Fall 2013 is coming up fast and I am implementing some changes this year with two new treatments, changes to treatment names on the web and booking site, and a presence at Richardson's farmers market.
The first new treatment is called Deep Stretch. This is a style of massage where foot compressions and traditional Thai massage stretches are blended together to give you increased flexibility and deep relaxation. This is another creation of Ruthie Hardee, The woman who created the Ashiatsu style that I specialize in- (that is now being called DeepFeet Barefoot Bar Therapy- more on that later)
Ruthie calls this Ashi-Thai but I have renamed it Deep Stretch to give you a better idea of the benefits you can expect to receive from this style.
Check out my new promo picture for Deep stretch! I think Joseph Ray Photography did an excellent job! I'd also like to say thank you to Jessica of barefootmassageninja.com for being in the pictures with me!
The second addition is called Deep Island Sports Massage or Fijian Massage.This style was created by Lolita Knight, an American woman who lived in FiJi and learned these techniques from the village doctor.
It's done on a mat on the floor and is similar to a western sports massage. By using a broad surfaced "tool" - the foot, the therapists can get in deep and engage a large amount of tissue, causing quick endorphin release for a wonderfully relaxing effect.
I'm really loving this style and will be doing demos of it at a health fair this weekend.
As you can see, neither of these two styles require the client to undress, which makes it easy and can be comfortable for clients who do not like that part of massage therapy. I now have three techniques to offer where the client dresses in comfortable clothing for the session- Reiki, Deep Island Sports, and Deep Stretch.
Here's some of Ruthie Hardee's pictures of the Ashi-Thai style. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is in the middle of a name change to Deep Feet Bar therapy. I will be changing the name of my treatments as well so that they can be better understood by clients wishing to book something but not knowing exactly what to book.
If you've noticed those changes, just know that everything is the same, it's just called something different.
And finally, I'm planning to be at Richardson's Farmers Market on the last saturday of every month starting in October to showcase Deep Stretch. You can come see me and get all stretched out and then go shopping and find wonderful farmers market treats!
Find it at:
677 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX-75080 From 9am - 2pm every Saturday- I will only be there on the last Saturday of the month (beginning in October)
What do you think about the new treatments?
Which one do you want to try first and Why??
Looking forward to reading your answers in the comments section below!
Gaia Bodywork PLLC is the private massage practice of Hillary Arrieta LMT and is located in Richardson, TX. offering the best massage services in the area for pain and stress management. Visit Gaiabodywork.com for more information.
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