Chien Center
Chien Center

Massage & Bodywork

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage was developed as a full body treatment to promote relaxation, improve circulation, relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. The system utilizes long gliding strokes, kneading and friction to disperse physical tension in the body in a gentle way by loosening tight muscles, reducing stiffness, and increasing blood and lymph circulation.

Swedish massage is received without clothing, utilizing standard massage draping techniques to ensure comfort and privacy.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy works by using a very light touch to release restrictions in the Cranio-Sacral System, allowing the Central Nervous System to function more efficiently and is deeply relaxing. It is effective for many issues related to pain or dysfunction, including migraines, autism, learning disabilities, chronic fatigue, post traumatic stress syndrome, post surgical dysfunctions and sinus problems. Cranio-Sacral is received fully clothed, lying on a massage table.

Clinical/Deep Tissue

Clinical/Deep Tissue work addresses specific issues with a very focused approach to problem areas. Utilizing deep, direct pressure in areas of tension and pain can provide relief for overworked muscles, or of pain resulting from some types of injuries.

Intrinsic Touch

Instrinsic Touch focuses on the fascial (connective) tissue. Utilizing stretching and traction, gentle holds, compression, rocking, and the holding of pressure points, the tissues are softened to allow greater range of motion, the release of old holding patterns and improved posture. This work is subtle and relaxing, yet very deep.

Traditional Thai Massage

Sometimes called "Thai Yoga Massage," Thai Massage is more active and rigorous than most massage modalities. This system utilizes rhythmic pressure applied over the entire body and facilitated stretching to loosen and invigorate the body. Thai Massage is received fully clothed, lying on a floor mat.

Chair Massage

As a way of introducing people to the benefits of touch and bringing massage to those who otherwise may not have the time or opportunity to experience it, I offer on-site chair massage. Whether it be at a corporate facility or at a special event or festival, these 10 to 15 minute sessions can produce a very real experience of relaxation and stress reduction.