Bodywork sessions incorporate Krista’s education, training, application and experience with Thai massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, Swedish Massage, Graston technique, AyurVedic massage, Reiki, Ashtanga Yoga adjustments and therapeutic components, anatomy and more and experience with thousands of bodies over 18 years. Each client is individual and each session is also. Krista pulls from her wheelhouse of knowledge and understanding of the human body and the person in front of her and utilizes various modalities during each session, based on the needs of the client at that time. Krista mixes in her cognitive knowledge and experience as well as her intuition when structuring your 60 to 90 minutes of treatment.
Bodywork sessions are individualized for each client, each session. They will be a combination of the following therapy modalities:
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique (alternative medicine) called energy healing. Reiki is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch. This technique is called hands on healing or palm healing. Practitioners use this technique to activate the body’s natural healing processes in order to restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki sessions assist clients feeling relief from pain, anxiety, fatigue and depression; enhancements to quality of life; Boosts in mood; some clients even experience relief from headaches, tension, nausea and insomnia. Krista always does some Reiki energy work before, during and after your bodywork session but a typical bodywork session works too much with the gross physical body to have the chance to work with the more subtle energy body. If you would like to learn more about Reiki energy healing or how to schedule a separate Reiki session, please go here.
Also known as Nuad Bo-Rarn, or Thai yoga massage, is a traditional therapy to treat the WHOLE human body, mind and spirit. It is based on the idea of energy fields or Shen-lines alias energy-lines and physical movements and pressure and combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures to work with the electromagnetic or energetic field which surrounds and brings the body to life.
There are countless benefits to massage and general and Thai massage specifically but some include stimulation of blood circulation and lymph drainage, stimulation of internal organs; increases range of motion and flexibility, improves the body’s posture and overall alignment; relieves headaches, muscle pain and muscle spasms, painful joints, fatigue, swollen limbs; and calms the nervous system thereby promoting an increase in energy and a deep state of relaxation.
During a Thai massage you are fully clothed, but wearing something comfortable and loose fitting. You will lie on the ground and I will perform dynamic stretching for your body in focused positions to help lengthen your muscles and joints and tendons and ligaments. It is a wonderful complement to yoga in that those who know the breath and do that kind of body practice often enjoy the massage. But it is more of a stretching session and no pressure points into your body with my hands.
This is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. The Graston technique is just one of a number of manual therapy approaches utilizing instruments with a specialized form of gently scraping or massaging the skin. This technique assists in mobilizing your soft tissue so that scar tissue adhesions can be broken up under your skin and pushed into your bloodstream so your body can purge the waste and your tissue can move more freely and with less pain and more overall function. Research also shows that there are neurologic benefits for the body using this technique. Certain nerve fibers become activated in this method of assisted soft tissue mobilization. Further, our body’s proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors, known as our position sense organs, respond to this method of soft tissue assisted mobilization also! This treatment may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments but Krista always incorporates it into her bodywork session with every client who needs it.
Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine from India. Ayurveda focuses on maintaining health through natural practices like massage and what you eat. Abhyaṅga is the anointing of the body with oil.
The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.–Caraka Saṃhitā: Sūtrasthāna: V: 88-89.
Abhyaṅga should be resorted to daily, it wards off old age, exertion and aggravation of vāta. –Aṣṭāṅga Hṛdayam: Sūtrasthāna:II:8-9
In India local people go to their local Ayurvedic Doctor, like your primary care physician here in America, and their Ayurvedic Doctor may prescribe them with an Abhyaṅga routine or prescribe they get Abhyaṅga treatment(s) at the clinic. In Abhyaṅga massage treatments, the oils are selected based on the needs of the client and these oils, with the application or massage of the oils, can be quite beneficial for maintaining health and in fact is used in India as medicine for certain disorders.
As outlined in the Caraka Saṃhitā, Suśruta Saṃhitā and Aṣṭāṅga Hṛdayam, benefits of abhyaṅga, applying oils to the body, include: nourishment for the body, increase of longevity, benefits the skin, benefits circadian rhythm and therefore sleep patterns; strengthens the body’s tolerance, stimulates the internal organs of the body, increases circulation throughout the cells of the body; produces softness, strength and color to the body; bestows good vision, decreases the effects of aging and imparts tone and vigor to the dhātus (tissues) of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
This bodywork technique works with your entire musculoskeletal system and targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. Working with the forces of gravity, manual pressure and focused breathing; slow, deep, sustained pressure is applied as Krista manipulates your tissue to release tension in the muscle and tissues. This also breaks up scar tissue that forms following an injury and creates controlled inflammation of the area to bring more blood flow and oxygenation.
Deep tissue massage uses similar kneading and stroking movements found in Swedish massage, but deep tissue uses more pressure. In order to reach the deep muscle tissue, it is necessary to massage each layer, layer by layer of muscle. In addition to using kneading and stroking movements, special techniques are added with the therapists fists, fingers or elbow to reach, stretch and manipulate the deeper tissue. This type of massage can help reduce inflammation and also increase blood flow to the soft tissues.
Fees and Registration
$175/60 minutes | Special pricing is available through packages and memberships in our Shop. We offer a 20% discount to those wishing to pre-pay for a pack of 10; a savings of $350.00. We offer a 10% discount for those wishing to pre-pay for a pack of 5 sessions; a savings of $88.00.
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For those wishing to meet on a regular basis from one to several times a week, bi-weekly or monthly, we do offer auto debit discounts for mentorship with Krista regarding your yoga practice and many other areas of wholeness from nutrition, life coaching, bodywork, time management, toxic free living and more. The Discount for Krista’s Integration and Mentorship Program is 30%-32% off services. Click here to learn more about Mentorship and the Olotita Signature Service offering.