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body. 

Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. 

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a subtle energy work, a form of Japanese "acupressure," used for releasing body tension and revitalizing our subtle energy pathways.  These pathways feed life to all of our cells.  When these paths become blocked by tension patterns, pain or dis-ease may result.  Using 25 safety energy locks (like acupressure points), Jin Shin Jyutsu is the art of balancing the flow of energy through these pathways.  Using Jin Shin Jyutsu, we can awaken our innate wisdom to move toward balance in our bodies and our lives.  

CHINESE 5 ELEMENTS - Acupressure points used to restore balance within each element and ultimately, the body.

Oncology Massage - Massage for the seriously ill.

Lymphatic Drainage - Gentle massage to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.

T'UI NA Chinese Meridian Massage - Tui Na (pronounced 'twee-nah') massage is a complete healing system, like acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. These three forms of therapy are the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tui Na is probably the oldest system of bodywork still practised yet its popularity continues to grow.  Tui Na is applied to the clothed body.