Healing Our Perception of Massage
In the West we often think of massage as a luxurious indulgence rather than an integral part of health and well-being. Yet as we deepen our understanding of how Qi (energy) circulates throughout the body and where the root causes of disease originate, we’re invited to shed this belief and step into the realization that traditional cultures have known and practiced for centuries—massage is an essential form of medicine and an effective tool for clearing tension, stagnation and stress.
Zoe began studying massage in 2001, learning many styles from countries and cultures all over the world, including China, Hawaii, Indonesia and Thailand. In all cases, she has traveled and immersed herself into the culture of origin to learn her skills from an authentic teacher.
Over the years she has refined her diverse skills as a masseur to offer three main styles of bodywork. In each session Zoe deeply listens to her clients and draws upon her wealth of experience and intuition to offer individually-tailored treatments to promote the highest healing of each person.
Fans, shakers, and smudging and may also be used to enhance the clearing and purification of all energies before and after the treatment.
INTUITIVE MASSAGE THERAPY Zoe will be guided to work as your body requires, intuitively creating a custom massage to suit your individual needs. It may include a combination of myo-fascial release, and a deep tissue oil based massage, focusing in the areas that are calling out for it most. This unique massage creates a space in the body and clears the energy field, promoting physical, emotional and spiritual lightness.
This is a very heart-centered style of massage that will send you to a profound state of relaxation, allowing you to fully come back to your body and align your spirit.
Aromatherapy oils may also be used in the session to increase well-being, which is the practice of using the natural oils extracted and distilled into potent essences from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.The inhaled aroma from pure therapeutic grade essential oils stimulates the pituitary & hypothalamus glands, which are parts of the limbic system that regulate emotions, influence the nervous system, and affect our memory centre.Using aromas has been studied to positively affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, digestion, as well as boost the immune system.
Myo-fascial release is a technique replaces the use of oil with slow, intuitive movements that allow all the tissues of the body to release tension in their own natural time. This style of massage addresses tension in the fascia lines that run through the meridians of the body, clearing stagnation in the meridians. This allows Qi to flow more freely and abundantly throughout the body, inducing deep restoration and healing.
Myo-fascial release can be a highly effective massage for addressing physical discomforts such as shoulder or back pain. It is also a treatment that will naturally recalibrate your entire system, bringing you back into harmony, equilibrium and balance both physically and emotionally.