Every massage will be different based on the comfort and needs of each person. The massage you will recieve is a balance between restorative and corrective bodywork. Erica's work is a blend of Swedish and deep tissue techniques, assisted strething, Thai massage techniques, and cupping if desired. The work Erica does is tailored to your specfic needs every time, as she works intuitively with your body.
Swedish massage aims to relieve soreness and increase blood flow to the tissue on a superficial level, typically using gentler pressure. Deep Tissue massage uses a variety of techniques to go through the superficial layers and reach the deeper layers of the muscles using medium to firm pressure. Deep tissue work used in conjunction with Swedish massage is a more therapeutic approach that brings relaxation and rhythm to the session, but accomplishes deeper work than a traditional Swedish massage.
This method uses silicon or hard plastic cups to suction stubborn tension and restrictions in the body by breaking up adhesions and releasing the tension in the muscle and connective tissue. Cupping works wonders with chronic stiffness, and is recommended for those that love deep tissue work. Cupping may be combined with movement, which assists in releasing stagnation in the tissue. Cups may be added into any length of session, and will be applied after massaging the affected areas.
Intended for the mother-to-be, a prenatal massage is tailored for the specific needs of pregnancy. This massage will soothe and support your body as it continues to develop and target areas that need extra love and care. Swedish massage is primarily used with targeted deep tissue work in the upper body as needed. Prenatal is done in a side-lying position, as your body is supported with pillows.