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This is the treatment you've heard about a bunch of times, but still don't really understand. We know, it sounds a little out there... but bottom line, you can't argue with results! It's the most relaxing treatment Aria has ever received (though a particular body wrap facial combo with a practitioner who had this beautifully compassionate touch is right up there with it).
Aria believes that a large part of the healing that takes place is in the act of surrender. No, not like a dog who has turned belly-up in the face of a threat. Surrender as in letting go of mental resistance. Allowing yourself to become completely vulnerable, and trusting that you'll be taken care of. Allowing someone to be fully present with you, focusing wholly on your wellbeing, allowing yourself to just receive. Not feeling guilty. Not feeling like you have to give something back. Giving yourself permission to receive care. To receive love.
Giving reiki is giving love. It is the art of focusing all your compassion, biding it and building it, and giving it over to another person (and borrowing some of the vast compassionate healing energy of the universe-- Universal Life Force Energy).
Whether you put stock in a greater benevolent entity or not, it is undeniable that there is healing power in compassionate touch. We have all being doing it instinctively. When a child falls and injures a knee, they put their hands on it, or rub it gently. When a friend is crying from emotional pain, we put a hand on their back or give them a hug. A reiki practitioner has honed the skill of giving touch which is hyper-charged with loving intention.
This is the service everyone thinks of when they hear "massage." Soft music, dim lighting, perhaps candles and aromatherapy to create a perfectly soothing environment, suitable for escaping reality for an hour or two. Long, gliding strokes with oil gently ease the mind and muscles into a relaxed state, while promoting circulation and release of feel-good hormones such as epinephrine and dopamine, while decreasing the detrimental stress-hormones such as cortisol.
But if you think it's only about pampering and feeling nice (which it definitely is--and does), you haven't been doing your research on the effects of long-term stress on the body! It's like having a leak in your energy stores. You have less to give in the area of brain power, physical action, and immune defense. This one alone makes a huge difference in health. Your immune system is what fights off infection and disease constantly. Illness occurs when yours isn't strong enough to overcome the invader (and we're constantly being bombarded by bacteria ... it's floating in the air! It's everywhere! Not to scare you too much).
But there is hope! Engaging in regular relaxation practices such as meditation, breath work, yoga, self-hypnosis, hot tubbing, or being serenaded by flutes and singing bowls, (massage is the best choice in our humble opinion), will help keep you at your best day in and day out.
The importance of a relaxation practice is so understated in today's society. It's not surprising when everywhere you look is a business selling you a way to look better or feel better, and western medicine makes money off of you being ill.
This is the massage that could fix your posture, relieve your neck, shoulder, low back, or wrist pain, or take away your headache. Also called orthopedic, medical, or clinical massage, practitioners are trained to manually detect adhesions (commonly known as "knots"), hypertonicity, and inflammation, analyze posture, and understand it's relationship with muscular syndromes and pain. They learn specialized techniques to mobilize the soft tissues in ways that coax them into a state of healthy relaxation (or just forcefully deconstruct them, if you're into that).
Aria's signature Therapeutic Fusion massage folds techniques such as myofascial release (MFR), trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), soft tissue mobilization (STM), and deep transverse friction (DTF), as well as elements of traditional Thai massage into a soothing, full body oil massage.
No two sessions are the same, just as no two bodies are the same from one day to another. No mundane following of routines here; she continually assesses the body and adjusts accordingly in order to deliver the most robust healing experience for the individual.
Never had a massage, and don't even know what you want? No worries. Aria has a uniquely sensitive touch which allows her to feel the minute changes in muscle tone as you guard against too much sensation, or relax into the perfect level (this ability is commonly known as ~magic hands~). And even if you don't believe us, she will verbally check in with you to make 100% sure your experience is an excellent one.