Laurie LaBean, LMBT #3148
Modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Heated Stone Massage, Swedish Massage,
Level II Reiki Practitioner, Nia Technique Instructor
Deep Tissue Massage: A slow, methodical manipulation directed toward the deeper structures of the muscles and fascia in t he body. Deep Tissue Massage increases flexibility, increases range of motion in muscles, breaks up adhesions in muscles, decreases pain, improves posture, increases circulation, increases client awareness, and flushes waste and toxins from muscle tissues.
Heated Stone Therapy: Basalt stones are heated, oiled and used to massage away muscle tension and induce relaxation. This method is especially helpful in easing pain and soreness in contracted tissue. Gemstones can also be used to balance, clear and energize the body’s energy centers. This therapy is often used during a Swedish Massage session.
Swedish Massage: A western style of massage that relieves stress, relaxes muscle tissue, and improves blood and lymph circulation. Swedish Massage consists of gliding, kneading, brisk, and tapping strokes to the superficial skin or deeper muscle tissues. Pressure is light to medium. This session may also include Deep Tissue Massage on specific muscles or muscle groups, as needed.
Reiki: Reiki (Universal Life Force) is an ancient and powerful form of healing which is applied with the hands. Reiki treats the mind, body, emotions and spirit. It brings more life, vitality, clarity, wellness and peace of mind. Reiki aids in the healing process and brings relief from stress and pain.
Nia Technique: Nia is an exciting mind/body fusion fitness program that incorporates cardiovascular fitness through the power and precision of martial arts; the expressiveness of dance arts; and the expanded awareness of healing arts. Originally, Nia stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. The letters “NIA” have now come to stand for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, in other words, the interaction between our bodies and our minds. The program takes a holistic approach to fitness—keeping the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. Adaptable to all fitness levels, Nia’s barefooted, grounded movements provide a whole body workout that is gentle on the joints.